When dreaming of your custom home, you likely have a specific feel or atmosphere that you want your home to have once it is built. While many factors will affect the atmosphere, few factors are as impactful as the lighting systems you choose. From flush-mount and track lights to floor lamps and hanging lights, there are many different lighting options to consider for your home. As leading providers of custom homes that can fit any style preferences, the team at Alderidge Construction understands the importance of lighting systems. That is why we have compiled a list of creative lighting ideas for your custom home to help you determine the right option(s) for your needs.
4 Types of Creative Lighting for Your Home
The following types of lighting can add a creative and stylistic touch to any custom home:
1. Under-Cabinet Lighting
Under-cabinet lighting often takes the form of LED strips and small adhesive-based lights. This type of lighting is particularly popular for kitchens and bathrooms as they tend to have the most cabinets. Under-cabinet lighting supplements overhead lighting systems, creating a comfortable and highly illuminated space. During the evening, under-cabinet lighting can be used on its own to achieve a more serene and relaxing atmosphere.
2. Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting is one of the most popular choices for modern homes for a reason. These systems allow homeowners to illuminate their home without the presence of a bulky light fixture. Though they are most commonly used on ceilings, they can be creatively installed on walls and some floors to great effect. This is especially true for bathrooms, closets, and entertainment areas.
3. Chandeliers and Hanging Lights
As a stark contrast to recessed lighting, chandeliers and hanging lights provide a great source of illumination with a highly visible fixture. These fixtures can be constructed from a variety of materials and shaped into countless designs. Whether you are looking for a classic crystal chandelier or a more rustic wooden light fixture, there is sure to be an option that suits your needs and preferences.
4. Skylights and Windows
While artificial light is undoubtedly important for any custom home, it is important to consider natural light as well. Strategically placed windows and skylights can maximize the amount of natural light you get during the day or highlight certain areas of your home. The right combination of light fixtures and natural light can make any home instantly more appealing and comfortable.
To learn more about creative lighting ideas for your home or other unique design considerations, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form or by phone at 1-844-RENO-453 and will be happy to discuss your project.