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Light Your Patio, Extend Your Evening
Cast a magical spell on a summer night with decorative outdoor lighting as sleek or as rustic as you please
"outdoor lighting as sleek or as rustic as you please... sharing your decorative lighting ideas! The fairy lights in the third and fourth photos... solution in your message: keep the lighting above your head to the minimum, and always... BUGS, UP YOUR NOSE BUGS, IN YOUR EARS BUGS, IN YOUR FOOD BUGS?? The worse of course... using your old string lights in your garden. Pick up some round opaque or milk glass... lavender lights in this group! Greatly appreciated. Got to love Christmas lights:)..."
High-Tech Tips for Securing Your House While You're Away
"when you're traveling by using the latest gadgets, apps and online services... to keep your home secure is to prevent strangers from knowing you're away. Most are... signal your absence.) Park your car in the driveway, rather than keeping it in the... taking home security to the next level while you're traveling.... a few lights on timers to go on in the evening and off again at night. (Leaving them... stop to your newspapers and mail delivery. New technology can help, too. Here some..."
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... be to your own energy and spirit... building, lighting comprises 25 to 40 percent of your energy consumption (and energy... get more light is because of the positive effect that natural light has on well-being... natural light in a home not only saves electrical energy, but it gives you more personal... natural light can benefit homeowners in many rooms by reducing seasonal dips in mood..."
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... break your family’s health, happiness and well-being.... top of your window, your daytime shade is exposed or all the way up covering your... halogen lights are known triggers for migraines. Let there be natural light! I knew..."
10 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You're Traveling
Set off on your trip with peace of mind, knowing you've taken the right steps toward keeping your home secure
"off on your trip with peace of mind, knowing you've taken the right steps toward keeping... sure that your home is safe and sound, and you can enjoy your trip without worry.... en if your trip prep list is a mile long, taking the time to go through a few extra... ensure that your house is well cared for can bring a lot of peace of mind. Installing a... a home security system may be the first thing you think of, but there are plenty..."
Save Your Decor — Hide Your Media Stuff
When you tuck boxes, wires and speakers into walls and ceilings, all you'll notice is your favorite shows or music
"notice is your favorite shows or music... hiding your electronics, installing whole-house audio or completely wiring your house... solution to your home, like most major improvements, is something that can be simple or... traditional home if it's too front and center. But thanks to innovations in built-in and... have a home that feels as traditional as you could possibly want, yet still enjoy... comes to your living room. While the quality of your sound system may end up being..."
Decorate With Intention: Love Your Kids and Keep Your Style
Don't resign your home to kiddie characters and endless vinyl. New options let you design for high style and real life
"resign your home to kiddie characters and endless vinyl. New options let you design... sudden your not-so-little one is clambering over the furniture and creating "art"... ether home again. The short answer is, yes. It may take a bit of extra planning and... elegant home that also caters to kids' needs. Here are 10 ways to get started right... strikes- you're- out quick swat on the fanny worked for her. The number one best rule..."
Outdoor Lighting to Make Your Home and Landscape Glow
Let your home be a beacon at night with exterior lights for pathways, pools, trees and, of course, the front door
"Let your home be a beacon at night with exterior lights for pathways, pools, trees... little light. Where could you add a little glow to your home at night?... a few lights to your garden or backyard patio, or even spice up a few trees with... uplighting. Lighting can be as minimal and inexpensive as a few solar lights from a home... beckons you home. Translate that effect to your yard and you can gain extra outdoor rooms..."
How to Light Your Home Right
"Give your rooms the right feel and function with a mix of task, ambient and accent... cheery in a home with the correct lighting. These days, the options for lighting seem endless... how to light your interiors. Even if you can’t mess with the electrical construction... on of your home, the addition of a table lamp here or there often can make all the... types of lighting — ambient, task and accent — the options become more identifiable..."
So You Bought a Cave: 7 Ways to Open Your Home to Light
"natural light your house does have — and learn to appreciate some shadows, too... to our home's lack of light. From the day we took possession of our home until it... childhood home was in a clearing surrounded by beautiful woods, which I loved. Had you... you need light or a view. If your neighbours are blocking your light then you are stuck... let more light into your home not only affects your happiness while living there, but..."
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... depending on your preferences. You may have a beautiful old oak tree in your front yard... spectrum of home improvement, landscape lighting might be the most overlooked. It is, however... Unless you're using stadium lights in your landscape, light pollution isn't a problem... outside of your home and they all hate your lights. Steve, Thanks so much for writing..."
Get Your Home's Recessed Lighting Right
Learn the formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more
"how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more... mix of lighting, and recessed lighting is a big part of that success. Well-placed... recessed lighting (also known as can lights or downlights) can highlight a room's best... Lighting design is both an art and a science. Our homes thrive when we choose the... recessed lights. They light only the desired area while not spilling light to your..."
See Your Home in a Whole New Light
These designer tricks and tips will help you find the perfect mix of lighting for every room and every mood
"mix of lighting for every room and every mood... of the lighting in your home, just follow a few basic rules:... Good lighting and bright lighting are not the same thing. A room that’s well lit... Lighting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of... Proper lighting can highlight a room’s assets and help disguise its shortcomings,... combination of light and shadow helps sculpt the space and makes the room more interesting..."
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... directing light on the roof WILL impact the amount of light you see in your room. The..."
Light Your Home With Industrial-Strength Style
"Lighting Design: How to Make the Warehouse Look Work for You... factory lighting in her own decor? That's where industrial-style lighting comes in... Decorative light fittings add more value to home, office.The high bay and low bay lamps... kitchen, the light fixtures are the perfect compliment to everything else!! LOVE Barn Light... countertop light for outdoor kitchen area. We used the same industrial pendants over a..."