Lighting is a very important piece of the interior design scope and our passion. Simply because lighting functionality and design plays a huge role in how you experience a space. The number one thing to remember when it comes to lighting your home is balance. Under-lit spaces can evoke a dull and dark atmosphere. It can also be impractical when performing tasks such as cooking or reading – however in contrast, over-lit spaces can make your home feel sterile. Also it can also be an unnecessary strain on the eyes. As a contractor, M.C. Painting & Renovation always strive to balance your requirements to bring out the best of your space!
The Three Types Of Lighting
A Contractor that successfully designs a room needs a mix of three basic types of lighting: ambient, task and accent. Each of these forms provides benefits for different functions, and if used together can create a beautifully lit space.
Ambient lighting provides a room or area with overall illumination, best known as your general/main source of lighting. Ambient emits a comfortable level of brightness, which allows you to see and walk about safely. This can be provided through ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, and recessed or track lights. Dimmers are also a must-use option, as they allow you to alter the brightness so the atmosphere is just right.
Task lighting helps you to perform specific tasks, which frees you from distracting glare or shadows that may cause eyestrain. For example, task lighting is most commonly used in kitchens for food preparation and cooking, or for reading and working. This light can be provided through recessed or track, under-cabinet, pendant lighting, or portable desk or floor lamps.
Accent lighting is used to highlight and create visual interest in a room, and is most commonly used to draw our eyes to particular objects, such as paintings, plants, and other decorative items. Wall lights, bulkheads and floodlights (ideal for outdoors) can also be used to accentuate colors and textures of architectural designs.
A Great Home Renovation Company Motto- Planning Is Everything!
As with all aspects of Home Renovations, a contractors planning is paramount and will ensure your lighting is the best it can be. Designing a lighting and electrical plan is an essential (though often overlooked) step in any renovation. The options you choose, along with their placement, can significantly impact the look and feel of your home. There is a huge difference between good, and great lighting, and taking that extra time to select the right electrical fixtures and positioning is worth the effort. In South Surrey, M.C. Painting & Renovation is a home renovation company that takes all lighting and electrical factors into consideration on every project. We Guarantee it!