Carmel Mid-Century LEEDMidcentury Dining Room, San Francisco
Robert Canfield Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
9. Skylights can help clean indoor air. If you have skylights that open, using them in conjunction with the other windows in your home to create a chimney effect can help clear out stale old air and let in fresh air. If you are choosing a new skylight to put in, consider how you will be able to access it — if it’s too high to reach, you will need a special pole for opening it, or choose a motorized skylight that can be operated remotely.
Silver candlesticks casually placed in this modern dining area in a Carmel, California, home look fresh and inviting, and the stunning yet simple bouquet of calla lillies echoes the sleek candlestick shapes, bringing our eye upward to gaze upon the gorgeous retractable skylight roof, a design detail I'd take any day.Tip: Add metallic shine in the form of decorative accessories — whether brass, silver or copper — to give your space that little something extra. Reflective surfaces act like jewels, elegantly embellishing the space.
The clients didn't get their outdoor dining area, but the new retractable roof over the dining table brings in sunshine and fresh air with the push of a button. "You can have an outdoor dining experience without having to step outdoors," says Schicketanz.Rectractable roof: Rollamatic Roofs
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Studio Schicketanz: The skylight is a Rollamatic skylight 14.5' x 6.5'. Turn an atrium, courtyard, or rooftop into functional square footage. Of galvanized steel. Direct drive system is smooth, quiet, and virtually maintenance-free compared to cable drive, rack and pinion, or gear mechanisms. Natural Ventilation saves energy. [www.Libartusa.com]