Wednesday, March 28, 2012

UV Shades to Keep out the Sun

As you have seen, our kitchen gets a lot of sun. With our exposure, south and west, the sunlight pours in, especially in the afternoons. With all the white, it can get a little glare-y.


Imagine you are standing next to the windows.

Now look up.



Those pockets, or soffits, if you want the correct architectural term, house automatic UV shades. That means when it gets too sunny I can flip a switch and the shades descend to temper the harsh daylight.



Much better.



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17 comments:

Megan said...

Looks like you thought of EVERYTHING!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Holy cow... that is awesome!

Gina said...

Wow. You thought of everything! I guess great architects do. ;)

Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen said...

That is really neat...and totally beats wearing sunglasses just to fix yourself a sandwich!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Yep! A real must-have. All the light is great, until it's blinding you! LOL. Great that you don't lose the view with that choice =)

Candice Moretti said...

Fantastic idea and you can still have a view!

Andrea said...

What a great idea! I love that they hide away that way. Brilliant!

Emily said...

Super cool!

Bliss said...

So tell me true, when you first got them did you open and close them just for fun?

~Bliss~

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I can't get over how amazing your house and kitchen are! That is so cool!

momto8 said...

thanks for this information..youe place is fabulous!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Can you go back to spray paint posts because you are making me totally jealous over your kitchen :)

Ashley @ The Latest Find said...

What a great feature for the kitchen! Love it. =)

Dawn @ Making Home said...

How awesome is that !

Ruth said...

Those are awesome. A great idea. I love that they are tucked away out of sight until you need them.
Ruth

Kelli said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it! Your kitchen looks beautiful!

MaryBeth said...

This is exactly what I have been trying to get my shade guy and contractor to do for me but they don't get it. Thanks now I can show them this post!

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