Building a new home is a dream for many people, and when you’re finally able to do so, you want it to be perfect. The layout, the colors, and the finishing touches all play a part in how the home looks and feels, and the one thing that brings everything together is the lighting design. New home lighting provides you with seemingly endless possibilities, and at Masterpiece in Atlanta, we can show you a number of fixtures for your project. You’ll use your lights every single day, so why not find the very best?
Your Initial Design
When building a house, it’s important to remain flexible, both in terms of schedule and design. There may be parts of the architectural plans that have to be changed in order to accommodate your preferences, or there may be something that simply can’t be accomplished in the way you want it to be. These situations can be stressful, but by adapting to the change, you may come up with an even better idea for the layout of your home. This of course can mean that you’ll have to change some of your lighting ideas, and where you may have had a flush mount fixture, you’ll now have hanging pendants. Drafting an initial lighting design and layout can help you get a feel for where your fixtures will be and what they will look like, but be sure that you’re open to making changes when necessary.
Form and Functionality
The form of your lights, the literal shape of the fixtures, will play an important role in how your home looks and feels. You want lights that you enjoy using and looking at, and that of course translates into the functionality of your home. Lighting plays an integral role in the health and wellness of your family, and low light in an area that needs bright light can put a damper on your mood. If you know that you’re going to spend a lot of time in the family room, playing games, watching movies, etc., make sure the lighting is up to par. If you love to cook and entertain, make sure your kitchen and island lighting are appealing and inviting.
Decide What You Don’t Want
Picking the lights you want can be challenging, but one way to make it easier is to decide what fixtures you absolutely do not want. If crystal chandeliers are out, mark them off the list right away. If you want subtle sconces running up and down the stairways, check off large, shaded wall lights that don’t fit your design preferences. Winnowing out the designs you don’t prefer can make finding those you do much faster and easier.
If you’re building a new home and need help with the lighting design, come to Masterpiece in Atlanta or Roswell today. We have a fantastic selection of fixtures for your bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and more. You might be going room by room, choosing lights for each space, or you may be working on an overall lighting layout. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help!