30 Jun '14, 12pm

Does the average American think that ductless minisplit fan-coil units are ugly? Peter Yost performs a survey.

Does the average American think that ductless minisplit fan-coil units are ugly? Peter Yost performs a survey.

The white wall (where the minisplit head is) needs to be a color other than white. A shallow bookcase or something else should "fill” the space below the head. Artwork could be used to “fill” the large blank space. (In fact, the owners do have a piece of art there, hung shortly after this photo was taken.) I like/don’t like the mix of color and age of the ceiling beams. I love the daylighting Use of sunlight for daytime lighting needs. Daylighting strategies include solar orientation of windows as well as the use of skylights, clerestory windows, solar tubes, reflective surfaces, and interior glazing to allow light to move through a structure. in this kitchen. The range hood is distracting and/or it is too high above the cooktop to work right. (There were way more mentions of the aesthetics of the range hood than of the minisplit head). Specific aesthetic responses were al...

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