Interior Lighting Guidelines – Each Room is Different

When it comes to interior lighting, you need to treat each room differently. There are two guidelines that every interior designer should follow: mixing light sources at different levels, and providing the appropriate amount of light given the tasks that you’ll be preforming in that space. You need different levels of lighting for getting dressed in your bedroom than you do for cooking in the kitchen.

Kitchen

Overhead lighting is best for the kitchen. Since your primary task is cooking or preparing food, you want the lights overhead so that you are not casting shadows on the food while it’s being prepared. It’s a good idea to invest in a dimmer so that you can turn it up when you’re cooking, or keep it low when you’re just grabbing a late-night snack. You also, however, want to illuminate work surfaces by using a sturdy table lamp and under-cabinet lights.

Dining Room

You always want to make sure that the table is the brightest spot in the room. It draws people towards the food and makes them feel comfortable sitting around the table. This is why chandeliers are popular in dining rooms – it’s not just to make them look extravagant, but also to illuminate the table as best as possible. You want to use indirect lighting to address the rest of the room. Have light bouncing off of the walls, illuminating a china closet, etc.

Living Room

When addressing the living room, it’s smart to illuminate three of the four corners. Don’t just throw light into a corner, however; focus at least one of those lights on an object. This could be a work of art, a plant or anything else you want to draw attention to. Within the room, using a combination of table and floor lamps will provide you with light that is suitable for reading on the couches. Have some lamps directing light upwards, others directing it downwards. Also, putting downward-glowing lamps on a three-way switch will allow you to increase the light for reading.

Bedroom

A bedroom should be thought of as the place where you feel most comfortable. Your bedroom should give off a warm, snug feeling. This is achieved by placing lamps around the bed that do not point directly at it. Also, make sure that you angle recessed fixtures towards the dressing area – you do not want these fixtures pointing at the bed. It’s ideal to also have a small lamp that mimics candlelight. Something about a candle just gives off a cozy feeling.

Bathroom

You always want sconces located around the mirror. Whether you’re shaving or applying makeup, you want to make sure that you have a combination of sidelights and overhead lights to fill in any shadows that are on your face. The rest of the room should be illuminated as well (some of us like to read while on the toilet). If you’re bathroom is larger, it’s smart to have a light directly over the shower.

5 New Patterns Added to NuMetal Collection

5 New Patterns Added to NuMetal Collection

Five new patterns have been added to ATI’s NuMetal collection and are available for immediate fulfillment.

Your regional sales representative can assist in providing additional details, as well as review specifications and provide samples specific to any pending projects you may have. Unsure of the best contact person? Call us at 866-755-4527 and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

If you happen to have a NuMetal Architectural Display Board, you may want to check out a brief video previewing the recent changes.

Updates for the NuMetal Display Board are 100% free until June 30, 2014, so act today for timely fulfillment.*

For immediate distributor support, or to request the display board/chip chain updates,
please click on the link below to fill out the contact form.

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LAX Flies First Class with GlasPro

April 2014

 LAX Flies First Class with GlasPro

Fabrication Excellence at New International Terminal

Los Angeles, CA

At over 60,000 total square feet, the interior glass elements of the Los Angeles International Airport Terminal represent a significant achievement in both quantity and quality of fabrication for GlasPro. Over-sized lites in excess of 76” x 145” in coordination with a stringent production and delivery schedule made this such an amazing collaborative achievement.

This challenging undertaking demanded a high level of technical aptitude and logistical innovation. More than 530 panels that were used as handrails, jumbo partitions and storefronts required immaculate flat-polishing with many calling for extensive fabrication of specialized cut-outs and holes. Movement and delivery of this much glass was accomplished via specialized packing procedures and the coordination of off-hour deliveries.

GlasPro was able to meet each challenge the LAX International Terminal project presented with unique and beautiful solutions. The size and scale of this job is yet another example of the fabrication excellence we have come to expect from GlasPro.

Click here for downloadable images and publicity materials for this press release

For more information about GlasPro and this press release, please contact:

Marc Bennett
bennett@glas-pro.com

posted Danny Yehia

Fabrication Excellence at New LAX Terminal

LAX Flies First Class with GlasPro

Los Angeles, CA

At over 60,000 total square feet, the interior glass elements of the Los Angeles International Airport Terminal represent a significant achievement in both quantity and quality of fabrication for GlasPro. Over-sized lites in excess of 76” x 145” in coordination with a stringent production and delivery schedule made this such an amazing collaborative achievement.

This challenging undertaking demanded a high level of technical aptitude and logistical innovation. More than 530 panels that were used as handrails, jumbo partitions and storefronts required immaculate flat-polishing with many calling for extensive fabrication of specialized cut-outs and holes. Movement and delivery of this much glass was accomplished via specialized packing procedures and the coordination of off-hour deliveries.

GlasPro was able to meet each challenge the LAX International Terminal project presented with unique and beautiful solutions. The size and scale of this job is yet another example of the fabrication excellence we have come to expect from GlasPro.

Click here for downloadable images and publicity materials for this press release

For more information about GlasPro and this press release, please contact:

Marc Bennett
bennett@glas-pro.com

posted Danny Yehia