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    Lighting Design Ideas for Your Custom Home

    Custom Homes, Home Design | May 31, 2022

    When it comes to custom home building, there are many elements to consider when creating the living space of your dreams. In addition to elements like flooring, countertops, and general aesthetic style, it is important to consider lighting when creating your design. Effective lighting design can ensure that your home looks amazing throughout the day while reducing energy costs over time. As a leading provider of renovations and custom homes, the team at Northwest Construction knows how important lighting is for every home regardless of the size, layout, or style. That is why we have compiled a list of lighting design ideas for your custom home to help you determine which options are right for your needs.

    Learn how to build an energy efficient home while maintaining a creative lighting design.

    4 Creative Lighting Design Features for Custom Home Projects

    The following types of lighting can add a creative and stylistic touch to any custom home:

    1. Recessed Lighting

    Recessed lighting is a popular choice for all types of modern custom homes. This appealing option allows homeowners to illuminate their space without needing to have a bulky light fixture hanging off their wall or ceiling. While recessed lighting is most commonly installed on ceilings, these systems can be creatively installed on walls and some floors to great effect. This is especially true for bathrooms, closets, entertainment areas, and other rooms that would benefit from a “spotlight” effect.

    2. Chandeliers and Hanging Lights

    If you want your custom home to have a more traditional or rustic feel, chandeliers and hanging lights are great options. These fixtures can be constructed from a variety of materials and shaped into countless designs, allowing you to choose the ideal option for your preferences. Whether you are looking for a modern metal fixture or a more rustic wooden light fixture, the possibilities are endless.

    3. Under-Cabinet Lighting

    Under-cabinet lighting is particularly popular for kitchens and bathrooms as they allow homeowners to activate a softer source of light late at night or when trying to create ambiance. In addition to enhancing the appeal of these rooms, under-cabinet lighting is virtually invisible when it is not in use, ensuring that it never becomes an eyesore.

    4. Skylights and Windows

    In addition to artificial lighting, it is important to consider natural light when creating your design. Be sure to consider the placement of windows and skylights, as the right location can maximize the amount of natural light you get during the day or highlight certain areas of your home. The right combination of light fixtures and natural light can make any home instantly more appealing and comfortable while increasing energy efficiency.

    To learn more about lighting design or to inquire about our custom home building solutions, get in touch with the team at Northwest Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.