Depending on when your home was built, you may only have one or two general light fixtures in each room. While these ceiling lights provide adequate illumination for each space, you may be thinking about how you can add more modern fixtures to your home. This can often mean installing new wiring and outlets, but with the right plan, you can modernize your home for a reasonable cost. At Hacienda Lighting in Scottsdale, we can provide the ideal fixtures for your project and help you get the most of your new lighting. In this post, we’ll look at a few fixtures and how they can help update your home.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed or pot lights have gained quite a bit of traction over the past few years, and many new homes incorporate them into their lighting design. They can be fairly easy to install, and the illumination they provide can dramatically brighten any given space. Areas such as your living room or dining room could benefit from recessed lighting, so it’s worth the time to consider these fixtures.

Hidden Lighting

While you may be wondering what hidden lighting is, it’s fairly simple to explain. If you have a nook or cove that could benefit from more light, adding an LED strip or a small fixture that can’t be seen creates hidden lighting. These fixtures can also be hidden by shelves or cabinets, and the light gives somewhat of an ambient “washing” effect on the surface it’s illuminating.

Wall Washers

Speaking of “washing,” fixtures installed on the wall near the ceiling or on the floor near the wall can provide the same effect. They’re often used to highlight decorative features such as artwork or texture, and their ability to make a room feel bigger cannot be overstated. Some people find that they create too much of a “gallery” look, but other homeowners find them to be perfect for a certain space in their house.


Wall sconces can be forgotten about when it comes to modern lighting design, but more and more people are discovering their advantages. Hallways that are a bit too dim or bathroom vanities with overhead lights that are too harsh can be greatly improved by sconces. Single-bulb fixtures are perhaps the most popular, and adding light at eye level can make a space much more inviting.

If you’re contemplating how you can bring your home’s lighting into the 21st century, start by looking at the fixtures listed above, and think about how they can be added to your home. The experts in our showroom will gladly work with you on finding the best options, and they’ll cover a variety of styles until you find the ones your prefer. Our goal, above all else, is to connect you with the perfect lighting design that you can enjoy for years to come.

Stop by our location at 15613 N Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale on Monday through Saturday, or call us at (480) 485-1189 to speak with a member of our team.

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