: Hi, finishing our basement and we would like to put in a "fake window",
: a recessed section of the wall with lighting behind it, a diffuser, and
: blinds over it.
: I wonder if anyone has done this or seen this done before and has ideas on
: constructing it. I am thinking of two flourescent lights, a diffuser
: so that the light is relatively uniform, and some blinds or shades over
: What are some things I need to consider such that this is done up to code
: and does not pose a fire risk? I am thinking that of the 100W or so used
: the lights, the vast majority of it will be dissipated as heat since these
: things will really not throw off that much light.
: Thanks T.
Home Depot has decorative window film... Our neighbors across the street
utilized the 'Clouds' on their garage door windows... backlighting something
like this would be attractive (IMO)... Other styles are available...
Couple of URL's to get you going
Each 2'x3' sheet runs about $20.00 -
"Self-adhering. Provides privacy. Trim to fit, apply in minutes. Illuminated
by daylight or room light. Easily removed, no adhesives."
Don't discount those wallpaper wall murals, available in a wide variety of
sizes and pictures. We utilized a 'Mediterranean' mural, bordered by faux
columns and arches in our small master bedroom.
Is unfortunately the only pic I have online. You can see the mural on the
left side. Columns and arches accent both the mural and window... Photo
taken near the end of the room redo. If anyone desires to see pics of the
finished room (window treatment, wall decoration, etc) email me at
prayfamily at sbcglobal dot net...
I know I didn't answer your safety related issues.