3 Simple Tips for Getting Better Home Lighting Design
Take advantage of smart automation technology to help your homes stand out to potential buyers
The rise of home automation technology has raised the bar for what buyers expect from builders, architects and designers. Homeowners simply expect more technology in their houses, and they expect it work seamlessly while not disrupting the home’s aesthetic. So how do you unravel this knot of interconnected building challenges? Room Service Integrated Solutions is here to help, and we’ve put together this guide to improving the home lighting design for your building projects in the Portland, OR region.
SWITCH TO LED BULBS
You may not think bulbs make a big difference when it comes to lighting a home, but different bulbs can produce dramatically different lighting effects and make an impact in other ways. To start, LED bulbs are much more efficient than traditional incandescents, and they’re a safer and more efficient alternative to compact fluorescent bulbs as well. Your clients will thank you for the savings on their energy bills.
More importantly, though, LED lights allow for much more customization of a home’s lighting design. With the advent of warm-dimming LED bulbs, families can independently adjust the color temperature and intensity of a fixture, giving them more options for how they want a room to be lit. Soft, warm glows make early mornings and late evenings more relaxing, while more intense, cooler tones can help stimulate productivity.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Chances are buyers are more concerned with the lights on the inside of a house than on the outside, but quality landscape lighting can make a home shine, literally and figuratively. Instead of simply blanketing the area around a home with a monochromatic halo, use spotlights and other fixtures to highlight architectural features and landscape elements in striking fashion.
Outdoor lighting boosts curb appeal and helps your home stand out from the competition. Just make sure that you incorporate outdoor lighting control into your client’s automation system to make those fixtures easy to manage.
INCORPORATE AUTOMATION AND LIGHTING SCENES
You may have ideas on how to approach home lighting design, and those ideas may even be “correct” in a strict aesthetic sense. But people have their own tastes, and giving buyers the ability to create their own lighting designs is another selling point that may just win them over.
This is where custom lighting scenes come in. Home control systems from Control4 or other manufacturers let homeowners create their own lighting presets to suit their individual needs. Those systems also give residents easier, more direct control over the fixtures in their home. We’ve included a couple videos about Control4 automation systems below: