Easy Ways to Make Your Home Less Dark and Gloomy Using Soffit

An image of lighting.

How can soffit help make you home less dark and gloomy? Quite simple - learn how to use soffit lighting for increased life to your home.

3 min read

Did you know that 90% of homeowners have at least one remodeling project they want to try? But with the cost of supplies and labor, those dreams can quickly come screeching to a disappointing halt. Luckily there's an easy way to upgrade your house, all without needing to pick up a single paintbrush. Keep reading to find out how you can incorporate soffit lighting into your home to brighten up your space and make it the oasis you've always wanted.

What is Soffit Lighting?

Essentially, soffit lights are any style of lighting that is installed into the interior or exterior soffits of your home. Most homes come with soffits already installed underneath the eaves of their roofs to help ventilate and protect your home from moisture and pests. Without soffits, the air in your attic has a harder time circulating which makes your house colder in the winter and hotter in the summer.

Adding lighting to your house's pre-existing soffits is an easy way to emphasize all of your favorite things about your house, or just make your home stand out in your neighborhood!

Types of Soffit Lighting

Because soffits make up the underside of elements in your home, there are almost endless options when it comes to the style of lighting you can install.

LED canopy lights are a great option for your house's exterior. They're relatively small and easy to space out, which helps to really showcase the best parts of your home's exterior. Plus, with lifespans of up to 50,000 hours, LED lights are a great minimal fuss way to brighten up your home's exterior for years to come.

For the inside of your home, consider recessed lighting. Incorporating recessed lighting to the soffits above your cabinets adds an element of polished drama to your kitchen which instantly upgrades the visual appeal of your cooking space. As one of the most frequently remodeled areas of the home, recessed soffit lighting is a quick and easy way to noticeably improve the style of your kitchen.

How to Install

Adding soffit lighting to the interior or exterior of your home is a project that is definitely DIY-doable as long as you take a few precautions.

Before you get started, you'll want to make sure you have all of your supplies and have measured everything at least twice. Check out online videos and keep the number of a few professional handypeople nearby in case you have any questions that arise. Because soffit lighting will create such a noticeable improvement to your home, you want to make sure that you install it well.

Soffit Lighting is Your Friend

If you've wanted to implement a few projects to your home but couldn't figure out where to start, try adding some soffit lighting. It's an easy way to dramatically change the appearance of your home without worrying about a mess.

If you're looking for more ways to brighten up your house this year, check out our blog for more inspiration as you continue your remodeling journey.

An image of metal soffit panels.

Looking Closely at Metal Soffit Panels: How to Install Your Own Panels

Installing your own metal soffit panels doesn't have to be a challenge! Click to learn how to install your own metal panels (without calling a professional).
An image of wood soffit.

Aluminum vs Wood Soffit: Which One Is Better for Your Home?

Before you can install soffit, you have to choose the best type for your home. Keep reading below to learn whether you should buy aluminum or wood soffit.
An image of remodeling porches.

Tips to Remodeling Porches for New Homeowners

Porches can be great additions to your home, but you must know when they need an update. Here are tips for remodeling porches for new homeowners.