Whether your building your dream home or remodeling an existing one, you know that good lighting can make or break a space. If you want a good balance of natural and artificial light that helps keep a space well lit for daily tasks, but with a warm ambiance consider the following:
What kind of lighting does your home need? Sure, you need a mix of light sources at varying levels, but how can you make sure that it’s both practical and comfortable in summer/winter/fall or spring?
Before we break down lighting tips room by room, let’s take a look at the kinds of lighting available to you. Ambient or general lighting illuminates the entire room. It usually comes from a recessed or track lighting fixture. Sometimes it’s bright, like a wall sconce in a bathroom, sometimes it’s dim, like an overhead light in the den. Most ambient or general lighting should have dimmer switches for added flexibility. (more…)