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Preparing for warmer days: How to install a ceiling fan

Posted by kbanks & filed under ceiling fans, energy efficiency.

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Spring is in full swing – and summer is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the hot months ahead by installing a ceiling fan. Nearly every room can benefit from a ceiling fan – but consider adding a fan in your most commonly used living areas such as a guest bedroom, living [...]

Home Tour: A dreamy coastal retreat

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

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We’re ooo-ing and ahh-ing over Stephen Alexander Homes‘ Coastal Virginia Idea House – the epitome of coastal luxury. From the color scheme (defined by a calming neutral and nostalgic sea foam palette), to the decor (complete with rustic elements and dark wood undertones), to the over-the-top amenities (which are luxurious to the core) – the [...]

Simple Ways to Make Your Guests Feel at Home

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Spring in in full bloom which means some favorite family holidays (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day) are just around the corner. As you prepare to host guests and family members in your home in the coming weeks, enjoy some tips from our friends over at Modernize.com on how to make your overnight visitors feel [...]

5 bold, beautiful and unexpected ways to light with pendants

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, remodeling.

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Pendants are a style of lighting that everyone can agree on – mainly because there is such a wide selection of colors, materials and sizes to choose from. There’s truly a fit for every design taste. When it comes to placing pendants, we’ve noticed that designers are thinking outside the box (or outside the kitchen [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your light fixtures

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Lighting Maintenance.

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the days are lengthening – ah, yes it’s that time of year! Spring is finally settling in. And as we all wake up from our winter haze, we may also be awakening to the need for some routine maintenance around the house. That’s right – it’s time [...]

5 questions to ask for the best home lighting

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

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Are you feeling dissatisfied with your current home decor? Is the wall decor or color scheme you originally chose not what you thought it would be? Before you change out the furniture, paint your walls or upgrade your floors, it’s important to make sure your lighting plan is one that complements your home’s current set-up [...]

Lighting by Room: A Virtual Tour from Beazer Homes

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

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There are numerous design elements to absorb when touring a model home. Light fixtures contribute to both the style and function of a new home. Our friends at Beazer Homes have offered to take us on a virtual tour of their Camden Plan in the Alpharetta, GA 321 Vaughan community. Get an enlightening behind-the-scenes look [...]

Your pictures, our fixtures: 6 inspiring, gram-worthy interiors

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

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We love how Instagram has transformed into a platform full of design inspiration. In honor of surpassing 500 followers on the platform this month, we scoured Instagram for our favorite images featuring our lighting – and we think you’ll be inspired by what we found. Do you use Instagram to learn residential trends, home design [...]

3 new ways to use tape lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, remodeling.

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Tape and strip lights bring design flexibility, efficiency and beauty to your home lighting plan. Designed with LED sources, strip lights offer optimum efficiency to meet your green design goals. Read on to learn 3 new ways you can incorporate the versatile tape light to enhance your home’s functionality and beauty. Use LED tape lighting: [...]

Quick and Easy Bedroom Makeovers

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

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Dreaming of a gorgeous bedroom? We know how you feel. All too often, living rooms and kitchens take priority when it comes to decorating, and bedrooms can wind up in a perpetual state of blah. Check out these simple ideas for giving your sleep space an upgrade in no time at all. Paint Don’t be [...]