It’s now November, which means that Daylight Savings Time has ended and the sun is setting earlier every single day. It may take some time for you to adjust to it being dark at five o’clock, but after a few weeks, you likely won’t notice it at all. At The Light Center in Fort Collins, we’re here to help you brighten your home all year round, but it’s during the shorter days of winter that you may begin thinking about how you can add more light in each room. As your local lighting store, we carry fantastic options for your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and more. Visit our showroom today to get started!

More Kitchen Lighting

Winter may be a few weeks away, but with the holidays on the horizon, you may be spending more time in your kitchen. You’ll be baking, cooking, and cleaning, and if you had been relying on the natural light from the large windows to help illuminate the space, you may need to add more lighting for the winter months. This likely won’t require installing new fixtures, but you may need to change out a few light bulbs, or swap some old incandescent bulbs for LED or CFL options. Our staff will gladly help you choose the best bulbs for your kitchen.

Add Some Lamps to the Living Room

If you have a favorite spot in the living room where you like to sit while watching TV or reading, then you may find that it’s a bit darker in that area during the winter. Adding a floor or table lamp in your reading nook or next to your spot on the couch will help brighten the space and can help you beat the winter blues. If you sit with the kids at night to read stories together, then a well-placed lamp will help you see the pages while you’re making lifelong memories.

Brighten the Dining Room

During the winter, your dining room gets the most use it has seen all year, so it’s important that the lighting is perfect. If you’ve neglected replacing burned-out bulbs, or the wall sconces are a bit dusty, take some time to add new, brighter bulbs and to clean off any smudges or marks on the glass shades. You can also add dimmer controls for your chandelier so that you can set the perfect lighting levels during your many holiday dinners with friends and family.

Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Lighting

During the summer and fall, your outdoor lighting timers turned on the lights around dusk, making the front of your home safe and inviting. Now that we’ve turned the clocks back an hour, it’s important to reset your timers and make sure each exterior fixture is working properly. Replacing broken landscape and pathway lighting will make for safer walking once the snow falls, and checking the bulb on your garage light will make it so you can see when you arrive home in the evening after shopping for holiday gifts.

Winter can be a great time in Colorado, and if you’re looking for new lights for your home, then come to The Light Center in Fort Collins today. Our showroom is filled with fantastic options for your kitchen, living room, dining room, and outdoor spaces, and our staff will gladly show you fixtures that fit your budget and your personal taste.

Our store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and you can stop by at your convenience to speak with a member of our team. You can also call us at (970) 530-4388 or contact us online. We’ve proudly served Fort Collins and the surrounding area for more than 45 years, and we look forward to meeting you!