How To Light Your Home

Christie’s posted a great article on lighting. Lighting is one of the most crucial elements of home design. The right fixtures and proper use of natural light make an enormous impact both functionally and atmospherically. Home buyers covet bright, well-lit spaces, so lighting can provide a powerful lift to your home without major construction or commitment.

“The importance of lighting in a residence cannot be overstated—whether we’re talking about natural light or the most sophisticated lighting systems,” says Zackary Wright, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate’s Western Region and Asia.  “What often is overlooked is the importance of the time of day one visits or shows a property. If a home is prized for its natural lighting, morning or early afternoon hours may be best. Homes with sophisticated lighting designs should be visited both during the day and in the evening to illustrate the effectiveness and versatility of the lighting effects.”