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How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
New project for a new year: Increase daylight and maybe even your home’s energy efficiency by opening a room to the sky
"even your home’s energy efficiency by opening a room to the sky... inside your home can often be quite soothing. Daylight not only can do wonders for our... eventually. My home sky lights and light tubes Great comments. Very much a matter of taste... put 2 light tubes in the kitchen and rarely turn on kitchen lights before dusk. Cool... of the light tube drum fixtures. Very stylish. This article states that light tubes..."
My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home
Remodeling enhances a Jerusalem home’s architecture while bringing in more sunlight and a peaceful vibe
"Jerusalem home’s architecture while bringing in more sunlight and a peaceful vibe... with our home was the lack of light,” says Ephraim Cohen. He and his wife, Yehudit,... fill the home with light and to improve the quality of the space. The structure presented... That home is spectacular. Maybe the best home I have seen on this site. Being American... natural lighting into the home. The redesign definitely did a good job of bringing..."
Dark Exterior, Light Interior: 6 Homes That Celebrate Contrast
They claim the best of both worlds and have a distinct wow factor. See if any of these high-contrast homes light a spark of curiosity
"high-contrast homes light a spark of curiosity... to the home - love the interior of the first home, my favorite. All of the homes... colored homes. Even though I do not live in the mid century style homes pictured, I... sleek homes. If I ever build another home, this is the kind it would have to be... intriguing homes. I like the L shape house; I would very much like to have that pool view... exteriors on homes. Trees and greenery really pop too. I love the dark exteriors, brings..."
Get Your Light Right for a Healthy House
Homes that are too bright at night and too dark during the day are ruining our health. Here's what you can do
"Homes that are too bright at night and too dark during the day are ruining our health... important lighting decisions have nothing to do with lamps. And lighting decisions can... think of lighting choices as a matter of personal preference, something that’s part... halogen lights are known triggers for migraines. Let there be natural light! I knew... speaking the light coloured blind gives privacy and light while still enabling you to see..."
Boost Your Energy With Natural Light
Abundant natural light saves electrical energy and can lower energy bills, but the best benefit may be to your own energy and spirit
"natural light saves electrical energy and can lower energy bills, but the best benefit... natural light in a home not only saves electrical energy, but it gives you more personal... get more light is because of the positive effect that natural light has on well-being... building, lighting comprises 25 to 40 percent of your energy consumption (and energy... natural light can benefit homeowners in many rooms by reducing seasonal dips in mood..."
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Home in Spain Lets the Light In
Lush fabrics, purple accents and global decor make for a bright yet soft contemporary apartment in Barcelona
"into a light-filled, warm and feminine home. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A... wanted a home that was timeless, cozy and comfortable," says Pla. Using white as her... of the home! unexpectedly beautiful! If I was still single, all of the images in this... pink or a light yellow. Great look for an early 20's keeping the budget down with op... beautiful warm home. looks like someone lives there. This is a place with so much personality..."
New Classics: Ingo Maurer's Amazing Light Fixtures
"these lighting designs earn attention all over the home... for the lights designed by Ingo Maurer. There are whimsical lights composed of birds... ethereal lights made of Japanese paper; the style runs the gamut. One thing all the... style into lighting design, founding his own company. Maurer has a fascination with the... better light. His company, which includes other designers, is a prolific, taste-making... love ALL lights from Ingo Maurer and we actually show quite a few of them in our Santa..."
Ring In Lighting Style With a Bell Jar Lantern
Bell jar lanterns have cast off the darkness since the Dark Ages — could one light the way in your own home?
"could one light the way in your own home?... to your home. Below, learn how this home staple has evolved from the Dark Ages to modern... about such lights. However, in my previous house, a colonial, bell jar lights MADE the... styles of lighting design. I like very much the last one picture. this type of light... previous home, we hung two beautiful bell jars above the island. Big mistake. They... disturbing the light fixture so it's pretty easy to take down & wash. It's worth the upkeep..."
On Trend: Light Fixtures Take to the Branches
Tree branches in nature are inspiring chandeliers and table lamps at home, in both realistic and stylized interpretations
"lamps at home, in both realistic and stylized interpretations... these lights bring the beauty of the outdoors inside your home and are perfect for... branch-like lighting choices below. You'll find supersleek, softly retro and surprisingly... golden light would look great as a pair in a regal entryway. This light has a naturally... white light definitely makes it the most whimsical of the bunch, adding a light touch..."
Modern Icons: Silk Fortuny Light Fixtures
"see, the light fixtures fashioned with this luxurious silk have staying power and fit... silk light fixtures are the ultimate prize.... Fortuny lighting for my home for some time now. I was browsing online for a new fixture... ustom-Homes-mediterranean-staircase-other-metro I have been trying to find out more... these light fittings, but did not know what search term to use. Finally I thought... Houzz lighting articles. Off to do some more research. Hi Becky, Wonderful images..."
Capiz Shells Become a Fixture
Translucent shells add a pearlescent glow to your lighting and a romantic, beachy or glamorous look to your home
"to your lighting and a romantic, beachy or glamorous look to your home... used in light fixtures, whether tightly arranged in a drum shade or grouped in a cascading... reflect light. In fact, some capiz fixtures don't even have a light inside; they hang... capiz-shell-light trend. It's called the Serena Drum Chandelier, and the capiz shells are... other light sources. A large cascading capiz chandelier can stand up to the scale..."
Coastal Makeover: A Florida Home Sees the Light
They're done! Check out the result of a ranch home that went from dark and dated to bright and airy — with a coveted water view
"ranch home that went from dark and dated to bright and airy — with a coveted water... unlike homes that look across the canal at other homes, there's nothing but a straight... -foot home in Lutz, Florida, the couple decided to downsize. Keeping with the empty... in that home! Light, bright and beautiful! Exactly! What a great renovation! Love... Beautiful home. I like your lighting choices over the bar/table. Where did you purchase..."
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
Eclectic and heritage elements mix in a clever extension that adds volume without digging into the home’s foundation
"as much light as possible, while at the same time making the flow of space work more... Great light and privacy. Also was happy to see the old fixtures of the home kept... bringing light into the house. As Sigrid points out, these row houses are long and narrow... narrow, so light is of supreme importance, and the Brits are very inventive when it comes... these old homes to modern standards. Kudos! I've learned through Houzz that privacy..."
Look to the Sun for More of Your Home's Lighting
Manage sunlight with design-savvy windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty
"even out lighting and reduce glare, getting light into the center of deep plans, borrowing... g and lighting a house is becoming extremely important. Passive daylighting — designing... artificial lighting — is one step in this direction. A number of external factors, such... borrowing light from one space into another, and filtering sunlight through fixed and... artificial light. The homes of the future will have more natural light; for example, the..."
Light Your Landscape for Drama and Function
New project for a new year: Install outdoor lighting to highlight special features and keep nighttime walks safe
"outdoor lighting to highlight special features and keep nighttime walks safe... spectrum of home improvement, landscape lighting might be the most overlooked. It is, however... upward light, and only using the wattage necessary to light paths, etc. Lighting shouldn't... acing lights as much as possible. That way you get the dramatic evening lighting... bought a home with extensive landscaping lighting and electrical coutlets to a boat..."