MAKE THE MOST OF NAT­U­RAL LIGHT

Home Beautiful - - DESIGN FILE -

“Cook­ing in nat­u­ral light can’t be beaten, and there’s some­thing won­der­ful about sun­light sparkling through the water com­ing from your kitchen tap,” says Joe Snell. Think cre­atively about where you can in­tro­duce day­light; up­siz­ing ex­ist­ing win­dows and in­stalling glass doors or sky­lights can re­ally lift the light lev­els, and the last can be es­pe­cially use­ful if you don’t want to sac­ri­fice po­ten­tial wall stor­age space. Win­dow splash­backs are a good op­tion – just en­sure the glass is the reg­u­la­tion dis­tance from your hob – while sky tubes are also worth in­ves­ti­gat­ing where a glazed roof can’t be in­stalled. Even sim­ple tricks such as ban­ish­ing cur­tains or blinds, paint­ing the walls a pale colour, and choos­ing re­flec­tive fin­ishes for your join­ery, bench­tops and splash­back will help to bounce more light around.

re­search plan “DO YOUR AND CRE­ATE A LIGHT­ING ex­actly – DON’T START UN­TIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DO­ING” ~ JOE SNELL, AR­CHI­TECT AND LIGHT­ING DE­SIGNER

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