Hello, I am Yamada, in charge of drawing.
Indirect lighting” reflects light on ceilings and walls to create beautiful light gradations.
Although less bright than direct light from lighting fixtures, the gentle and soft light creates a healing space.
This is the kind of spatial presentation that one always longs for when considering a new home.
It is best to let us know at the beginning if you wish to have indirect lighting, as it will be more beautifully integrated with the floor plan and design from the design stage!
What does “beautifully put together” mean? For those who are wondering, we would like to introduce some points to make it look beautiful, based on examples of construction!
(1) Pay attention to the location of equipment (ventilation openings, etc.) on ceilings and walls⚠
Which surface will be illuminated, such as a ceiling surface or a wall surface? Think once about the following.
Are there any ventilation openings, smoke detectors, or other equipment at that light?
The gleamingly illuminated fixtures become the stars of the space.
It is easy to think of lighting and equipment in isolation, but imagining how the entire space, from ceiling to floor, will be beautifully finished will make all the difference in the finished product!
↑Toilets must be carefully positioned for ventilation fans.
↑In the kitchen area, be careful of smoke detectors.
In this case, it is placed as close as possible to the kitchen side of the room to prevent light from hitting it.
↑All rooms have one thing in common: the location of the air conditioner.
In some cases, only an electrical outlet is provided first, even for those who will install it later.
In this case, the design will not be compromised if the outlet is placed in a location where the light from the light does not reach.
When I install an air conditioner in the future, I will say, “What the heck! I didn’t notice! I didn’t realize it!” When you install an air conditioner in the future, we recommend that you think about it carefully before you do so.
(2) Note the height of doors and windows⚠
Doors that are high to the ceiling give a sense of luxury, and large windows installed through the ceiling give a sense of spaciousness.
However, indirect lighting cannot be done because of it! What a shock!
Especially windows are installed at the beginning of construction, so even if you think later, “I want indirect lighting here! but it may be too late and you may have to give up in tears….
To avoid this, be sure to communicate your desire for indirect lighting from the design stage!
↑In both the upper and lower photos, the ceiling has been lowered for construction.
(3) When illuminating the floor, pay attention to the flooring material⚠
As a basic rule, indirect lighting is considered more beautiful when the lighting fixture is not visible.
When illuminating floor surfaces, it is easy to inadvertently reflect light fixtures on glossy floor coverings.
The reflection of light makes the fixtures look as if they were never there! Be careful with the entrance tile.
↑For flooring, use matte-textured flooring materials as much as possible.
If it is a bedroom, carpet is definitely recommended as it avoids reflections!
These are the three points we have mentioned above.
Ceilings, walls, floors, light fixtures, wiring, equipment, curtains, etc…. do you have an overall image of the space to make it look great?
RID HOUSE strives for such total coordination.
Our staff will give shape to your vague image and wishes.
Please feel free to contact us!