We redesigned and remodeled our basement, and in the process lost a basement window. We feared the space would be too dark. Dave came in and surveyed the situation, then developed a plan involving recessed lights, table lamps and sconces. The result is fantastic -- we have plenty of light, but it doesn't look like a flood-lit space. Dave has an incredible understanding of how light affects mood and ambiance, and how to choose lighting fixtures that blend seamlessly with the overall room design.
Mark Habeeb, Arlington, VA
Working with Dave Konstantin really opened up our thinking about what is possible with lighting. The lighting is now the first thing noticed (and complimented) in our home. More importantly, the quality of the light is superb – every room is beautifully lit. On a personal note, Dave was very easy to work with. He always returned our calls promptly and was never late for meetings. We also greatly appreciated his working with the contractor to make sure the fixtures were installed properly and in the right location. A quality, professional service with great customer support – highly recommended!
Christopher Thomas, Arlington, VA
We were very pleased with the three lighting projects Dave Konstantin did for us. From planning and designing the lighting for various spaces, to ordering the fixtures, to measuring for installation and following up, Dave did a totally professional job. The lighting in our house is fabulous and has made a huge difference in every room. We have recommended Dave to many of our friends.
Lauretta and Jeff Skigen, Vienna, VA
Who would have thought lighting could make such a difference? My new sun room is stunning --tropical plants, a trickling water fountain, and comfy furniture. But all my guests can comment on is the lighting! It's just beautiful. Dave Konstantin created exactly the ambiance I’d envisioned. The room has become everyone's favorite place in the house. Thank you, Dave!
Therese Dyer Caplan, McLean, VA
Dave designed all the lighting for our whole-home renovation, and we could not be happier with the process or results. He was knowledgeable, easy to work with, and a great listener. His design was a huge improvement on the layout provided by our contractor. He completely succeeded in illuminating the dark corners, highlighting artwork, and totally removing the “in-your-eyes” glare that we had in our home’s pre-renovation lighting. Dave drew up designs, guided us through fixture selection, connected us with an excellent electrician, and supervised the installation. Amazingly, the cost of the lighting fixtures plus Dave’s fee was on par with just the fixture cost proposed by our contractor, due to Dave's ability to find the best pricing. Dave has remained available and responsive since our project was completed, and we recommend him for his skill, service, and follow-through.
Brian Gottlieb and Rachel Timmons, Washington DC
I’ve known and worked with Dave Konstantin for more than five years, both in the residential and commercial arenas. As an interior designer, I’m always searching for a lighting designer who can actually design! I found that in Dave. Along with the ability to provide creative solutions, he is responsive to a client's needs and budget and very easy to work with. I recommend him highly.
Ellen Brotman, Ellen Brotman Interior Designs, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Hiring Dave Konstantin as a lighting consultant was well worth the cost. Lighting seems simple, but Dave pointed out a lot of subtleties we never would have thought of. He was friendly, helpful and professional. The end result is a soft, warm, stylish look that is the envy of our neighbors and has certainly increased the value of our condo. Almost everyone who comes to our apartment for the first time compliments us on the lighting.
Andrew Jewell, Washington, DC
Our condo suffered from a lack of good lighting that was especially noticeable during the longer nights of winter. We hired Dave Konstantin to address the problem. The centerpiece of the project was LED cove lighting in our living room, and it turned out great. It provides excellent indirect light to a large area. We also needed to improve the lighting in several other rooms, and Dave advised us on fixtures, placement, and brightness. The trim carpenter he recommended to build the lighting cove did an outstanding job. Dave also brought in a terrific electrician who came in right on budget. The whole project was done very well and I quickly developed a high degree of trust for Dave Konstantin. I highly recommend Konstantin Lighting Design.
Wendell Pope, Arlington VA
On three separate occasions, Dave Konstantin has provided us with knowledgeable lighting advice and solutions, for both interior and exterior projects. We found Dave to be very attentive to our ideas, thoroughly knowledgeable of “what’s out there,” and forthright with insightful and creative recommendations. What’s more, he followed through from concept to installation – from start to finish – on every project.
C. W. Cullen, McLean, VA
Dave Konstantin was a huge help to me when I moved into an older home that desperately needed updated lighting. His suggestions and designs have significantly improved each room in its own way. Not only did I save an enormous amount of time, I saved on fixtures and supplies by ordering through Dave as well. He also put me in touch with a thoroughly professional electrical contractor and followed up on all of the installation details through the completion of the job. Well-done from start to finish!
Fred Peters, Vienna, VA