Natural light strategies

The way that daylight enters a room establishes the character of the space. Here are four ideas to adapt.



A bank of glass-fronted cabinets becomes a see-through divider between the kitchen and breakfast nook.
 
The pass-through connects the kitchen and great room, allowing each to borrow light from the other.
 
The large opening beside the platform tub brings daylight into a shower.
 
Blue-and-white drapes, fashioned from sheer and solid fabric panels, soften the guest room’s bay window.


Photos: Thomas J. Story