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Design Safer Stairs and Halls With Universal Lighting Strategies
See how lighted handrails, stair treads and more can make navigating inclines and passages easier for all ages
"e how lighted handrails, stair treads and more can make navigating inclines and passages... given to lighting hallways and stairs. Navigating stairs can be a challenge for people... approach to lighting, the essence of the information can be transferred to a universal... universal lighting strategy for long halls and stairs is 3-way switches, easy and very... just good lighting sense. Best source for these LED lights is www.ilight-tech.com LEDs..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Combination of New and Old
"under the stairs adds more space to inventive New York kitchen... antique lighting all combine beautifully with fresh white cabinetry in this welcoming... wanted the light cabinetry to reflect the casual seaside environment," says Posillico... the back stairs. Would someone please verify??? We live in Indiana. So elegant and refined... Antique lighting, reclaimed wood and rustic stone provide an elegant contrast with..."
How to Get the Pendant Light Right
"popular lighting choice for a wide range of rooms. Being aware of a few basic guidelines... pendant lights do I need? Can LED lights provide enough task lighting? Are they dimmable... arc of light. Personally, I would go for a practical recessed lighting over the bench... bench lights. I would keep the lights the same if you can so they are more practical... quality of light though, you do need really good even light over your bench, where the..."
Modern Icons: Nelson Pendant Lights
"Bubble Lights. The first Nelson Bubble Light was designed by George Nelson in 1947... Pendant Light. It covers the bare bulb glare and fills rooms with a wonderful glow... of the light in this image. Because the Nelson Light gives off glowing light instead... glaring light, it works. This bright pendant looks so good with the glossy blue tiles... you this light against a lot of white and glass. It also looks wonderful next to a bright..."
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... theater stair lights located on the wall opposite the handrail on our staircase. They..."
10 Chandeliers for People Who Don't Like Chandeliers
Get all the chandelier benefits without channeling Liberace, thanks to wood, paper, wire — and even a surprising old-fashioned staple
"ample light (often quite flattering), provide an anchor and a focal point in a room... Entry hall light at my beach house. Galilee lighting is bringing a new fresh style of... design our lighting fixtures to fit the room size and provide adequate light for any space... style of lighting. For those looking for more chandelier or ceiling light ideas I recently... provide lighting for the dining table. Boy, was I wrong! These ARE NOT "chandeliers..."
Cascading Chandeliers: All Kinds of Gorgeous
"know that lights are supposed to be functional. They should light a table, an entry,... For a light fixture with maximum drama, consider the cascading chandelier. This is... feeling of lightness wherever it is used. I like how they also used those angled disc... smaller lights gathered in a column of glass and light does the job perfectly. It's... " this light casts a warm and inviting glow in this entryway. Hang a chandelier above..."
How to Get Your Stair Runners Right
"set of stairs. Bare wood stairs are beautiful, but they are very noisy. And if they... have wood stairs and a couple of children. It is the sound of a younger child racing... down the stairs, hotly pursued by an older sibling. That's just to the middle landing... bare wood stairs, because amid the slipping, bumping and crashing there was some colorful... language. Stair runners are a great solution to provide peace and quiet and added safety..."
Clear Staircases — They're a Real Glass Act
If you're flush with funds, you can have a ball with crystal on your stairs. The rest of us can just marvel from afar
"on your stairs. The rest of us can just marvel from afar... glass stairs, made popular by architect Peter Brohlin's for the iconic Fifth Avenue... glass stair can't be beat. Made of sheets of glass with an inner layer for strength... brings light into an interior space, it acts as a light well as shown in the 3rd... these stairs? :-)) Glass stairs looking always nice. The only concern I have is... glass stairs. If glass stairs, then only something like the blue glass in picture..."
Artful Stairs: Continuity in Steel
"nlike Stairs of Steel Seem to Nearly Float on Air... Stairs are one of those elements in a house that allow architects to really flex... parts of a stair are standardized — the height and length of risers and treads, railing... designing stairs is to treat them as a continuous surface, like a ribbon that wends its... steel stairs that express continuity of surface. The effects are minimal and modern... these stairs would easily cost more than, say, wood stairs. Considering the cost..."
How Walls Can Define the Space of Stairs
Encouraging movement or accentuating a transition, walls have the potential to give stairs the character of rooms
"to give stairs the character of rooms... articulating stairs and their parts, but here I'll focus on stairs that carve a space for... Stairs are a funny thing when looked at relative to other spaces in a house. They... these stairs with spaces also impact the spaces around them.... need a stair lined in mirrors! ; ) I'm intrigued by the stairs seeming to go to no... John, but stairs surrounded by walls miss the point. How can one make a grand entrance..."
Geometric Runners Shape Stairway Style
Can a geometric-patterned runner hide stains, protect stairs and create interest in interior designs? You do the math
"protect stairs and create interest in interior designs? You do the math... striped stair runners, I haven't been able to get runners off my mind. And I've come... ones. Stair runners in general are excellent for injecting color and pattern into... where stairs were carpeted and due to the lighting, people fell. And why stop with... on your stairs make them run the full length and width of your stairs. This will also..."
Architect's Toolbox: Aim High with Interior Railings
"take your stairs to new heights... Stairs, balconies, porches and more all have railings to protect people and to make... climb a stair or to lean when taking in a view. These are the functional needs of... com/search?q=stair+rails&p=2. And if you need someone to build you your stairway to heaven... really nice stair. Looking at the first picture, I kept thinking it might be interesting... shape by lightly carving a design into the flat part to make it look like knot on wood..."
House-Hunting Help: If You Could Pick Your Home Style ...
Love an open layout? Steer clear of Victorians. Hate stairs? Sidle up to a ranch. Whatever home you're looking for, this guide can help
"Hate stairs? Sidle up to a ranch. Whatever home you're looking for, this guide can... pull down stairs) which made me the envy of friends with big open plan homes that had... No more stairs for me! Thanks Jaxsue! I grew up in a ranch and I'm living in one now... navigate stairs at all. I was raised in an old 2-story 1890 farmhouse and loved it... basement stairs should be replaced and it would be a nightmare to navigate them with..."
Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase
Understanding how stairs are designed and laid out can help you make the best decisions for safety and beauty in your home
"g how stairs are designed and laid out can help you make the best decisions for safety... comfortably a stair accomplishes this task. Lingo to know: Tread: The horizontal board... called stair refacing and you are installing a thin tread with a front edge that covers... of the stairs so re-read the second entry above: "consistency". Thank you Kenny.... It has stairs but no risers, newel and railing. Do you think i need a contractor to..."