Published at Saturday, January 20th 2018, 01:01:50 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 Tuesday, November 14th 2017, 15:38:25 PM by Tzufit Adva. 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 Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:42:13 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Another important ceiling-based light source is the pendant or chandelier. The line between these two can be blurry as a chandelier is essentially just a large (and often more decorative) pendant light. Chandeliers also are more likely to have multiple bulbs (which help create more layers) but what is or is not a pendant is still a gray area especially with more modern fixtures like the one here.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:42:07 PM by Tzufit Adva. 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, January 18th 2018, 21:42:00 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. Sconces come in many forms from artistic and ornate to sleek and simple and can hold just one bulb or many. Single-bulb sconces that are spread farther apart will add light around eye level for more even brightness. For the total elimination of shadows pairing two-light fixtures spaced closer together will achieve a salon level of clarity.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:41:45 PM by Flora Nicole. Light. Another important aspect of lighting a space for those with diminishing eyesight is visual cuing. Visual cuing provides an additional reference point for judging distance or depth when entering a space or approaching objects. The lighting at the base of these cabinets or toe-kick lighting contrasts well with the dark floor and midtone cabinetry creating a readily visible contrast. But people will just think it's cool.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:41:35 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Track lighting got a bit of a bad reputation in the 1990s but when used properly it is still functional and beautiful especially for the kitchen. Pot lights aimed straight down will add general illumination but not necessarily hit the counter. An angled ceiling light on a track can put task lighting exactly where you need it. Undercabinet lighting can also achieve a similar effect. Combining both will make task lighting in the kitchen look effortless.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:37 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Lighting design is all about the strategic placement of light and matching the perfect light source to its intended function. Indirect lighting pulls focus adds texture and layers the sight line.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 21:50:29 PM by Tzufit Adva. Light. As you evaluate the status of your lighting style keep in mind that lighting also functions as art that helps define your style set the mood and perform practical tasks. Think of adding light in unexpected places such as a chandelier in the master bathroom. And consider using light in unconventional ways — such as using hanging pendant lights as reading lamps.