light design
A light fixture is a functional accent.

How often do you think about the lighting inside your home? It may only be when you trip over a footstool in the dark that you start to think about adding more lighting. When we remodel any room of your home, we take light design just as seriously as the rest of the room design. Good light design ensures that you won’t trip over anything in the first place. Here’s what a good designer takes into consideration when designing your lighting.

Natural Light

Of course, most homeowners prefer natural light to artificial light. Maximizing the amount of natural light that enters the home can boost your mood as well as lower your energy bills. Your designer may suggest larger windows in your design if they see a good opportunity to take advantage of the power of natural sunlight.

Task Lighting

You may not think about task lighting until you notice you need it. Task lighting is lighting that is installed over countertops and tables. These lights illuminate work stations where you may be preparing food or writing notes. It’s especially important to have task lighting in the kitchen where you need high visibility when working with sharp knives and hot cookware. By adding the correct task lighting to your light design, your designer ensures that you can work within the home without the frustration of low visibility.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is the fun part of light design! Notable features in the home, such as unique architecture, artwork, and stairways, can all be accentuated will accent lighting. You will work with Cossentino to determine what parts of the home you want to emphasize with lighting, and we’ll install lights that draw attention to these beautiful parts of your home.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the lighting that cultivates the overall mood of your home. While this lighting may seem simple to design, we take into account how this lighting harmonizes with the rest of the lighting in the home. For example, it’s important that the lighting in the kitchen not be so dim that it is overwhelmed by ultra-bright under-cabinet lighting. And there may be rooms, such as the living room or bedroom, where dimmer lighting is preferred. We work with you to ensure that everything from your natural light to your ambient light is tailored exactly to your needs, decor, and tastes.