Creepy School Basement
Ah … the basement! This home area is generally given the least attention in terms of overall design, function, and livability. That is, unless you have or plan to change the basement area into a family room or recreation that really becomes part of the overall useful living space at home. Basements are basically very similar to dark areas because they are below ground and have few windows and these windows are often guarded or half the windows are often inside the window wells, thereby reducing the availability of outside light. As a result, the main problem, but rarely considered, is the security factor resulting from navigation around a dimly lit area, especially if it is equipped with storage or other household items that are not generally used very often. One of the first steps to consider in improving natural lighting in the basement area is to clean up shrubs or other plants or obstacles in close or adjacent light to the underground windows. This simple step can help improve the natural lighting downstairs.
If you can zoom in or even add a window in the dungeon, it will also help a lot, but for many people, this involves considerable costs that may end up at the very bottom of the list of projects that need to be funded. Traditional lighting in the basement usually consists of cheap lighting, practical and “just taste”. How many basements can you think of that are equipped with bare incandescent lights or long tube fluorescent fixtures. While this option may be cheap and functional, they certainly do not make the basement as a very inviting place to spend time involving recreation or recreation. Your first consideration needs basement basement, can and / or will be used. If you have a limited upstairs living room, you may want to think about turning the basement into a recreational area or recreation area. On rainy summer days during school holidays, it might be fun having a place for children to play away from the main living room and that offer privacy and freedom to you and them not to miss each other.
Let’s say you want to turn your basement into a recreation area with home theater. The combination of paths and hidden lighting may be just the ticket. Installing the dimmer switch also lets you turn off the light while watching a movie. If you want all or part of the basement area to be a playroom, you can consider bright and cheerful light fixtures that are “safe for children” so that active children are not at risk of safety from damaged light bulbs, etc. If reading or talking or doing crafts is the choice you consider, you can choose energy saving lamps that provide a good color balance. A wide range of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are available that will work in table and floor lamps and ceiling fixtures. Since you are disconnected from the natural sunlight in the crypt, you should give serious consideration to the full spectrum lights (formerly known as the multilevel lights) that simulate natural sunlight and usually provide a warm feeling of comfort. to those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
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Creepy School Basement
Track lighting is not expensive and attractive and can be used anywhere. It can provide ambient and accent lighting and is very easy to install. The unfinished basement has an open ceiling that lends itself to running a new power source to some of the basements and then cover it with an attractive tile ceiling that can almost be installed by DIY. A word of warning: if your ceiling is 7 feet or lower, track lighting may not be the right choice to consider because 6+ footers risk colliding and / or have glare that shines directly into their eyes. Spotlights are an alternative to consider if you have a low ceiling. If you are considering this, try to avoid the rough appearance normally produced from neon fixtures. Instead, you can choose an illuminated type of incandescent lighting that can be a spot or a spotlight. If you use a dimmer switch with this lamp, you may find it very interesting. Remember that you are dealing with older and less energy-efficient technologies when you use incandescent lights, but sometimes this is the only practical consideration when you are faced with a low ceiling.
Here are some other small considerations to keep in mind when thinking of underground lighting: you need additional resources installed in your circuit box. Consult a qualified licensed electrician once you have the lighting plan you describe and if you think you need to upgrade, pay close attention to their suggestions and ask them to take care of them. Taking the risk of using insufficient power feeds for your new lighting arrangements is not at all comparable with the problem and the ultimate additional cost of doing “cutting” and upgrading. If your basement is cut off by a wall, consider replacing any solid wall. with a glass block that allows the light to shine. Make sure you have a button at the top of the ladder that turns on the main basement light. Many previous homes do not care about this and the danger of walking on a non-dark staircase is not worth the minimal cost to install a switch at the top of the stairs. You might also consider a button at the bottom of the ladder that turns off this light.
If you will not turn the basement into a full living room and will have some concrete walls remaining, consider blinds in a number of places with accent lighting behind or near the curtains. Finally, to make your basement a more inviting area, you may want to consider replacing traditional solid wood doors at the top of the stairs with glass doors. This not only allows extra light into the dungeon, they give the visitor the impression that the basement is really part of the rest of the house. Improved lighting installation in the basement can be a daunting task because most basements, especially in old homes, are not intended to be residential areas and consequently designed to function at a minimum. Be creative. Look at home and garden magazines and on the Internet for ideas and if you are a social creature, visit friends and neighbors who have done a nice basement settlement renovation.
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