But another problem arises: you will get permission, and then what? A room without a window looks like a gloomy closet: I really don’t want to use it as a living room, bedroom or study. Yes and there is no ventilation in a room without windows. What to do?
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Thinking over the design of a room without windows, ptry to add as many light sources as possible – this will make it appear much lighter and more spacious. This can be achieved in various ways. Your task is not to hang a more powerful chandelier, but to imitate daylight. To do this, you need to install small lamps that give diffused light (and the lamps themselves should not be in sight when the light is on), creating the appearance of daylight streaming from the window from above. Luminaires can be placed both on the ceiling and installed in special niches. Most importantly, they should not resemble familiar light sources. According to the light temperature, the bulbs should correspond to neutral white (daylight) light.
Advice: If there are a lot of cabinet furniture (cabinets) in the room, try to place LED strips between them: among other things, such lighting will make the interior items “lighter and more airy”.
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2. Window openings
A room without a window will become brighter if cut through an additional window in one of the interior walls. Of course, such a window will not face the street, but it will allow daylight from the next room to enter the room.
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If a window opening in the wall seems too radical and violates the boundaries of personal space, then a transom can be an excellent alternative. A transom is a small window between rooms under the ceiling, which also serves as an additional source of light. In the planning of Soviet apartments, transoms were often installed in the wall separating the kitchen and the bathroom.
4. Paintings and wallpaper
Wall murals or a beautiful landscape in a large painting, especially in a white frame, will become a so-called “window to nature”. And panoramic paintings (for example, with the image of an open window overlooking the lawn) are completely the prototype of a real window.
And also full-folding partitions instead of a wall is another well-known trick. On the one hand, such a partition allows you to create a separate, isolated room, on the other, if you wish, the panel can be pushed apart and let daylight penetrate into every corner of the room.
Fact: The presence of a partition is especially important if it is required to coordinate the combination of a living room and a kitchen with a gas stove. In a situation where the combined studio space also flows into the bedroom, the partition that “reveals” the space and creates privacy becomes simply irreplaceable.
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So that the absence of a window is not too conspicuous, you can create the illusion of its presence in the room. For example, using a large mirror. Another way to visually enlarge a room is to decorate the ceiling or wall with a beveled or sandblasted mirror.
Traditionally, there are a lot of questions to him – a frame with a light box on the wall sometimes looks a little “fake”. Slightly less striking are window-shaped mirrors in places where they are not expected.
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Only those who have not read anything about home improvement do not know about their ability to “expand” the space. This is achieved due to the fact that the white color does not absorb, but, on the contrary, reflects the rays of light (including artificial). So for the ceiling in a room without windows, it is definitely best to use white. For walls and furniture – of your choice, but light shades are preferable. Add brightness to the decor with the help of accessories.
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Perfectly create the appearance of a window. Drape one of the walls – for example, behind the back of a sofa or bed. There are two windows in the project in the photo: small ones at the corners of the bed – but it seems that one is huge.
- Forced ventilation
Lack of ventilation provokes high humidity, mold and mildew. Therefore, in a room without a window, it is important to make artificial (supply) ventilation instead of natural. For ventilation of small rooms it is recommended to use a supply unit. It is a compact system where all the components are assembled in one monoblock (noise-insulated housing). In order to understand what kind of air exchange is suitable for the room, you need to multiply the area of the room by its height and double the resulting value – this way you will understand how many cubic meters should get into the room every hour.
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One of the simplest ways to solve the problem of air exchange in a room is to install an airgiver (ventilator). It is a wall-mounted supply unit installed inside the apartment. Airgivers do an excellent job with their main function and do not spoil the interior of the room. A neat decorative grille is installed on the facade of the building: it protects the device from moisture and insects. Air from the street is taken through an insulated air duct in the wall, which, before entering the room, goes through several stages of cleaning and heating.
It is recommended to install one airgiver per room – in this case, ventilation will be as efficient as possible. It is advisable to place the airgiver above the floor itself: when the device is at the bottom, it captures all layers of air and thus provides better convection. The airgiver installation process will take 1-2 hours on average. Installation includes the following steps: preparation of a place for installing the device, creating a small hole in the wall with a diameter of 100 to 135 mm, inserting a heat-insulated air duct into the hole. After that, the hole is closed with a decorative grill from the outside. The airgiver is hung on a hole inside the room and connected to the network.
- Air conditioning
An air conditioner in a windowless room is a great companion to an Airgiver. Aerogivers do not cool the air, but only provide an inflow of fresh clean air from the street, heated in cold weather to a predetermined temperature. Some apartment owners believe that if you have a good air conditioner, you can do without an airgiver. However, this is not the case. The air conditioner does not take air from the outside: it recirculates and cools the indoor air in the room. For this reason, in the absence of an airgiver, the air conditioner will drive polluted stagnant air. And only working in pairs, these devices will give an ideal result: the air conditioner will provide the apartment with fresh and clean air supplied by the airgiver.
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