Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:01:33 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Although floor lamps and table lamps obviously differ in their typical size and placement both have the ability to add gentle task lighting for reading while also infusing a general glow wherever they stand targeting anywhere from the center of a room (say on a sofa table) to a dim corner.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:01:24 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, 22:01:15 PM by Flora Nicole. Light. Although often thought of as primarily an outdoor accoutrement lanterns are useful indoors for adding an extra light to areas such as bathrooms especially when a calming glow is desired for a relaxing mood. Plus a glow coming from below eye level can perfectly balance an overhead light.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:01:08 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. If you are adding new pendant lighting but don’t want to deal with the expense or hassle of changing your home’s electrical setup cord swags can be a stylish solution. Swag them loosely over a bar or a hook as seen in this kitchen or secure the cord tight to the ceiling for an industrial look.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:00:59 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. When hanging a light over a table or a kitchen island 28 to 34 inches is the recommended distance from the bottom of the light to the surface of the table or island. However the size of the light makes a difference. In general a smaller light can be moved lower and a larger light can be moved higher.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:00:51 PM by Yessica Pepita. 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 Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:00:42 PM by Tzufit Adva. 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 Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:00:34 PM by Stasya Alla. 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.