When thoughtfully designed, lighting can truly set the mood. There are simple solutions to illuminate your lighting design to help your model home sell. Below are some insights (pun intended) on how to accomplish spectacular and practical lighting that caters to buyers’ needs and can illuminate your lighting design.
Layer Task, Ambient, and Accent Lighting
Multiple layers of light sources, such as can lights combined with lamps and task lighting, establishes a room’s atmosphere as well as provides the home buyer with the ability to see more clearly. Buyers want a space to be fully functioning and comfortable, even at night or on a gloomy day.
Planning is Powerful
Think ahead how the buyer might use each space and make the lighting as easy to use as possible. For example, in the middle of the night when the restroom is calling (and we know it will), the simple, but thoughtful, detail of moving the bathroom light switch to the outside of the bathroom rather than the inside allows the buyer to see what lies ahead. Or possibly determine areas of higher traffic and use automatic controls that are motion sensored, guaranteeing that the light will always be on when needed.
Use Natural Light as an Advantage
Whenever possible, natural light should be introduced in the space from multiple sources (skylights, windows, etc.) Daylight will not only immerse the space with necessary light, it will also add brilliance and provide significant health and emotional benefits.
Maintain Consistency With Temperature
When using a variety of light sources, it’s important to keep light temperatures and brightness in mind. Bright lights (especially overhead) can make a home owner feel as though they are on the big stage. Think about using softer white bulbs and potentially adding in dimmers. Super bright isn’t always best.
Light Fixtures as Features
Don’t skimp on style when it comes to lighting. With the variety of options available today, treat light fixture selections as if they were added art. Glass pendants above the kitchen island or a striking chandelier in the dining room will really pack a punch in a home’s design.
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