If you’re designing your new home or renovation, have you started thinking about the lighting design?
Successful lighting design is an aspect of your interior design that can have a HUGE impact on the feel and function of your home. So, including it in your design process is essential for maximising what’s possible.
In this episode, Frances Cosway of White Pebble Interiors and I discuss lighting, and how to include it in your interior design process.
I find many homeowners will leave their lighting design quite late in their project. Some even leave it as late as construction, waiting for their walk-around with their electrician at frame stage to finalise their choices on lighting numbers, types and positions.
As you can imagine, waiting until your walk-around can cause extra costs and disappointment, as often your contract will not have a sufficient allowance for light fixtures, and you’ll be hit with a variation … and the higher margin to go along with it.
Lighting can and should be a design process you work through similarly to the rest of your interiors. Considering how it will work functionally, as well as the feeling and mood it’s capable of creating, means you’ll optimise what’s possible for your budget and your home.
There’s a lot of terminology when it comes to lighting, and specific things to look at when choosing light fixtures that will provide the atmosphere you’re seeking.
Whether it’s to light a specific task, to create a focal point or feature in a room, or to provide flexibility in the various ways a room or space needs to function, so much is available to you with lighting design.
I hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.
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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
Learn more about energy efficient lighting >>> Your Home Website
Glossary of lighting terms >>> Lighting Glossary
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