2) Do you have any ideas for lighting basement apartments with windows solely exposed to the airshaft? I like natural light... can it be mimicked? Thanks, MeriYes, yes, yes. While it will increase your electric bill, we find that even sunny apartments we visit are underlit, and we strongly suggest more lighting every time.
1. Indirect light and low light is best for adding light and energy to a space. Turn off the overhead, and use table lamps for general illumination, uplights to illuminate walls, and use closet lights to open up these dark spaces.
2. Try full spectrum light bulbs. We use them all over, but sometimes find they can cast a cool glow, so we mix them up with halogens and regular bulbs too.
3. If waking up is a problem, put some of your lights on a timer. We have plants with plant lights in our bedroom and these go on every morning at 6am. It's nice.
Anyone else? MGR
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