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  •  I settled for divided lights on my inside doors. (15+ / 0-)

    This is the door into my office in my current house.

    I had a similar one in my last house and because the main floor had 9-foot ceilings (and an 18 foot high open area) I added a direct set light over the door.

    In that house, the builder provided the faux grills and we chose to only use them on the top of the windows. It did not look too bad but it helps to have a nice view to distract you:

    Now I have spent too much time talking about windows and houses and I have to go. I could do this all day long!

    Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

    by JanF on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 09:01:42 AM PST

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    •  Those aren't bad. (10+ / 0-)

      The ones inside the glass are the true offenders.

      Isn't the light over the door called a transom?

      My place has 8 foot ceilings, which I never noticed at first. Most places this age have 9 or 10 foot ceilings. I didn't notice because it's so open and has tons of big windows (two 9 foot wide ones like the one in the picture above and two smaller ones) and the previous owner knocked out the wall to the stairs and added a railing and a skylight. It was when I tried to put a hanging lamp over the dining table that I finally noticed how low the ceiling was. The hanging lamp increased the low ceiling effect so I switched to a more flush fixture.

      Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

      by Floja Roja on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 09:50:21 AM PST

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      •  Yes! Transoms!! (8+ / 0-)

        I couldn't remember the word and it was driving me crazy. The reason that "direct set" came to mind is because what I really wanted there was one of those windows like over the old school rooms ... ones that cranked open. But the builder had to work within his window company's catalog and the only thing he could offer was a truly hideous awning type window. So we settled for a direct set that the finish carpenter framed in.

        Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

        by JanF on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:40:57 AM PST

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