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Our 5 most popular pins on Pinterest

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Social Media.

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Whether its to find inspiration by room, fixture type or decor style, Pinterest offers a wealth of resources to help you build, remodel and renovate your current home – or your dream home. From luxurious bathrooms to a country chic breakfast nook – see what our followers have been pinning the most from the Progress [...]

NAHB 50+ award-winning home tour

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Interior Design, awards.

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We are proud to partner with the top industry leaders in the homebuilding and design community, and want to congratulate designer Doris Pearlman who recently accepted an NAHB 50+ housing award for her work in a Toll Brothers community. If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we have had the pleasure to share [...]

3 ways to beautifully illuminate your kitchen workspaces

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting.

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The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the home to outfit with a well-designed, layered lighting plan. Not only is this area a key space for cooking and baking, but today’s kitchens have evolved to be a natural room for entertaining and social gatherings. A well-lit kitchen invites friends and family in, [...]

6 ideas for better outdoor living

Posted by kbanks & filed under Outdoor Living.

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Today, outdoor spaces aren’t just used for a few months in the summer and then tucked away for the other nine months of the year. These areas have become a necessary extension of the indoors and key spaces for entertaining, eating, lounging and playing. Industry experts agree that the outdoor room is no longer a [...]

Path Lighting Basics: 5 tips to enhance outdoor safety and security

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Pathway lighting is an essential way to welcome friends and family members to your home. Not only do path lights greatly enhance safety by illuminating dark walkways that could lead to hazardous falls, they are an easy way to improve curb appeal. When selecting the perfect outdoor path lights, be sure to follow these quick [...]

How to achieve a layered lighting design in your home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Interior Design, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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Layered lighting designs can be seen in a variety of both remodel and new construction home projects these days. Even designers who are certified in creating Aging-in-Place environments for the older population credit layered lighting designs to accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals for a particular room. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a [...]

How to select the perfect size dining chandelier in 3 steps

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting.

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Chandeliers add beauty, ambience and functional illumination to your home. Perfect  for entryways, above dining room tables and as living room accents, the styles are far reaching Рoffering a widespread realm of design possibilities. When browsing through Houzz idea books, Pinterest pins or your favorite design magazine, the placement of chandeliers can often seem [...]

Lighting lingo made simple

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting.

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Affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of a space, most people can agree that lighting is a very important part of the homebuilding and home design process. Today, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect lighting plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not in the lighting industry, the terms used to [...]

Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Homebuilders, LEDs.

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Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest [...]

One Fixture, Four Ways: Equinox

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting Trends, lighting designs.

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Orbs and circular fixtures are at the top of the list of today’s trending lighting designs – which explains why Equinox is one of our most-loved families. But we’re learning that it’s not just it’s distinctive rings and memorable shape that makes this fixture so attractive to designers and homeowners. We are constantly amazed by [...]