There are more types of lighting than could be mentioned in one blog post. We will be discussing the types of interior lighting that are typically found in new construction homes. First of all, understand that there are three “main” types of lighting: 1) Ambient lighting normally provides general all over lighting; 2) Accent lighting, where you highlight certain features of the room, and 3) Task lighting, which usually goes over a space used for tasks like cooking or eating.
Recessed lighting is a popular option for ceilings. Sometimes these lights can be turned to accent certain areas of your home. Recessed lights are energy efficient, saving you money. These can be great for task lighting.
Track lighting is great for accenting, such as portraits and wall art. It can used for task or ambient lighting. It is also energy efficient. An advantage of track lighting is you can move the lights to highlight whatever you want.
Chandeliers have been around for centuries (yes, they were even used with candles!), and remain a classy and attractive way to showcase features of your home such as the dining room table or foyer to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Pendant lighting has risen in popularity quickly. These types of lights can be any color you want and even have attractive designs on them if desired. Unless the pendants are large or the space is small, pendants are generally hung in threes. Pendants are used for task lighting.
Of course, you can always opt for plain utility lighting in your new home, but why not make your home more attractive with lighting options that are beautiful and affordable? (Utility lighting is generally used in lower levels or laundry rooms in newer homes.)
Whatever lighting you decide to use, keep in mind that light can cast a shadow where it’s not wanted. If you are not sure consult an expert in interior lighting. The builder we have a business relationship with uses and recommends Brecher’s Lighting on South Hurstbourne in Louisville.
An advantage of choosing The Brenda Doll Team to represent you when building a new home is our agents have the resources, knowledge, and experience to help you choose lighting options as well as all other options, including builders. Call Brenda Doll now at 502-639-9303 to schedule a new construction appointment.