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4 More Design Principles to Consider

Lighting is everything when it  comes to a creating a warm inviting space. Having a professional help with the decision on what to choose and where to install can lead to exactly the beautiful look you want.



May be the most important element when creating the desired atmosphere in any space. It’s probably also the most ignored. Natural filtered sunlight is the most pleasing during the day. In the evening, even distribution of light and location of fixtures is more important than the light fixture itself. LED has come a long way in a short period of time with the color rendition of the bulbs, warm, cool and bright qualities let you create the right amount of light whether it’s for task oriented applications like closets, office, kitchen and bath or soothing, dimmer light for relaxed areas like the living room and bedrooms.


As previously mentioned light and in particular, the energy to heat, cool and run the home should come from natural elements like the sun, wind and water. Plan for a long term solution for the energy needs. 

Net-zero energy.  

Buildings with net-zero energy consumption means the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of the renewable energy. This contributes less in greenhouse gasses. Most net-zero energy homes get half or more of their energy from the grid, and return the amount at other times.


Mid-century modern design utilize a horizontal line. Low, one story ranch style homes like those built by Eichler in the 1950’s typically had eight foot ceilings. Post and beam framing lends itself to straight and perpendicular lines. Curvilinear shapes are considered more as adornment and decoration in more traditional French and English styles.

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