Lighting is a crucial aspect when creating atmosphere in your home, but guys usually overlook the importance of it. The key to good lighting is often turning it down. Of course, there are times you need it brighter. The living room requires functional lighting for reading, but it should be softer for entertaining. Your bedroom needs a flattering glow. A dimmer allows you to change your lighting appropriately. Even if you're in a rental, replacing a standard light switch with a single dimmer is a pretty simple do-it-yourself project. In about 15 minutes, you'll have the ability to smoothly adjust your lighting. What's more, a dimmer actually saves energy too.