The desk area includes a custom, floating glass desk that is illuminated with LED tape lighting. Large floating shelves provide space for storage and display, and help tie together the kitchen and sitting area.
Along one wall of this living room, a 1-1/2-inch thick textured amber glass desk is cantilevered on one end, supported by a unique cable system that allows for adjustments/tightening over time. It is backlit by recessed warm LED tape lighting for nighttime ambient lighting in the room.
A wall of glass tile in warm tones of olive green, orange, brown and gold creates a striking backdrop to the bar area. Custom wood shelves are lit by LED tape lighting, while Shaker-style cabinetry is used to create a wet bar for this man cave media room.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement. It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach. This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler. Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.
Try something new this year with a space-saving, alternative Christmas tree that can even display cards from friends and family. You'll need: 4x8-foot sheet of luan; latex paint or water-based stain; staining pad (if using stain); drill; 1/2-inch paddle bit; colored craft string; upholstery tacks or push pins; 6-foot strand of 12-gauge wire; tennis ball; picture nail; hammer; battery-operated LED twinkle lights; duct tape in metallic finish; scissors; chalk.