Lighting Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring lighting ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Recessed lighting fixtures (also known as can lights) save space by sitting flush with your ceiling, making your home feel less cluttered. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best recessed lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
In this review, we compare and analyze today's best under-cabinet lighting options so you can find the perfect ambiance for your home.
Floor lamps don’t only provide your home with additional light—they can also contribute to its look. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best floor lamps on Amazon.
House One editor and This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sleek three-legged lamp from stock parts and basic tools.
LED lights can help you enhance your gaming or movie-watching setup, decorate your countertops, or just give any room in your home a new aesthetic. Here are our picks for the best LED lights on Amazon.
Strip lights can upgrade the look of any room or space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best LED strip lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Sure, you’ll never have to come home to a dark house again. But this technology is also helpful when it comes to home security, monitoring energy usage, and more
Are you considering adding a chandelier to your bathroom? Bring glamour to your most personal space with one of these fabulous fixtures.
Outdoor solar lights transform a dark yard into a bright one by converting energy from the sun into light. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best outdoor solar lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Christmas lights are versatile string lights that can brighten any area of your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best Christmas lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at local home centers and online retailers like Amazon.
Entertain or just relax with these illuminating ideas for your pergola or other outdoor living space.
Whether you plan on using your garage as a working space for DIY projects or as a storage area, you’ll need it to be well-lit to navigate around the space. Keep reading for garage lighting ideas, products, and tips.
TOH smart home tech expert Ross Trethewey teaches a new trade apprentice how retrofitting new smart lighting systems into old houses provides more user control, energy savings, and peace of mind.
Interior designer Denise Enright tells us what inspired her lighting selections throughout The TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape.
Nothing warms up a space like string lights. They add coziness, are painless to display, and are typically very affordable (you can often grab perfectly good options from the clearance section). Perhaps you’ve only utilized them during the holiday season, but they look just as pretty when hung up all year round
Learn how to "live lighter" with this cost-effective, energy-efficient, and simple-to-install skylight option from VELUX.
Achieve a magical look in your yard with these nightscaping suggestions
Master Electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how to upgrade to a wireless dimming system to easily adjust lighting schemes throughout the home by remote control
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron adds dimmable overhead lighting to a dark bedroom
Use hardworking sconces to illuminate a reading nook, sink wall, fireplace mantel, or any other place you want to brighten in style
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install a chandelier in a dimly lit dining room
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains what to look for when choosing energy-efficient lightbulbs
Lighting expert Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to brighten up a dark closet and never have to flip on a light switch
Master electrician Scott Caron brings electricity to a lantern that used to be lit with kerosene
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home's best face forward.
Considering a well planned lighting design to show off a kitchen and make it fully functional, with tips from kitchen designer Kathy Marshall and TOH host Kevin O'Connor
If you have nagging questions about these energy-saving and long-lasting bulbs, we have the answers
Electrician Charles Vargas explains light-bulb options for recessed fixtures.
With a little knowledge and a little planning, you can lead family and friends safely to your door and cast your home in a whole new light