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due to lot orientation and proportion, we needed to find a way to get more light into the house, specifically during the middle of the day. the solution that we came up with was the location of the stairs along the long south property line, combined with the glass railing, skylights, and some windows into the stair well. we allowed the stairs to project through the glass as thought the glass had sliced through the steps.

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Preeti Singh added this to How to Design With Light13 Aug 2019

7. Decorative lighting can be used to highlight architectural featuresWithout the additional lighting here, it’s just a nice wooden staircase. The recessed lights under each step amplifies the depth of each step.

Jennifer Louise Ebert added this to How to Use Hidden Lights17 Aug 2018

Tread lightly on the stairsThis genius staircase has very thin strip lights under each tread, creating enough light to illuminate the whole area without dazzling the eyes – crucial if a late-night jaunt downstairs is a possibility. The clear glass baluster makes the most of the glow, allowing it to spread through the space.These lighting pieces bring shine to the staircase area

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ID12 FL19 Nicole Palmer added this to Technology in Design3 Nov 2019

3) I love how all these steps have a little light in the toe kick.

lauriwils added this to Townhouse General Finishes28 Sep 2019

I like these stairs but might be too costly?

S. Petersen added this to lighting28 Sep 2019

lighting for stairs from the garage?

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