What Houzz contributors are saying:
If I’m looking to hire a lighting designer, where do I start?“Search online, check out sites such as Houzz, and [ask for] recommendations,” Sian says. “Look for a lighting designer who has a lot of experience in the same type of project as yours.”It can also be good to look at designers who’ve worked on larger projects, Neil says, “and remember that individual designers don’t always have the time to update websites, but most will have images of their designs they can send to you if you ask.”Recommendations are crucial, Toria says. “Search residential lighting design in your area. Good lighting designers can be found via local personal recommendations.”
5. Cut-out for chimney duct in the external wallThere should be a 6-inch-wide circular cut-out in the external wall for the chimney duct. This cut-out should be made on the external wall at a height of 7 feet from floor level or above the window-lintel level.In case there is no pre-existing circular cut-out in the kitchen, then try to give the contract to the chimney installer to make the hole in the correct position of the external wall for installation of the chimney. Another way to deal with such a situation could be by using the cut-out or position of the external exhaust fan for passing the chimney pipe through it.For all those who live in buildings or rented apartments with restrictions that won’t allow them to create a cut-out in the external wall, a ductless model is the only option.
5. A subtle earthThere is nothing quite like letting a warm, earthy colour create a homely feel in a contemporary space. Unpolished brown tiles with Moroccan mosaic inlays provide a soft fringe to the clean-lined, solid-tone kitchen of this Mumbai home. Ingenious thinking by Violet design!