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1020 rail lighting Ideabooks
Architect's Toolbox: Aim High with Interior Railings
"evocative railings can take your stairs to new heights... railing is to accomplish these functions. Yet railings are so much more. A wel... all have railings to protect people and to make it easier to climb a stair or to lean... interior home railing. And building codes will dictate the minimum standards for how a railing... considered railing adds charm, whimsy, craft and style to a project. And though there's..."
No Fall Guys, Please: Ideas for Lighting Your Outdoor Steps
Safety and beauty go hand in hand when you light landscape stairways and steps with just the right mix
"when you light landscape stairways and steps with just the right mix... row of lights along one side. But if your lighting can also add interest and a sense... right lighting, though, you can turn these potential problem areas into highlights... sufficient lighting along stairways and near steps to allow you to walk safely, but not... so much light that your yard ends up resembling a well-lit parking lot. It might be..."
Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail
Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option
"of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option... don't like rails at eye level when sitting. A good portion of the pictured rails won't... gorgeous rail was the inspiration for my new fence AND when we redo the deck it will... the top rail sits right at eye height when you sit down thus obscuring the view. I'll... not only railing, but a trim for your home. They have a catalog you can peruse, but..."
Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor
"twigged-out railings, gates, room dividers and more... The twig railings on the deck... Stunning!!! Beautiful treatments, but I wonder how... and twig railings, gates etc. I made a driftwood gate on a lakeside deck once. I don't... used as railings with screws, not nails. Otherwise as the wood naturally dries they... banister railings! I have a couple of floor vases in my home with thick twigs in them... Twig railings are appropriate outside as well. In this wondrous rendition, the organic..."
Beautiful Stairs: Safety Meets Style
"picket railing with a continuous wood handrail on top. This design minimizes the extent... steel railings, giving the guardrail a little more weight, keeping in line with the... metal light fixtures suspended from thick rope. Another stair with perforated steel... vertical railings usually capped by handrails. This stair shows that the steel bars..."
Garden Design Essentials: Shape and Mass
Guest Picks: Outdoor Lighting for Summer Nights
Layer your light sources on the deck or in the garden with lanterns, string lights, fire pits and more
"your light sources on the deck or in the garden with lanterns, string lights, fire... Outdoor lights, while often overlooked, can make a world of difference in creating... These lighting picks give you plenty of options to brighten any occasion, from large... tio-Lighting I love the globe lights and so many of the lights shown here! I love... lot of light. Pier 1 has a LED umbrella light that's similar to the one shown and..."
The Right Track
"track lighting isn't simply a row of lights flush to the ceiling, but a way to add... track lighting exploded into popularity in the nineties, it has retained its appeal... track lighting is . . . illuminating.... track lighting can enhance both traditional and contemporary designs. For some effective... track lighting with a number of different looks and a surprisingly low price tag... make the lights incognito--like light is appearing out of nowhere--but the black paneling..."
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... lack of light. From the day we took possession of our home until it burned down, we... absorb light and light colors reflect light. Dark floors (or walls or ceilings) will... add any light except those accent lights on the mantel and hearth. Please excuse the... right lighting fixtures will light up every space. Well, for me, curtains draped..."
How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin
"solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin... solar-powered lights really work? How do they measure up to hardwired electric lights? And... solar lighting outdoors can be a lifesaver when outdoor outlets are not available... cheap path light is that they don't light any od the surrounds - the light itself glows... incandescent light color at the proper brightness level solar lighting to light my Flag..."
15 Ways to Create Drama With Light Fixtures
Use lights as artful decorating elements, and watch them draw attention for more than their ability to illuminate
"Use lights as artful decorating elements, and watch them draw attention for more... lamps and light fixtures help set the mood of a space with their light, but they do the... choosing light fixtures. Whether you are a traditionalist or a radical modernist, carve... creative lighting choices. For guidance I’ve assembled some interesting fixtures that... believed that lighting and light fixtures can add so much to any given room. We bought..."
Universal Lighting Design Strategies for 4 Key Home Areas
Brighten the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty
"and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty... Lighting can create drama by accentuating dark areas and creating bright focal points... balanced lighting levels. All rooms — and ages — can benefit from this simple lighting... with pot-light/down-lights! That is the nightmare of good lighting design. You can... closet lighting. :) One thing that's lighting friendly at my house are the movie... natural light/daylight in your clothes closet brought in by a tube roof light, I'd..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"cient lighting design that looks great... LEDs (light-emitting diodes) came on the market, people were slow to use them at... because the lights tended to give off a bluish-white hue. Today that has all changed.... yellow light many homeowners prefer in their living spaces. Though the upfront cost... better-quality light. LEDs can last up to 25,000 hours and use 75 percent less energy than... range of light, from soft and warm to crisp and cool, and come in various design options..."
9 Outdoor Lighting Schemes That Get Universal Design Right
Boost safety and a feeling of welcome with exterior lighting that offers visual cues and clearly defines paths
"exterior lighting that offers visual cues and clearly defines paths... erior lighting is just as important as an interior lighting design. Universally designed... exterior lighting ensures a smooth transition between indoors and out when the evening... exterior lighting design also makes all the difference in transforming your entrance... The lighting options here will make your outdoor spaces safer for everyone, from..."
The 3 Top Ways to Light Up Your Landscape
Whether you're lighting a small side garden or a wide swath of yard, you'll be in the dark without understanding these essential elements
"you're lighting a small side garden or a wide swath of yard, you'll be in the dark... landscape lighting. We call them the three S's: safety, security and sexy. Safety lighting... lighting keeps you from breaking your neck (watch out for that step!), security lighting... lighting discourages thieves and the Boogie Man (by illuminating dark corners), and... and sexy lighting provides, well, sexiness. Mood. Ambience. Flavor. Spice. The first..."