Category Archives: Resource Center

Remodel-Lighting-Design-Tips

Remodel Lighting Design Tips

When planning a remodel of your kitchen, bathroom, or family room, lighting considerations are essential. Whether natural or built-in, lighting must be both functional and mood-setting. Consider the following remodel lighting design tips.

In the process, the designer for your remodel or new addition should add significant detail to the lighting strategy, making sure you achieve the precise effect you are seeking for the room.

Layering Light

Your lighting systems should incorporate “layers” for overall illumination, task-related activities, and for accenting elements of the room. The design should be able to establish the right degree of lighting for every situation. 

No single lighting fixture can provide all you need. For example, the lighting required for preparation and cooking in a kitchen is significantly different than the more subdued lighting needed to create a more dramatic aura to the room.

Similarly, the lighting for reading in the family room will differ from what you prefer for entertaining, relaxing, or even watching television.

Creating Ambient Lighting

The first layer of light should illuminate the room without producing uncomfortable glare or excessive shadows. During the day, you may blend natural light from the outside with soft lighting within. 

The degree of interior light potential to illuminate an entire room depends on many factors. Those being a time of day, and the placement and types of lights. Also, the lumens of visible light capability that your artificial light sources produce.

Your design specialist will be able to recommend options for lighting the entire room while eliminating glare. Options may include chandeliers, pendant lighting, or flush mounted ceiling light fixtures. Attractive track lighting recessed into the ceiling is another option, while wall sconces and flexible LED tape lighting hidden in the ceiling recess can be a nice architectural touch.

Task Lighting

For reading, sewing, food preparation, or other close work, the light needs to be focused on a single area. In a den or office, light from a portable desk or floor lamp can complement other room lighting to allow for easy recognition. 

In the kitchen, under-cabinet lighting will illuminate workspaces and countertops. This option emphasizes the contours of the room and is shadow-free if properly placed. 

Additionally, pendant lighting suspended above a center island will make food preparation easier. As well as adding focus to the center of the kitchen.

Accent Lighting

Soft or harsh, lighting can significantly impact the mood you wish to project.

Use accent lighting to create a focal point in a room while creating a warm, dramatic effect in a newly added or remodeled area. 

Wall sconces and picture lights highlight certain areas of a wall without producing a harsh, glaring effect. And, dimmable, recessed lighting can be adjusted to create the exact mood you are seeking. 

Designing the Lighting Systems

Work with your designer and use these remodel lighting design tips to achieve the lighting effects that are required. Indeed, in a remodel or new construction, installing your lighting preferences in advance is far better. As well as less costly than trying to add them later. 

Contact Master’s Design Build

Serving Eastern Pennsylvania, Master’s Design Build is a premier home design and remodeling company. We have over a decade of experience serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties and nearby Pennsylvania communities. Master’s specializes in helping homeowners realize their dream homes.

Check out the Master’s Gallery of past projects to view some of their beautiful creations that have delighted previous clients.

Master’s Design Build is both a design expert and a foremost builder noted for exquisite craftsmanship. Thus, your project will move seamlessly from concept to completion. 

To discuss your design upgrades, including your lighting installation and remodel needs, contact the professionals at Master’s Design Build. We are located in Hatfield PA for a consultation at +1-215-723-6162.

Open-Concept-Design-Tips-for-Remodeling-Your-Main-Floor-315

Open Concept Design Tips for Remodeling Your Main Floor

Considering a home remodel? These open concept design tips can help you. In recent decades, many homeowners have started choosing to remove barriers and partitions. Especially between kitchens and family rooms or dining areas and living rooms to create a more open and sociable environment. Many realtors contend that open floor plans will increase the value of a home. As well as enhancing the traffic flow and social interaction within the home.

Continue reading
Design-Checklist-for-a-Kitchen-Makeover

Design Checklist for a Kitchen Makeover

Begin your successful kitchen project with our handy checklist for a kitchen makeover. Creating a visually appealing workspace with the right appliances, ergonomic sensibility, ample workspace, and storage requires a lot of careful planning and forethought.

After all, your kitchen is the most important room in the home, the center where meals are prepared and people congregate. 

Continue reading
In-Law-Addition-for-Your-Home1

In-Law Addition for Your Home

When elderly parents cannot afford to continue to live independently, more are considering the option of living with their adult children in the same household. At the same time, young adults, more than ever, are staying home and living with their parents after college, according to a February 2018 AARP article.  

Continue reading
Kitchen-Remodels-to-Increase-Your-Home's-Value--315

Kitchen Remodels to Increase Your Home’s Value

Real estate and home upgrade experts agree that major kitchen remodels increase your home’s value. And deliver a higher return on investment (ROI). More than most other home improvements. Prospective buyers can easily be turned off by a dated, drab kitchen. They may look elsewhere. Or determine your selling price is too high. Considering the cost to raise the kitchen to a more contemporary standard.

Continue reading
Considerations-when-Planning-your-Man-Cave-315

Considerations when Planning your Man Cave

Whether you dream of building a casual setting perfect for watching sports and relaxing or a more refined bookshelf-lined, brandy-sipping space, a man cave is a popular addition to many homes. Let’s dive into the top ideas for planning your man cave to help you achieve the perfect space.

Perhaps you wish to modify an existing area in your basement, or a room has become available as your nest empties. Alternatively, a well-designed add-on room or unattached structure could be the perfect option for creating that personal space. 

Continue reading
Improve-your-Outdoor-Living-Space-for-Summer-Fun-315

Improve your Outdoor Living Space for Summer Fun

As summer approaches, many of your entertainment and hosting activities move from indoors to outdoors. Backyards become party sites and playgrounds, as patios and decks become destination points. Now is the time to improve your outdoor living space. Think about how to maximize your exterior living and playing areas. Turning that concrete slab into an outdoor living area that is more inviting and functional.

Continue reading
Easy-to-Care-for-Elegant-Floors

Easy to Care for Elegant Floors

Eventually, old floors in your home can show their age. Trying to renew them may not be worth the effort and expense. You begin to consider the alternatives, hoping to liven up your space with new elegant floors. The decision can be a tough one. Considering that many alternatives are expensive and some flooring materials are difficult to maintain.

Continue reading