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Skylight over the Dinner TableSkylights and a sense of levity to every room and can be installed with electric motors to open and close windows and shades that come in many styles. Unfortunately, skylights have a bad reputation for leaking -but this is due to poor installation practices that are easily avoided by using a little care and reading the installation manual!
Empty SpaceI encourage my clients not to fill ever square inch of wall space with storage and cabinetry. I'll typically use the cooking area to establish a sense of free space and a little interest in patterning the tile.
Skylights EverywhereInstalling three skylights is marginally more difficult that installing two. The space demanded three, two over the working space and one over the eating space. What was once a small and closed and dark kitchen, is now a spectacular environment to cook, eat and interact with others.
Lights, Action, Skylights!Sunlight renovates the spirit.
Removing the Bottom ChordPutting skylights in this kitchen was a huge challenge; the architect said it couldn't be done. Removing the bottom chord of the roof truss needed to be examined using statics analysis, something I was trained for in school. I took my preliminary calculations to Structron Engineering and we arrived at a solution: add joists!
Pass-Through to WindowI installed to small recessed lights over the window to create an interesting pattern of conics, and illuminating the sink below.
Pass-ThroughTwo recessed lights over the pass-through illuminate the counter below and mirror the two lights over the window directly behind the viewer.
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