1. TIPS FOR LIGHTING OUTDOOR KITCHENS

    Indoor-outdoor living is more than just a trend- it's become a lifestyle. Many homeowners are choosing to bring the functionality of their inside kitchen to their outdoor space so that they can enjoy the luxury of cooking and dining in the open air. A well-designed outdoor kitchen will add value to a home and extend the length of the outdoor cooking season. It can be as simple as placing counterto…Read More

  2. THREE STAND-OUT 2019 LIGHTING TRENDS

    From new finishes to new inspirations, to products that typically aren't even considered to be lighting, there are many notable design trends in today’s lighting market. Here’s a roundup of three notable trends that are “in” for 2019 and beyond. Trend One: Brutalist Lighting First of all, what is Brutalism? A step beyond industrial, Brutalism was coined as a design period after World War I…Read More

  3. TREND ALERT: MIXED-METAL ACCENTS TO LIGHT EVERY ROOM

    The days of matching the same metal color for lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing are over. Today, designers and homeowners are getting creative and letting their personal style shine with mixed metals. Although this may seem complicated, there is a simple recipe for successfully mixing metals: pick a dominant metal finish for the room and coordinate accent metals with that. Try for a 70/30 ra…Read More

  4. ADVANTAGES OF USING LEDS Do they really last ten years?

    Although LED technology is commonplace today, confusion still arises for the home user when it comes choosing LEDs over traditional light bulbs. When faced with the question of whether or not to switch to LEDs, consider that though more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, LEDs have myriad advantages over traditional incandescent bulbs. LEDs last 10-20 years in home applications and can …Read More

  5. KITCHEN LIGHTING TIPS TO ACHIEVE FUNCTION AND STYLE

    Today’s kitchens are more than just a place to prepare food, they are gathering spaces for family and friends, serving different purposes throughout the day. The growing popularity of open-concept homes have also made kitchens the center of the living space, opening up to family rooms, dining rooms, entryways and more. Therefore, achieving ultimate style and functionality in the kitchen is more …Read More

  6. ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR LIGHTING YOUR LIVING ROOM

    Your living room is likely one of the most frequently used rooms in your home. From relaxing with family and friends, to watching television, to reading a good book, this room serves many purposes, and proper lighting is key to making your space multi-functional. As with every room in the home, layers of light are crucial. To get the most use and enjoyment in your living area, be sure it has all t…Read More

  7. ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR CRYSTAL Add Sparkle to Every Room in Your Home

    The holidays are upon us, which means sparkling, shimmering lights are all around. While these beautiful lights and holiday decorations bring warmth and glow to the season, they can leave your normal home decor seeming lackluster in comparison. If you’re looking to add a little glamour to your house that can last all year long, consider a beautiful crystal chandelier. Crystal chandeliers are no …Read More

  8. KEY MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPING FOR LIGHTING

    Purchasing lighting for a home is an exciting experience. Lighting is the finishing touch to a room’s design, the element that changes the mood of the room and gives life to the space. There are many options for home lighting, and it can be intimidating to think about making the right decisions for each room. However, local lighting showrooms are here to help with design inspiration, lessons on …Read More

  9. LEARN LIGHTING LINGO

    From elegant chandeliers to simple modern pieces, lighting has evolved from being a way to brighten a dark space to becoming a decorative statement for the home. Whether redecorating or building a brand-new house, making the proper lighting choices will add function, personality and a special flair to any room. No matter which room or what type of space, there are many choices and options availabl…Read More

  10. HOW THE RIGHT LIGHT BULB CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

    With the rise in popularity of LED light bulbs, you’ve likely heard talk of energy savings and lighting. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average household dedicates roughly 5 percent of its energy budget to lighting. Therefore, making the switch to energy-efficient light bulbs is one of the fastest and easiest ways to cut back on your energy consumption. This begs the question, wh…Read More