5 options for adequate lighting to bring new life to your home, as if you are buying a new home

"Let the light do the design" is a famous saying of the Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei.

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Daylighting refers to the introduction of natural light from the outdoors in order to adjust the indoor environment of a building. andventilationAll are necessary behaviors to maintain a hygienic and comfortable indoor environment. Building regulations in various countries often include provisions related to lighting. (Extracted from Wikipedia)

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Lighting is a very important indicator when buying a house or doing interior design planning. However, due to factors such as partitions, house type, and orientation, the lighting effect is often poor. Therefore, if the designer cannot use light to combine the design, then the life of the home and the meaning of the design will be lost. In fact, through some changes, the shortcomings in lighting can be improved.

1. Patio/Skylights to increase natural light sources

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There are many long houses or open-air buildings that often have no windows to the outside or are surrounded by buildings, which makes it impossible to use natural light sources in some areas of the house. Therefore, when possible, add patios or skylights to let in natural lighting. Inside the house, it makes the originally dark house bright and comfortable. At the same time, it can also circulate the air flow in the house and improve the quality of fresh indoor air.

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2. Front/rear balcony to bring the light source closer

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The balcony functions of traditional homes are often equipped with clothes drying, debris storage and storage, and even garbage storage. However, in fact, these may affect indoor ventilation and lighting, and there are also safety considerations for debris falling. Therefore, the traditional iron railings on the balcony can be changed into invisible iron windows, allowing more natural light sources to penetrate. Or the indoor windows and walls adjacent to the balcony can be changed to large floor-to-ceiling windows or glass windows, so that the light source can be introduced into the room through high-permeability glass materials, improving the lighting blocked by the balcony space.

3. Open space, shared light source

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Complete walls or partitions may block the penetration of light sources. Therefore, when lighting is limited, you can consider discarding unnecessary load-bearing walls and partitions and use open spaces to increase light sources. fluidity. If you want to increase spatial separation, you can choose glass materials or grilles to replace complete walls or partitions. At the same time, the penetration of light sources will be maintained, and the visual sense of space will be wider.

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4.Mobile sliding door, flexible space light source

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When you want to have clear divisions in public areas and be flexible without blocking daylight, you can choose to use highly maneuverable grilles or glass sliding doors. Sliding doors can maintain the privacy flexibility of space separation, and also allow light sources to be introduced into the open space when you want to have sufficient lighting. This option allows the light source to shine in the area through glass or grille sliding doors, allowing you to enjoy an independent and comfortable living space.

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5. Half wall, see-through wall, low furniture, do not block the light source

If there is no way to significantly change the space or partitions, or if the area is small and space is a consideration, you may wish to plan a half-height or see-through TV wall, and use low-height desks, cabinets, etc. for furniture selection, such as Islands, storage cabinets, and bookcases can be placed at a height that does not block the light, so that the light source can spread freely in every corner of the area. Use natural light to create a relaxing atmosphere in your home.

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Further reading:

Designers’ secret collection of 5 great lighting tips, a must-see for layout design and house decoration, to create a translucent and happy space

The little secret between the grilles, easily using light and shadow to reveal the Japanese Zen feel

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