Lighting Design

Green Home Design

Working with your custom home architect to design a lighting system that is catered to your lifestyle and floor plan is vital to the creating the right look and feel of your home’s interior.  Here are some of the ways that lighting design can add life to your new or existing home:

Accentuating Artwork

Different mediums ranging from oil and acrylic canvases to intricate sculptures are typically best suited by various lighting modalities.  For instance, oil paintings can be especially challenging to light due to the spectral highlights created when direct light is aimed at them, making broad-based lighting preferential.

Opening up an Area

While you may love the exterior of a 1920s bungalow, this older style of home is notorious for its hard-to-light interior.  But working with a design firm can help bring modern lighting styles and techniques to create the light and airy environment you crave within your home.

Setting the Mood

Your floor plan and interior design of your home is based around its intended use, so why not accentuate those aspects with well-planned lighting techniques, placements and fixtures.  Layering types of lighting like ambient, fixtures, task and mounted can make a world of difference in your home’s interior.

Greening Your Lighting

Finally, working with a custom home architect and designer can ensure that your home makes the best use of the latest in green lighting technology.  The proper placement of energy saving bulbs, to the most efficient use of the fixtures, dimmers and timers can help save the planet and lower your monthly utility costs.

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