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Tips to Avoid Design Disasters

 

Design Do’s & Don’ts

 

So maybe you still don’t know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen or bath of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do’s and don’ts for your upcoming project.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLighting – always look at the lighting

 

Many kitchens and bathrooms have fluorescent lighting—which only belongs in the garage. Kitchens and baths are the worst places for fluorescent light, because it gives everything a blue tint, making your food and people unattractive, so change out that fluorescent fixture. If you have the ability, try adding halogen lighting to your space, since it gives the closest approximation to daylight and makes everything sharper, clearer and cleaner in your kitchen or bath. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Living Room Lighting Ideas

 

Whether it’s for reading or relaxing, the right lighting helps us do all our living better. Add instant style and function to your living spaces with these ideas for accent lighting, chandeliers, sconces, and more.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingCreate Layers of Light

 

Light layers should be placed to bounce illumination throughout a room and eliminate shadows from corners. In this living room, a burnished metal chandelier supplies overall light and visual interest. Twin sconces supply soft accent lighting and define the area around the fireplace and mirror. A scrolling floor lamp offers task lighting for the seating area. Read more

 

 

 

 

Lighting Tips for Every Room

 

Find out what types of fixtures work best throughout your home

By Jill Connors

 

Whether you want to improve the lighting for a specific room or plan a whole-house lighting makeover, keep these room-by-room tips in mind:

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLiving Rooms / Family Rooms

 

The concept of layering light is particularly important in the living/family room, an area of the house where people tend to gather for long stretches of time and engage in an array of activities, including conversation, watching TV, reading, playing board games and using a laptop. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

How To Create A Recessed Lighting Plan

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerWant to make your friends ooh and ahh over your beautiful living room? Don’t forget the recessed lighting. A good plan for recessed lighting is they key to creating a room that perfectly lights the room and adds some drama and romance. Take a look at a quick recessed lighting plan I designed. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Room Lighting

 

Tips and Ideas for Lighting Up the Living Room

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLiving rooms are used for many different purposes and having the appropriate living room lighting is very important. Some rooms used purely for entertaining, others for watching television and many for a whole host of other activities. It’s important to have appropriate living room lighting that not only looks great in the space, but also accommodates all of the events that take place there. Read more

 

 

 

 

Modern Living Room Lighting Ideas

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingThe living room looks more and feels too bland without proper designing. In today’s scenario, different people have different requirements and, this influences their ideas on how their living room should be. Majorly, it is not possible to accommodate which you desire but, with the advent of modern living room lighting designs, you can get the things done with a limited budget. Read more

 

 

 

 

Layer the Lighting in Your Zen Bathroom

 

Achieve balance and symmetry by choosing a variety of lighting sources for your Zen-inspired bathroom.

 

by Alice Daniel

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingIf you need a respite from your busy life, consider transforming your bathroom into a personal refuge. Follow this simple seven-step path to create an authentic, Zen-inspired design.

 

Light affects our moods, making us cheerful or contemplative; the lack of sunlight can even make us depressed. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting Basics for the Home

 

Find out how ambient, task and accent features work to light up your home.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLighting is a key visual element in any home. Not only does it allow you to see where you’re walking it can also set a mood or highlight prized possessions. When deciding what lighting to use in your new home, there are a number of things to consider: Read more

 

 

 

 

Lighting Tips for Every Room

 

Find out what types of fixtures work best throughout your home

By Jill Connors

 

Whether you want to improve the lighting for a specific room or plan a whole-house lighting makeover, keep these room-by-room tips in mind:

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLiving Rooms / Family Rooms

 

The concept of layering light is particularly important in the living/family room, an area of the house where people tend to gather for long stretches of time and engage in an array of activities, including conversation, watching TV, reading, playing board games and using a laptop. “In rooms where people spend a lot of time, I like to get away from recessed downlights, and instead use lights that bounce off the ceiling for ambient illumination,” says lighting designer Markus Earley, of earleylight, in Providence, R.I. “Bouncing light off the ceiling creates a sense of brightness in the room, and avoids the shadows or downward direction of recessed lights.” Read more

 

 

 

 

Living Room Lighting Designs

 

Enhance your living room’s design with light fixtures that blend function with style. Get ideas from these well-lit spaces.

 

San Antonio Home DesignLayers of Light

 

A well-lit living room requires a combination of ambient, accent and task lighting. In this living room, recessed fixtures cast general lighting, wall-mounted lights showcase artwork and an adjustable floor… Read more