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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 [...]

Trend Talk: 3 trends in 3 minutes

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

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If you’ve been following along with our Trend Talk Tuesday series – you know that we’ve had the privilege to learn from Christy Scanlon, president of Masterpiece Design Group on the top trends affecting today’s residential spaces. First time tuning in? Here’s a recap of our previous discussions on hot colors, kitchen must-haves and bathroom [...]

Progress Lighting named Ryland Homes Manufacturer of the Year, among other honors

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, Public Relations, awards.

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Progress Lighting was recently recognized for our commitment to excellent service, high-quality product and charitable giving initiatives through valued partnerships in the Houston area. Ryland Homes Manufacturer of the Year: Progress Lighting was named the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year by the Ryland Homes’ Houston division for our excellence in the homebuilding industry. Ryland Homes is [...]

Trend Talk: In the Bathroom

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

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In last week’s Trend Talk we unpacked the top kitchen trends affecting the home design industry. It only seemed fair to give some love to your bath areas this week – since these two rooms are the top remodel areas for 2015. Here’s what you can expect to be the “hot items” in the bathroom [...]

Free Webinar: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Exposure on Houzz

Posted by kbanks & filed under Social Media, special events.

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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 [...]