Make Sure Your Custom Home Construction Project includes a New Home Lighting Plan
By Mark J. Donovan
||During the planning of your custom home or home addition make sure to spend some time focusing on your new home lighting strategy. As a matter of fact your plans should include the locations and type of light fixtures you want to have in your new home or home addition.
There are a plethora of new home light fixtures to choose from today. Consequently, as part of your new home lighting design, visit your local home lighting store and check out all of the options available to you. This way you can make intelligent decisions on the types of light fixtures and where they should be located in your new home or addition.
There are three main categories when it comes to light fixtures and they include: general lighting, workspace lighting, and accent lighting. When reviewing your home building plans carefully consider what type of light fixtures make sense for each room in your home.
Workspace lighting should be included as part of your new home lighting plans for any room where work tasks are regularly performed. Consequently workspace lighting should be included in kitchens, bathrooms, and reading rooms. Workspace light fixtures commonly include recessed can lights, as well as light fixtures that hang directly down over the work surface area such as a kitchen countertop. Workspace lighting can also include fluorescent or halogen light fixtures tucked up underneath the bottom side of upper kitchen cabinets. Workspace lighting can also include free standing light fixtures such as floor or table reading lights.
For example, accent lighting is commonly used for lighting paintings or other ornaments in a room. Accent light fixtures can be again recessed can light fixtures as well as sconces or other wall mounted light fixtures. They can even include floor mounted light fixtures.
Outdoor Home Lighting
Finally, make sure your new home lighting plans include adequate and strategically placed outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting fixtures should be place around each exterior door. In addition, there should be spot lights mounted high up on the house facing both the driveway and the back yard. You may also want to consider purchasing outdoor lighting that includes motion detectors for added safety and convenience.
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