Posts Categorized: Lighting

How to create a successful lighting design | Q+A with Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett

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Whether purchasing a new home or renovating your existing one, lighting is a crucial part of the design process. Lighting not only impacts the functionality of a space, but also helps further the overall style and personality of your home. It’s important when selecting your fixtures that you carefully examine both your functional and fashionable [...]

How to enhance safety and security with exterior lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Outdoor Living, renovations.

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Daylight savings has come and gone, and as we near the shortest day of the year, the lack of sunlight increases the need for a thoughtful exterior lighting plan that keeps your family and guests safe. While the spring and summer seasons call for outdoor fixtures that enhance the atmosphere for outdoor entertaining, it’s important [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bathroom Lighting

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

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A thoughtful, expertly designed lighting plan can provide years of beauty and functionality in your bathroom setting. Bathroom lighting helps set the mood for a relaxing space to unwind, while also allowing you to complete everyday grooming tasks efficiently. Consider these “do’s and don’ts” in your new home or your next bathroom renovation. DO Light [...]

Shopping for lighting with Ferguson: How to set yourself up for a successful remodel – Part 2 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, Shopping for lighting, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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Yesterday, we launched our series on “Shopping for Lighting” with input from Ferguson Lighting Manager Bernadette Campbell. If you haven’t had a chance to tune in, we suggest you start with our first post, which offers advice on the most important things to consider before you start shopping for lighting. As we continue our series, [...]

5 essentials for illuminating with pendants

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Progress Lighting’s popular Fresnel pendants were recently featured on Residential Building Magazine’s list of “10 Awesome Pendants That Will Class Up Your Interiors.” We were honored to be a part of the round-up. In addition to the list of “awesome pendants,” editor Nigel Maynard also included some practical tips to keep in mind when selecting [...]

Fashion vs. function? The most common mistake homeowners make when creating a lighting plan

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Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing one, it’s important to consider a lighting plan that will account for both fashionable and functional illumination. According to our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, this is the area where homeowners seem to struggle the most when designing a lighting plan. According to Thomas, “It [...]

One Fixture, Four Ways: Bingo

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One of our most uniquely versatile collections, Bingo offers endless design possibilities with the ability to double as a beautiful source of illumination as well as an eye-catching piece of wall art. Replace the distressed mirror surfaces with luxurious fabrics, cherished photos or other materials to complement your style. A source of modern charm (that [...]

Designer Series with Synergy Design & Construction – part 1 of 3

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This week, we’re talking lighting trends with Emily Berg, Interior Designer for Synergy Design & Construction.  We love to keep in touch with professionals around the nation to see how designers achieve a vision for a particular project. Please join us over the next three days to read sections from our interview in our first-ever [...]

Outdoor Living Lighting Giveaway ends Aug. 29

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting, Lighting, Outdoor Living, Promotions & Giveaways, sweepstakes.

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Today is your last day to enter our outdoor lighting giveaway for the chance to win your choice of exterior fixtures. Don’t underestimate the power of outdoor lighting to beautify your home and landscape design. Outdoor lighting allows you to enhance architectural elements and provide illumination for guests to safely navigate exterior areas. All you [...]

5 reasons to update your outdoor lighting

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Outdoor lighting is one of the most important elements of your home’s design. Even if you have a beautiful landscape and sophisticated architecture, the right lighting is what really highlights, enhances and brings these elements to life. Here are 5 reasons to consider updating your outdoor lighting design. 1. First impressions are everything. Even before [...]