Randall Whitehead takes a look at how homeowners are
investing the equity into their existing homes rather than
moving to larger residences. Skyrocking real estate prices
and the ready cash available through home equity
lines of credit have created a burgeoning market for
designers who are proficient with remodel projects.
Installing new lighting or upgrading older lighting does not
have to be the complicated mess it was in the 1970's.
Join Randall on an informative and sometimes humorous visual
tour of success stories and design disasters on remodel
projects from all over the country. You will come away with a new
understanding of the tools and products available today
that help make remodel projects more like dreams than nightmares
for both designers and clients.
CEU: 0.1 Course #7687
Length of Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor: Randall Whitehead, IALD, ASID Affiliate
Text: Lighten Up!, A
Practical Guide to Residential Lighting, by Randall
Whitehead. Available through Bookmasters 1-800-247-6553 or online at Atlas Books. Mr. Whitehead will offer
books for sale on the day of the seminar.
Fee: For fee information, contact Anita Synovec at 415-626-1277 or email@example.com.
Handout Materials: Masters will be emailed to
the host organization. The approximate cost per attendee
Equipment: Power Point Projection - LCD projector (3,500 lumens), laptop compatible w/LCD projector, infrared remote pointer, screen, lavaliere microphone for groups larger than 40 people.
Attendees will gain a more complete
understanding of how to incorporate today's lighting
technology into remodel projects where little lighting
or electricity exists. Sometimes designers can improve
overall illumination by replacing lamps (light
bulbs) with color-corrected or higher lumen
output versions. They can often retrofit existing
luminaires in order to create directional low voltage
fixtures from existing line voltage recessed fixtures.
Also, they can install dimmers or four-scene preset dimming
systems to provide a variety of light levels.
Often potential clients are frightened by the prospect of
a remodel project. While disruptions will occur, there
are a great number of lighting fixtures made especially
for remodel projects that can reduce remodeling stress. These fixtures
require little or no replastering or
repainting. Participants will learn what
products are available and what special tools are need
to do the job in the least invasive way.
Lighting technology moves very quickly. Even a design
professionals who have been out of school for only five years
can be uniformed about new lighting products and technology.
This course will provide a clear
understanding of new techniques and products available
and will help attendees create more effective and
dramatic designs in remodel projects.