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Kitchen Lighting : How to light your kitchen

More than the heart of your home, your kitchen is the one space where every aspect of life happens.  Chatting with friends and family, kids doing homework, organising the details of your life – and of course, cooking your meals.  With the right lighting, your kitchen becomes more than just a functional area in your home, it becomes the central hub for your lifestyle.

Kitchen Lighting Tips….

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Lighting Design in a Passive House - the future of Sustainable Housing

At MINT the key focus in our lighting design for a passive house - is to minimise energy consumption throughout the home….this is achieved by effective selection of LED luminaires [light fittings], and by avoiding downlights and recessed lighting - WHY’s that?…so as not to impact on the building envelope and reduce the thermal integrity of the home.

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Creative and thoughtful lighting in Australian homes - an interview with residential lighting designer Adele Locke

Adele Locke, founder of MINT Lighting Design is changing the way people consider illumination for their next residential projects. Working directly with the homeowners, builders or architects and interior designers, she is transforming the way light is treated in our homes. We caught up with her recently to find out more about her game changing work.

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How early should you organise and order LIGHT fittings for a home installation?

Organising the supply chain for any kind of build can be a complex and mystifying process, especially if you are managing it yourself. Leaving purchasing of lighting or any other item to the last minute can have massive impacts on your on-site progress, often resulting in cost blow-outs as trades overlap and missing elements prevent final completion.

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MINT - Townhouse Lighting Project

Creating two completely unique lighting solutions to mirror image townhouses, gave the MINT team a fantastic opportunity to explore the variety of lighting solutions that bring that special WOW factor to any home.

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MINT makes great Lighting Design accessible to everyone - for any size or shape home

MINT has been collaborating with Hallbury Homes for the last 12 months to bring our beautiful and unique approach to lighting design to their bespoke luxury builds.
We’re bringing transformational light to homes of all shapes and sizes, changing Australian Homes for good.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall LIGHT me up so I can see ALL - Bathroom Lighting Design

The notion of perfect mirror lighting is really quite simple - you need to have the light BETWEEN your face and the mirror to chase those shadows away and let you see yourself in all your glory! But how you achieve that is the bigger question?

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Lighting a Walk-in Wardrobe or Closet

Lighting a walk-in robe or closet tips, advice and solutions - Imagine being able to turn on lighting in your walk-in wardrobe or closet and see everything perfectly - colours and textures in your clothes, and then walk over to the perfectly lit mirror and check out your outfit in perfect light, that throws no shadows.

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Lighting a Modern Fireplace in your Home

The questions when lighting a "living breathing" feature like a fire, are - do we light the fire surround? Add decorative features above the fire? create drama with texture? or allow the fire to take centre stage and hide all of the general lighting in the room away into the architecture?

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Tips and Trends to getting the Best Lighting Plan for your HOME

OK so, the first step is to get involved with the lighting selection and not leave it for the last minute so your only choice is cheap downlights....the next step is to review current trends and advances in lighting TECHNOLOGY and figure out if they add value to your life and your home.

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Australian Bathroom Lighting requirements, ZONES and IP ratings

Bathrooms have ZONES in the Australian Standards, which tell us what lighting can and can’t be used within certain distances of water sources.  There are 3 zones – and each one has different requirements. 

Here’s the snapshot breakdown of your lighting ZONES and what lighting can live in them…

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