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Free Webinar: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Exposure on Houzz

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Interior designers, homebuilders and other industry professionals are all using Houzz, the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design, to market their business. If you are unfamiliar with Houzz – or if you want to learn more on using it to market your business – we invite you to join us for a FREE webinar [...]

Trend Talk: In the Kitchen

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Kitchen Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling.

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We’re back with Trend Talk Tuesdays, and today we’re taking a closer look at trends influencing the heart of your home: the kitchen. Get the skinny on the looks, finishes and designs that will make up this year’s most on-trend kitchens. One-level workstations: Say good-bye to your high-low islands with a bar and counter at [...]

Back to Basics: Creating a lighting plan for your home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, lighting designs, renovations.

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Lighting greatly affects the mood, aesthetics and functionality of your living spaces. Your lighting layout should never be an afterthought or haphazard decision. This is true whether you are remodeling your current home or building a new one. Lighting design is all about creating a plan. Consider these steps when developing the perfect home lighting [...]

Trend Talk: Invigorating colors

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, remodeling, renovations.

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We’re excited to launch “Trend Talk Tuesdays” in which we bring you the latest and greatest in home design trends. We recently had the privilege to sit down with design experts at Masterpiece Design Group and learn a little more about the trending wants and needs of today’s homeowner. Today, we’re talking colors. And not [...]

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Shopping for lighting, energy efficiency, remodeling, renovations.

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Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high [...]

6 simple ways to transform your bathroom into a spa retreat (without breaking your budget)

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, remodeling, renovations.

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Turning your bathroom into a spa oasis doesn’t have to put a strain on your wallet. With just a few simple tips from the pros, you can transform your bathroom into a luxurious haven. 1. Soft, cozy accents: If you’re looking for indulgent additions, bringing in a soft rug and fluffy towels is the perfect [...]

5 easy weekend kitchen projects

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, remodeling, renovations.

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Kitchens have evolved from an area of pure function to a primary room for entertaining. The trend towards open floor plans has further played into the kitchen serving as the heart of the home. The good news? There are easy ways that you can beautify this popular room without breaking your budget. We took some [...]

5 bathroom designs we love

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, remodeling, renovations.

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A recent study conducted by the home design site Houzz reported that homeowners are undertaking remodeling projects with the intent to stay in their home for the long term. The number one motivator for renovations? To improve the look and feel of the space. Additionally, bathrooms came out as the highest priority (by room) on [...]

Trend Alert: Multigenerational housing on the rise

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Multigenerational hosing is a trend we’ve seen emerge in a big way over the last couple years. According to Zillow, in 2015, you can “expect to see increasing new construction of homes that support this arrangement, and more real estate agents calling out multigenerational marketing as a particular focus of their business.” The Washington Post [...]

LED fixtures vs. LED lamps: Which is better?

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, energy efficiency.

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As lighting technology evolves and energy efficiency becomes increasingly important for builders and consumers alike, LED lighting is taking center stage. With advancements in color consistency, light output and cost effectiveness, there’s no doubt that LED is a major player in the design world – for both residential and commercial markets. It’s important for consumers [...]