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Vaulted Ceilings – Make Your Room Feel More Spacious

Vaulted Ceiling with Skylights

Vaulted Ceiling with Skylights

Have you ever considered a vaulted ceiling for your home? Vaulted ceilings have historically been a sign of wealth and luxury. According to About.com, “The vaulted ceiling has had its major ups and downs in terms of the love or hatred directed at it by homeowners, builders, architects, and designers. Sometimes known as a cathedral ceiling, one of its major pitfalls that it is a notorious energy-waster. On the good side, these types of ceilings look good and provide a lot of light inside a house.” Not only can they make a room feel more luxurious, vaulted ceilings can also make a room feel more open and spacious as you can see in our recent Saratoga remodeling project. (more…)

October 23, 2012

Stylize your Solatube with Fixtures

Solatube Decorative FixturesAs we’ve shared before, one of our favorite ways to light a home is the Solatube Daylighting System. Did you know there are options beyond the standard fixtures, though?

We’re excited that Solatube now has options that look more like standard light fixtures, which allows homeowners to pick a style that goes with the overall design of their house. Sunlight Concepts now carries six different fixtures, from clean, contemporary designs to chic shades and more, in addition to four different effect lenses you can choose. These effect lenses adjust the light and give you the options to either soften or warm the light color. Their site showcases all these options and more. (more…)

July 5, 2012

Home Lighting: 3 Ways to Make It Brighter

Kitchen with solar tubesA bright room can help a home feel open and alive. One change a lot of homeowners want to make during their remodel is the addition of more light throughout their house. Depending on the space available, there are a few practical ways we like to recommend:

  1. Skylights – As we’ve mentioned before, skylights can add a sophisticated architectural element to a room. (more…)

March 29, 2012

Install a Solatube Daylighting System to Brighten Your Home

Sun tunnelHow do you light the rooms in your home? A Solatube Daylighting System is one functional design option to consider, especially if you have a tight area in which a standard skylight isn’t an option.

What is a Solatube Daylighting System? This eco-friendly, maintenance-free solar tube captures light through a dome on the roof and channels it into the home through an internal reflective system.

Here at CAGE Design Build, we work with Sunlight Concepts when clients want a Solatube Daylighting System. More efficient than a traditional drywall skylight shaft, the Solatube fits between rafters and can be installed without structural modification. On the ceiling inside the home, a diffuser spreads the light evenly throughout the room. (more…)

1 Comment June 2, 2011

Add Function & Style with a Skylight

Have you ever considered installing a skylight in your home? This can be a useful addition to a room that provides function in addition to a sophisticated architectural element to a room. The skylight installed at one of our projects below, for example, features recessed rope lighting for ambiance.
Dining room with skylight

There are a wide variety of benefits to skylights, including:

  • Significantly reduced energy costs.
  • A sophisticated architectural element to a room.
  • Maximized natural, better quality light inside your home.
  • A tax credit through 2016.
  • Visibility of the night sky without venturing outside.
  • Additional ventilation. (more…)

March 15, 2011


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