Lighting is a key element of any home. In addition to enabling you to move around safely at night, it also gives atmosphere to the rooms of your Parry home. Choosing the right lighting for your new home is as important as choosing the right furniture. Lighting has a lot to do with the mood of a room, but it is the most neglected design feature. Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares some things to consider as you plan the lighting for your new home.
As you plan each room of your new home, ask yourself how are you going to use the room? Will it be used for leisure or for reading? Do not try and use the same lighting throughout your entire home. There is different lighting for different needs in each room. Chandeliers are normally used in the dining area, kitchen and bedrooms. They not only provide a different look to rooms, but also add style to your home. Task lighting is great for the kitchen and ambient lighting will bring the light down lower in the room of your home.
Some of the choices for ambient lighting are table lamps, which is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Table lamps add warmth and depth to the room of your home. Floor lamps are ideal for living rooms and studies. Sconces are best used for indirect soft light that washes across the walls of your home. They can be used in hallways, stairways and the dining room of your home.
Just as different lights have different effects the same goes for the bulbs that you choose to use in the light fixtures of your home. Halogen bulbs give off a bluish white effect, which is best used for reading and task lighting. They are also cost effective to use. Luminescent lights give a yellow hue, which is great for your ambient lighting that gives a warm glow.
Because lighting makes such a statement in the room of your Parry home, it should be incorporated into a design scheme from the beginning and not left as an after thought.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. Call or contact us today for more information.