Light can be magnificent.

Besides all the scientific elements it has going for it, it also has fascinating means. A VE home uses the right lighting to bring people in. It can make a huge house feel cozy and a small space expansive. A tangle of tiny lights can turn a plain backyard into party central or transform a stark evergreen into something imaginative. Most importantly, light has the power to lift your spirits and your mood. When it comes to choosing the right light see below.
When it comes to home renovation projects, the first place to start is usually the kitchen. The latest trends in finish-outs and appliances will impact your lighting choices.

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RIGHT LIGHT: Countertops impact lighting choices

Most luxury homes are now using quartz-based countertops

Particularly with a matte finish, also sometimes called suede, honed or leathered. The matte finish trend alleviates the complex work of providing acceptable radiance in kitchens without causing glare from glossy countertops that have been popular for the past decade. The right lighting makes your home inviting.

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BRIGHT TOPS: Dark Appliances require more light

The use of black stainless appliances is on the rise

It eliminates unsightly fingerprints but creates the need for additional light in the surrounding space. The lower reflectance of black stainless appliances, as compared to white or stainless-steel appliances, will make a room appear darker. Additionally, the trend toward more involved backsplash materials, especially when paired with dark cabinetry, makes lighting even more important.

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HEADS UP: Taller ceilings mean taller fixtures

Over the past 15 years, average ceiling heights have risen.

The accepted minimum height is now 9 feet, with 10 to 12 foot ceilings becoming common. That means taller sconces and taller chandeliers are necessary to fill the additional space. Similarly, center islands are now substantially bigger than in the past. As a result mini pendants that were all the rage a few years ago are being surpassed by larger, taller pendants in kitchens.

Our talented design team can help you customize the correct lighting for each area of your home.
Let us light up your life during your next modern home design. 604.677.0021