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Highline Architecture Ltd

We always remind our clients to think carefully about this in advance. It's so important to consider where you would need sockets and switches, and also to ensure you have enough in the right places. These days USB sockets are so important to incorporate too. Lighting makes such a big difference to a space, we always encourage our clients to not go overboard with spot lights (unless dimmable), and to ensure they have a number of different light sources to allow for mood lighting or specific areas that require extra lighting, ie Kitchen worktops etc.

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Anthony Michael Knowles

This response is to Mandy Carmichael's comments - both your architects and electrician should have walked you through your extension and asked you where you would like certain items, such as TV etc. It is almost incomprehensible in this day and age to pay an architect and not get this as part of the service. You have my commiserations and I only hope that the end result was not disappointing.

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A good, information-rich article, thanks.
I'd caution the use of too much outdoor lighting (as in that hard landscape design in the last image). It's very bad for wildlife.


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