What are some simple ways to improve the lighting in a master bath?
I consult and work in the master bath more than any other room in the house. Often the builder has only installed 6-inch recessed cans over the sink area. This creates deep shadows on the face, strains the eye, and makes simple tasks like applying makeup difficult. I recommend that at least two or three lighting techniques be used in conjunction with one another. Sconces placed on either side of the mirror, plus a down light on the sink or surface area is a great start. Also, general lighting, like a chandelier or recessed cans, can be utilized simultaneously. Consider “sprucing up” the sink space by replacing recessed cans with pendants. Using Tech Lighting’s recessed can adapter makes adding pendants simple.
How can I efficiently clean and maintain my current lighting?
Dust can accumulate quickly on light bulbs, causing them to look dim and hold extra heat. Using a soft rag with bit of window cleaner will return exposed-style bulb to their former sparkle. I also suggest that when it is time to replace light bulbs, take the opportunity to upgrade to a more energy efficient, quality LED light bulb. Not only will it make your home feel better, you will also save on your energy bill, and be living a more “green” life!
What is the best way to deal with a rusty, warped outdoor lanai ceiling fan?
Replace it! There are many beautiful exterior ceiling fans available for any budget. Be sure that the fan you choose is rated for wet weather, manufactured with stainless steel hardware, and has ABS plastic blades.
Lighting Design by Lynne Stambouly
Photography by Giovanni Photography