Whether you have an industrial garage or a one car garage for your residence, our Chicagoland garage builders know that lighting can make a difference in creating a comfortable and safe passage from the outside to inside. Sometimes lighting is overlooked when it comes to brightening your garage, and the space stays dark – especially if you do not have many garage windows to bring in natural light. Check out ways to transform your dark garage into a safely lit area.
Outdoor Garage Lighting
On either side of your garage door, make sure you have sconces to illuminate the entry door, using motion sensors that make them go on and off automatically. It’s beneficial to have the motion sensors in order to cast light outward to the landscape when you enter or leave your residence. You can even add an accent light, centered above the garage door to feature your home’s architecture.
Indoor Garage Lighting
Overhead lighting in a garage goes a long way with illuminating the garage floor, which makes entering and exiting your vehicle safer. Some people recommend having light fixtures every four to five feet, but make sure you contact an electrician, so they can determine all the proper wiring, and correct installation process.
DIY Task Lighting
Adding lighting under your cabinets, around work surfaces, or by your storage shelves, is a fun do-it-yourself project that can transform your garage work area into a brighter space. Many types of lighting can hang from the ceiling and be adjusted depending on your height.
If you find yourself installing lights and discover your garage may need maintenance, contact Absolute Garage Builders! As Chicagoland garage builders, we offer a wide variety of plans for garage construction, repairs, and other services. Contact us today for a free on-site evaluation and quote!