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Electrical Appliances for the Home

Electric Fires: These may be used as a complete system of house heating or as occasional sources of heat to supplement other types of heating. Fires are available ranging from small single element types to electric radiators and convector heaters. … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make a Lamp Base

Making a Lamp Base With a little ingenuity, you can improvise your own table lamps from a variety of containers, provided that whatever you choose is sturdy enough to support a bulb-holder and shade. Old bottles, narrow-necked jugs, interesting vases … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Putting Up Lighting Track

Tracks and Wiring Putting Up Track A spotlight track is electrified along its entire length so that a series of lights can be fitted. The tracks come complete with mounting clips and are in plastic or metal. There are basic … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Fitting Downlights

How to Fit Downlights Downlights are not difficult to fit, assuming there is a power source nearby — there is no need to remove floorboards and to work from above, nor do you have to remove an entire section of … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Successful Interior Design: Types of Lights

Ceiling Lights An overhead fixture — either a pendant or one or more ceiling-mounted lights — is one of the commonest ways of providing general lighting. Used on its own, however, overhead lighting can distinctly lack subtlety, be rather obtrusive … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Lighting in the Home

LIGHTING Domestic lighting fulfils a number of functions in the interior. In practical terms, it is a supplement or substitute for natural daylight activities, enabling ordinary tasks to be performed safely; it can provide additional brightness in a work area … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by admin
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Directional Lighting in the Home

Directional Lighting Accent Lighting Accent lighting creates focal points, emphasizes paintings, plants, flower arrangements and ornaments, and can be used to add interesting drama to a room. The sort of fixtures to employ for this sort of highlighting are the … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by admin
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Room Lighting

Lighting a Room Room lighting can be divided into three distinct types: • general or background lighting • task or local lighting • accent or decorative lighting Ideally, every room should have a combination — to a greater or lesser … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by admin
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Elements of Design: Light

LIGHT Good light and good lighting — the one natural and the other man-made — are as essential to the success of a room as they are to sight, and yet, curiously, they are often the least planned, the least … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by admin
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Arranging Service Amenities Before Making Home Alterations

Getting the Services in Order Any alterations or improvements to services or utilities like electricity, gas, plumbing, heating, television, cable, telephone and air conditioning should definitely be done before any decoration is started. Having to add pipes and wires after … Continue reading

30. May 2011 by admin
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