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  • 5 Best Rooms for a Dimmer Switch


  • 5 Best Rooms for a Dimmer Switch

    February 21, 2019

    best rooms for a dimmer switch

    Dimmer switches make your lighting truly customizable. Instead of simply choosing between bright or pitch black, set the mood however you please and save some energy while you’re at it!

    If you are thinking about adding some dimmer switches to your home but you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here are the five best rooms for a dimmer switch recommend by our team of expert electricians at The Happy Outlet.

    1. Living Room

    The living room is a great place to start if you want to give dimmer switches a try, because it’s the room where you spend most of your time. Use your dimmer switch while you watch your favorite TV show or movie so that you get a theatre-style experience without totally sacrificing visibility. Dim the lights and pass the popcorn!

    2. Dining Room

    Nothing sets the tone for a romantic dinner date or a cozy gathering with friends like perfect lighting. Use your dimmer switch to enhance the ambiance for your dining experience, and add a couple of candles while you’re at it.

    3. Kitchen

    If you have ever snuck out of bed to make a midnight snack, you can appreciate the value a dimmer switch would bring to the kitchen. Chop, smear, mix, or heat safely without the added risk of waking up the rest of your family. If your kitchen is adjacent to your living room or dinning room or if you have an open floorplan, it can be advantageous to have consistent dimming abilities in all three rooms.

    4. Bedroom

    In the bedroom, we recommend a double dimmer switch: one for lighting, and one for your ceiling fan. This gives you total control over your lighting and temperature preferences while you sleep. Dimming the lights can be ideal for winding down with a book before your drift off or setting the mood for romance.

    5. Master Bathroom

    A bathroom might seem like an odd space for a dimmer switch—but stay with us. Picture the scene: you wake up in the middle of the night, and nature is calling. You don’t want to stumble to the restroom in the dark, but you also don’t want to blind yourself or a loved one and disrupt everyone’s slumber. A dimmer switch is the perfect solution to this predicament. Dim lighting can also help you ease into the morning while you get ready for work. The possibilities for a bathroom dimmer switch are endless.

    Do you agree that these are the best rooms for a dimmer switch?

    Do you think some of these lighting options are overkill, or would you use a dimer in every room? Share your favorite spots for a dimmer switch with us in the comments below, or on Facebook.

    If you are interested in installing dimmer switches to any rooms in your home, call us today at The Happy Outlet.

    If you need any electrical repairs, replacements, or upgrades in your Carson City home, contact The Happy Outlet! Give us a call at 833-2B-HAPPY to schedule an appointment and get started.