Since great interior lighting can provide a large boost to your quality of living, we have spent a great deal of time on this blog discussing modern choices and design for interior lights that work well in a timber framed home. Exterior lighting, however, has also seen great advances in recent years.
barn home lighting
One common feature of barn style architecture is a cupola. Cupola comes from the Latin cupa meaning “cup”, which makes sense considering a cupola’s resemblance to an upside down cup. Throughout the years, cupolas have topped many different styles of architecture from classic barn style homes to ancient basilicas. While the definition is simple – a small structure built on top of a roof - the styles and uses for a cupola are varied. We’d like to highlight some of the reasons and benefits of adding a cupola to a barn style home that we’ve learned through the years.