Category Archives: Design and aesthetics

Lighting adequacy calculator

“How many light fixtures will I need for this room, to ensure sufficient lighting?” Interior designers notoriously ignore this question. …

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Ventilation adequacy in residential kitchens

Vent hoods are often an afterthought in kitchen renovation projects — the last appliance selected by homeowners.   However, vent hoods …

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Fabric yardage for custom lampshades

Custom lampshade makers typically require designers to provide substantially more fabric yardage than is actually necessary.  This is result of …

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Ellipse perimeter

Ellipses are far more aesthetically pleasing than “racetrack”-shaped tables. They also have fascinating — and somewhat complicated — geometry. I …

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