As we enter the month of October, our days are becoming shorter (our daylight is becoming shorter at least!). Lights and lighting in your home can make it feel warm and inviting or cold and industrial. When building your custom lake home, the details are the difference between an ordinary, cookie cutter house and beautiful custom built home.


Kitchen Lighting in South Beach Custom Built HomeLighting can change the feel of a room and the function of a room. Layering your lighting is also crucial in making the warmth and ambiance of your home just the way you want it. From overhead lights, to accent lights and table lamps, the visual interest created in a room makes the home magical. Dark days even in Wisconsin’s winter can feel bright and cheery if the lighting is done properly.


There are many levels of lighting to consider when selecting what is right for your custom built home or your remodel.

  • Decorative Lighting
  • Functional Lighting
  • Accent Lighting
  • Wall Lighting
  • Chandeliers
  • Natural Lighting

Detail Lighting in Blackhawk Custom Built Home

When choosing lighting for a room, you must consider what activities are taking place in the room. Kitchens need overhead, heavy-duty lighting, pendant lighting over an island or sink, and also accent lights. The lighting in a kitchen needs to be carefully thought out for entertaining and practical life alike.
Dining rooms need a center piece, a chandelier that directs the style of the room. Family rooms and living rooms are the perfect place to add in wall sconces and lamps, along with canned or track lighting.


Colby Construction and their team of experts will work with you to help you consider all aspects of lighting in your custom built home: creating just the right ambience and warmth to make every room in your home comfortable and pleasant. Enjoy some of our favorite lights within our custom lake homes.


And when creating the perfect glow in your home on a dark, cool evening, don’t forget what candles and firelight do for a room! Happy lighting!


Be sure to visit our Houzz Lighting page here.

Colby Construction is a luxury custom home builder serving Wisconsin’s Milwaukee and Lake Country. If you’re dreaming about designing and building your new custom home, visit