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Great Material: Gray Wood for Winter
My Houzz: Vintage Charm in Vancouver
Skinny Windows: Exclamation Points of Light
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Renovation Detail: The Transom Window
Homes may no longer need them for air, but transom windows can bring in necessary light and hand-crafted style
"lowered ceilings made transom windows unnecessary. Nowadays most transom windows are... soaring ceilings where proportions allow them to look aesthetically pleasing. I'm... the 10' ceilings. We love them, but they do need cleaning often believe it or not... these sky-high ceilings feel even higher. As you can see, transom windows work b..."
Here Comes the Sun
"before the ceiling fell in) :-) Not only does natural light always seem to put a little... walls and ceiling lighter colors. - Use mirrors to reflect and bounce light around the... Sun-dappled ceiling joists create such a wonderful feeling of openess in throughout the... of the sky and trees outside. Very thoughtful! Thanks to two magnificent over-sized..."
Below My Houzz: An Inviting Basement With Industrial Edge
"the low ceilings, leaky stone foundation, hanging wires and hodgepodge of structural... though: The ceiling height is not very high. Painting the ceiling mechanicals dark brown... lowers the ceiling. If you'd painted it a light colour or even sky blue it would seem... paint the ceilings with? what brand? also, how did you paint the ceiling?... low low ceilings. Echoing Malbec's comments, would love to hear more about waterproofing..."
Tubular Daylighting Devices Bring In Natural Light
More advanced and less pricey than traditional skylights, TDDs are the most modern way to let the light in
"roof and ceiling, with a clear plastic dome. The bottoms of the tubes are diffused or... vaulted ceiling in a relatively dark room. The resulting light lit up the floor but... or the ceiling. This created a huge glare problem with the bright lens in an otherwise... otherwise dark ceiling. Adding another window and removing the TDD made all the difference... vaulted ceiling (over the kitchen). As it was we didn't gain a lot of light from it..."
So You Bought a Cave: 7 Ways to Open Your Home to Light
"beams, low ceilings and our valley setting surrounded by woods-covered hills all contributed... not the ceiling. Mirrors behind sconces and lamps amplify their illumination. Finally... vaulted ceilings can feel dark if not lit properly. You can ask your designer to handle... walls or ceilings) will most definitely reduce the feeling of brightness in a room.... cabinets, low ceilings and insufficient lighting, and you’ve got yourself a cave. Paint..."
How to Get Your Basement Lighting Right
"like low ceilings and a lack of windows, which make proper lighting especially important... paint the ceiling in a sky or a solar system theme. Ar. Simran Chhibber on behalf of... losing ceiling height by just consigning electrical and plumbing lines to a soffit... of the ceiling itself, you also reduce sound transmission to the floor above. This... keep the ceilings open, paint them black, but I want to sound proof the basement as..."
Tell Us: How Would You Light This Room?
"sloping ceiling throughout much of the space ... Can you recommend any lighting which... angled ceilings flanking the skylight. And then a few table lamps for sure. have the... open to sky? Please let me know? I think a monorail lighting system might be a good... from the ceiling or wall. Pendant and spot lamps can be added, are interchangable and... of the ceiling and then add a chandelier from the slope between the skylight and the..."
One Pot, One Big Shot of the Tropics
Give your rooms exotic flair in a single stroke. Tall Kentia palm fits the tropical bill beautifully
"adequate ceiling height, because these tropical babies like to grow and grow and grow... up to sky. As it heightens with maturity, it adapts to greater light. Translated... 9 foot ceilings and is 13 x 20. Can anyone suggest what I might order (and from where... Your ceiling is 9' high, but if your windows and doors are the standard 6'-8'' height..."
Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic in California
Daring color choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen
"counter-to-ceiling backsplash, this kitchen has a lively but luxurious look that would... with the sky a mix of greyish blues, some pinks and your favorite soothing music caressing... dropped ceiling must add another $10-$12,000. So is labor not included in the total... to the ceiling. The tile setter started the pattern from the center line directly..."
My Houzz: A Surprisingly Light Lakeside Log Cabin
"wood-plank ceiling, the space is far from dark. "We were so surprised by how light and... to the ceiling. In the end, my vote is to NOT paint the wood, but work with it to... opt for sky lights and, if possible, bigger windows and a glass front door.... logs and ceiling create an unexpectedly bright and airy interior. Floor markings leave..."
Mantel Makeover: From Builder's Grade to Live-Edge Wood
See how an all-wrong mantel became a gorgeous fireplace focal point at the hands of an interior designer and her carpenter