My Houzz: Family Home Stays True to StyleEclectic Living Room, San Francisco
Photo: Nanette Wong © 2014 Houzz
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Quality of light. Ideally, east-facing windows get either bright indirect light all day or direct sun in the morning hours, when it’s less intense, and indirect sun for the rest of the day. Every location is different, however, and if the morning light you get is very bright or hot, it might result in scorched or wilting leaves or simply a failure to thrive. If that’s the case, either move the plant further away from the window or install a sheer curtain to filter the sunlight. On the other hand, trees and tall buildings may filter the light so it’s no longer bright, or may even block the light during a good portion of the day. if a plant is leaning toward the light, getting leggy or struggling to grow, try moving it closer to the window. If it still struggles, you may need to look for plants that do well in low light, such as those that thrive with a northern exposure.
Insulation. Before installing your drywall, you will need to have the insulation inspected to confirm that it carries sufficient R-value and is installed properly.In California, for example, R-values for ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation types are specified in energy calculations issued by energy consultants, to confirm that a home conforms to regional energy-efficiency standards.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Janette Crawford and her daughter, Vivian Sunshine (age 2)Location: Alamo Square neighborhood of San FranciscoSize: 1,600 square feet (149 square meters); 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroomStep one in approaching your home’s design, Crawford says, is to start with an aesthetic filter for your overall style. “Identify a key inspiration, whether it be a color story, vintage or modern, to create a theme,” Crawford says. “Then make it a filter for everything you buy.” Chair: thrifted; toys: Areaware, Bannor Toys and Janod; rug: eBay