The Light Internal

Natural light plays a big role in current design. But why stop at exterior windows? Find the light within by using opaque glass panels. See how the following Remodeling Design Award Winners reap the benefits– diffused natural light, privacy and noise containment–of opaque glass. 

Skyhaus: 2015 RDA Winner

The opaque glass beneath the kitchen cabinets in this San Francisco kitchen by Aidlin Darling Design, draws light from a nearby skylight while delineating the kitchen from an interior garden atrium.  

Aperture: 2014 RDA Winner

In this Washington, D.C., basement flat, Kube Architecture used an opaque sliding glass door for privacy between a bathroom and stairwell. 

Sky Loft: 2015 RDA Winner

Why waste the natural daylight from this Washington, D.C., loft’s central skylight? For this bathroom, KUBE Architecture used opaque glass panels for privacy and light. 

Appleberry Drive Residence

An interior translucent panel between the kitchen and living room in this Eichler home remodeled by Building Lab in San Rafael, Calif., helps connect the two rooms while drawing in additional light and keeping kitchen noise at bay. 

Light Loft: 2014 RDA Winner

A “light shelf” reflects light laterally through the surrounding space in this San Francisco remodel done by Aidlin Darling Design.

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