A reflective ceiling plan is what the floor plan should look like if the viewer were holding a mirror and looking down onto it. Basically, every component on the ceiling needs to be drawn before construction, items such as venting, lighting, fire safety and soffits. Since our investment project in MacDonald Highlands already built with a certificate of occupancy, some of our components were already in place. Our designer Jared Lebo, also a licensed architect, provided a full set of reflective ceiling plans to outline the following:
Each room was designed with respect to the entire home so that the look of the ceilings will be fluid throughout. We incorporated some LED tape lighting to accent the soffits in the dining room, grand salon, lounge, master bedroom, master bath and executive office. The light is inserted into a slot as to give a hidden look. Another feature we incorporated into 3 rooms (kitchen, grand salon and dining room) is a wood grain panel to be inserted in between the soffits, in the center. The bedrooms and movie theaters have standard drop soffits.
The home was fitted entirely with 6 inch recessed lighting with some 2 and 3 inch accent lights throughout. We decided with guidance from our designer, to change out almost all of the 6 inch fixtures and install 4 inch recessed lights. The bathrooms are fitted with 1 inch pin lights. There are several art walls that have 3 inch amiable accent lighting. A few areas have track lighting, such as the master closets and the kitchen. I have discussed in a previous article titled “Choosing a Low Voltage Package” full details of our total home automated lighting and audio. Basically, all of the lights in the home can be controlled by two Ipads located in the kitchen and master bedroom, remotely by phone, or by any switch throughout the home.
An extremely important aspect of our ceiling plan is fire safety. This portion is drawn and work completed by Nationwide Fire, a company that specializes in fire safety. Strategically placed sprinklers and smoke detectors which were present when the home was purchased need to be properly inspected and in some cases replaced. The city of Henderson strictly enforces fire safety codes and requires that all structures over 5000 square feet be fitted with a sprinkler system.
With the proper reflective ceiling plans, we have ensured our investment home at 586 Lairmont Place will be properly lighted, designed with modern drop ceilings and most importantly, a safe environment.