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New Year, New Lighting Giveaway!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, special events.

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Is your New Year’s resolution to rid your home of poor lighting? If so, Progress Lighting has a giveaway for you! Revive the interior spaces of your home where family and friends gather by adding layered lighting. Using a variety of sources – like a chandelier for general lighting, wall brackets for accent illumination and [...]

Remodel mania

Posted by kbanks & filed under remodeling.

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Did you know that for the third year in a row, 2011 remodeling spending exceeded spending on new construction in the U.S.? We didn’t until this article in the December issue of Builder magazine enlightened us. Between homeowners staying put and foreclosures in need of repair, remodeling continues to eclipse new-home construction spending. To start, tax [...]

Hidden gems: Undercabinet lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, lighting designs.

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Did you know that, while often overlooked, undercabinet lighting is a critical source of task lighting in any kitchen? In particular, energy efficient LEDs are a growing option for undercabinet lighting. They contain no mercury, give off less heat than alternative sources and many are dimmable. Considering adding undercabinet lighting to your kitchen? Keep the following [...]

Lighting kitchens right

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You may have the best-designed kitchen layout in the world, but if it’s poorly lit, you won’t enjoy working in the space. So when we came across a great set of tips for properly lighting kitchens in Consumer Reports’ most recent Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide, we knew we wanted to pass along this information [...]

Progress Lighting helps surprise a Wounded Warrior

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, Projects, renovations, special events.

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When the Home Builders Association in our hometown of Greenville, South Carolina wanted to give former Marine Sgt. Michael Batton and his family a new kitchen in honor of his service, we knew we wanted to help. As part of the Wounded Warrior Project, the surprise home remodel is bringing together several local companies and [...]

Keep warm (and save money) this season

Posted by kbanks & filed under energy efficiency.

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‘Tis the season of winter storms and high heating costs. We were reminded of the upcoming seasonal woes in a recent local news article. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, it costs more than $160 billion a year to heat, cool, light and live in homes across the country? While [...]

Congratulations to Progress Lighting’s DIY Lighting Giveaway Winners!

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During October we held our DIY Lighting Giveaway contest asking Progress Lighting’s Facebook fans to show us their best do-it-yourself home renovation project.  We are excited to say that we had some great entries, and a very deserving group of top 5 winners.  Each winner will receive a Progress Lighting 3-light bath and vanity fixture [...]

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: Budget Basics

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When you’re serious about starting a kitchen or bath remodel, “planning” is the magic word – it ensures you money doesn’t run down the drain (no pun intended). Follow the planning pointers below – as shared in Better Homes and Gardens’ Kitchen and Bath Makeovers – to take the guesswork out of budgeting for a [...]

Budget-Friendly Tips for Green Living

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Getting on board with green living can be easy but costly at the same time.  Thanks to Re-Nest and HGTV Remodels, we found these 5 quick tips for remodeling your home green.  Both budget and eco-friendly, we hope you find these tips helpful! 1.  Reduce your air conditioning bill by avoiding east and west facing [...]

Progress Contributes to 2011 Solar Decathlon

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The Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon was held September 23-October 2 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  19 teams of college students from across the globe competed to design eco-friendly, cost efficient and desirable homes. When Team Florida needed energy efficient ceiling fans with light kits, we knew we wanted to help!  We [...]