Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:29:20 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. Don’t think that adding lights to your toe-kicks is a frivolous aesthetics-only decision. Strip lighting at the underside of base cabinets is a great way to create a night light that looks fabulous.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:29:37 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Have a beautiful or shapely ceiling? Uplights will bring attention to it and indirectly bounce light back down. Plus they are often combined with a wall washer so the architecture is fully on display. Uplights can also act as wall washers when installed in the floor especially in contemporary homes. The effect of many wall washers and pot lights can be a bit modernist and even a little cold so use this effect only if you enjoy a minimalist gallery-inspired look. Ultimately when implemented correctly a great lighting scheme won’t necessarily be the first thing you notice. But layers of light coming together to bring out the best in your space will make sure that wherever your eyes do fall all they will see is a perfect photo-ready finish.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:50:08 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. A floor lamp nestled against a window is a smart substitute for daylight so that when the sun goes down an ambient glow will pour in from a similar direction to balance the central light overhead.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:45 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. Consider your lighting preferences during the initial design phase of a new build or renovation. For example if you want three pendant lights over your dining table instead of one or two that should be taken into account before construction starts.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:37 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Pendant lights can also function like sconces when placed against a wall especially in a bathroom. Always remember: When a person will be looking in a mirror to shave or apply makeup it’s important to light the person and not just the mirror. A few lights in the center may make the room feel bright enough but only lights in front of the user will truly illuminate the face.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:28 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source such as a T5 fluorescent increases the reflectivity of the ceiling thereby increasing the light in the room. While increasing light levels is important it is equally important to minimize glare. Use matte finishes to reduce light flares and glare.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:20 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Don’t limit lighting to downlights. Depending on the location consider wall sconces or uplighting to create a softer ambiance and avoid potentially harsh downlighting that can cast ominous shadows.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:10 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:30:02 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. In a renovation on the other hand we have to consider what effect a new skylight will have on the efficiency of the existing building. In some cases the additional sunlight (and therefore heat) can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the house. It depends greatly on the local climate but also on the design of the building envelope of the house.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 02:29:53 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. All-around lighting includes general lighting and natural light. You want to ensure that at any time of day there is enough light for everyone to effectively use the space without incident and that any dark areas are minimized.