tropical-fan-in-roomYour home is where you lay your head. It’s your zone, your happy place, the space in which you can truly be yourself and share beautiful times with your family and friends. Honoring that space and all that it means to you is important, and one of the simplest ways to do so is by installing mood lighting and climate control elements that soothe the senses.

Out of ideas? Cozy up your space with the following options:

Dimmers: Why settle for just on or off? Dimmers allow you to adjust the lighting in your room by degrees. When planning a dinner party, you probably want your dining room well-lit so that you can coordinate tablecloths with the place settings. However, once your guests sit down to dinner, you’ll want to dim the lights for a mellower mood. This concept works for every room in your home. There are times for bright lighting and times for something a little gentler. Give yourself the power to choose.

Ceiling Fan: Never underestimate the power of fresh air. Particularly in Spring and summer, allowing cool breezes from outside to circulate within your home via a ceiling fan rejuvenates your space and makes it as relaxing as a beach vacation. Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles, from funky versions with palm-leaf-shaped blades to those made of beautifully colored woods, like cherry or chestnut.

While choosing a ceiling fan for your kitchen or den is a “breeze,” the combination of ceiling height, bulky materials, and the potential for rewiring makes for a challenging installation. Experienced electricians like those at Prairie Electric can help you get the process right.

Hanging Lamp Installation: Hanging lamps can help transform your home from drab to dazzling. However, the installation process can be difficult, to say the least, and can result in deadly electrical shock or even house fires. Look for fixtures that you can safely mount on your electrical box and consult your electrician to find out the best way to test a ground and connect the wires.

Making your home its welcoming, comfortable best can be both challenging and rewarding. Adding comfort-enhancing features, be they lighting or indoor air quality-related, helps to nourish the home sanctuary and provide a safe haven for your family. However, installing these features, particularly when electrical wiring is involved, can be complicated. With the right guidance, you can create a fantastic atmosphere in the safest way possible for yourself, your family, and your guests to enjoy.