13 Dec 2023

Embarking on a renovation or up-styling project? The key to creating a home that’s not just visually stunning but also practical lies in a well-thought-out electrical and lighting plan. Your choices today will shape how you live and enjoy your home tomorrow. Let’s dive into some electrical ideas to consider as you transform your living space.


If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Newmarket, Paddington, Stafford, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.

1. Don’t Flood, Illuminate:

Over-lighting is a common pitfall. Consult with a licensed electrician to avoid this mistake. Instead, tailor your lighting to the room’s function. For instance, opt for ambient wall lights in hallways and strategically place focal point lighting.

2. Mix It Up:

Think beyond traditional downlights. Incorporate a mix of lighting solutions, such as pendant lights, chandeliers, wall sconces, and track ceiling lights. The variety adds ambiance and style to your home.

3. Avoid Dating Your House:

LED strip lighting is trendy but uses it sparingly. Less is often more, so use it to create ambiance or highlight features like decorative wall panelling or under-cabinet lighting in kitchens and or bathrooms..

4. Automate for Comfort:

Introduce automatic lights for convenience and safety. Consider sensors in entryways, pantries, and garages to make daily living more comfortable. Illuminate your driveway as a welcoming design feature.

5. Strategise Power Points:

Practicality matters. Consult with a licensed electrician to strategically place power points. For instance, avoid placing power points on walls near island benches; instead, opt for concealed pop-ups or discreet switches to maintain aesthetics and safety.

6. Switch Up Your Style:

Lighting switches have evolved. Explore stylish options on the market, including Bluetooth-enabled switches for easy automation from your phone. Match switch plates to your interior scheme for a cohesive look.

7. Budget-Friendly Planning:

If budget constraints arise, plan ahead. Consult with an experienced electrician to make provisions for future additions like integrated sound systems or statement pendant lights. Run the necessary cabling during the renovation so you can add these features later.

Illuminate your home with intention and style. By incorporating these electrical and lighting tips, you’re not just renovating; you’re creating an inviting and functional space that reflects your lifestyle.

Always work with a professional!

To ensure that your lighting is properly installed, always hire a licensed electrician. Our popular lighting  installation services include supply and install or install only as well as servicing, repairs and advice.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Repairs and Installations

Allyn White Electrical

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical needs in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical needs.

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