Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:51:36 AM by Yessica Pepita. 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 Friday, December 29th 2017, 01:27:03 AM by Tzufit Adva. 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 Wednesday, December 27th 2017, 01:26:55 AM by Stasya Alla. 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 Monday, December 25th 2017, 01:26:45 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. Painting with light is another way to add surprise. Here colored LED lighting with toe kick lights underneath the island and cabinets creates dramatic appeal.
Published at Saturday, December 23rd 2017, 01:26:34 AM by Aoi Sakura. 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 Friday, December 22nd 2017, 01:26:26 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Decorative lighting. This adds visual sparkle. Whitehead advises using a single pendant in a square-shaped bathroom for just the right touch.
Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 01:26:15 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. A skylight is like a window on your roof. Simple skylights can be used to bring extra light to a room as a substitute for artificial lighting throughout the day. More complex skylights can even offer an access point for roof maintenance (ideal for checking up on a green roof for example). Skylights can be fixed vented tinted or even combined with an automated shutter system and can include a fly screen. A light tube on the other hand is good for rooms that don’t have a ceiling at roof level. It’s basically a reflective pipe that bounces the daylight down to the room where it is needed. Light tubes can be combined with lighting fixtures so the same area that lets in daylight during the day can double as a light for the evening.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 01:26:07 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. The most common use of up lighting is in a recessed cove around the top perimeter of a room. To maximize light output use a T5 fluorescent or LED light source that will wash the ceiling with light. This helps to create a brighter ceiling that bounces and reflects light throughout the space without glare. Combine this with lots of natural daylight to increase the overall light levels in a room.