Home Improvements

Simple Lighting Tricks for Your Home

Man installing new lighting fixtures in his new construction home.

How you choose to light each room in your home can effect mood, color, and productivity. Use these simple yet effective swaps to easily improve your home’s lighting. Are you thinking about buying a new home? Visit our list of communities to find out what home type might be right for you. Did you recently buy a home from Judd Builders and are ready to customize your new home? Head to our Design Studio page to start planning your dream home.

In the Kitchen

Many kitchens rely almost exclusively on one primary light fixture. Make sure to look at under cabinet lighting to illuminate your prep, cooking, and eating zones.

In the Bathroom

It’s important to supplement recessed fixtures in the bathroom. Nobody wants bad lighting or shadows when they are getting ready or applying makeup!


Keep it simple: Install a bedside sconce. If you don’t want to utilize a bedside table, wall-mount fixtures provide task lighting for reading in bed without adding clutter.

Living Room

Install accent lighting. Often considered a luxury, accent lights can give a boost to a room most of us use daily for multitasking. Try a sconce or a table lamp to brighten your space.

Dining Room

Look at task light or a decorative buffet lamp to brighten serving areas or corners of the room. Recessed fixtures can help for task-focused work.

Family Spaces

Try portable lamps in shared environments. To add a bit of glow to a space or brighten a dark corner, up-light a plant.

At Judd Builders, you’ll find a variety of communities and floorplans that can be customized to for your family’s needs. Get started on building your dream home today and contact us! We’d love to hear from you.