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Daytime Views, Solar Heating, And Connection

When it comes to interior lighting, our basic philosophy is to maximize the amount of daylighting and then supplement with unobtrusive artificial lighting. This is true both for lighting new construction and historic home renovations.

Maximizing natural lighting starts with the initial planning process. Where you place walls, doors, and interior and exterior windows determines how much daylighting penetrates a space.

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How to Minimize Fire Risk with Smart Design

I wanted to write this blog post to pass along information for people about architectural design choices that could help to minimize fire risk.

I’m not saying that homes in the direct path of a wildfire would be spared with these kinds of measures, but there are instances when preventive measures can make a difference. Though fire is scary and unpredictable, there are considerations and steps you can take that, depending on the circumstances, can lower the chances of fire damage.

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