Posts Categorized: remodeling

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 6

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, controls, energy efficiency, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, remodeling.

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Controls One of the most important parts of a High Performance Lighting (HPL) design is the selection of appropriate controls for lighting each room. Controls that are used for HPL are categorized into three types: 1)   Use limiting: switches, occupancy sensors, timers and solar controls 2)   Intensity lighting: dimmers 3)   Programmed patterns of use: lighting [...]

Trend Watch: The Return of Luxury

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, remodeling, renovations.

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Studies indicate that homeowners are planning remodeling projects on a greater scale for the first time in years. RemodelOrMove.com distributes an annual survey to 5,000 homeowners (with an average home value of $100,000) who are actively planning to remodel, but have yet to start their project. This year the survey indicated that the vast majority [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 4

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, energy efficiency, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, remodeling, renovations.

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The Availability and Cost of High Performance Lighting Traditional residential, incandescent lighting varies widely in both availability and cost. This is also true for the five categories of High Performance Lighting: tubular fluorescents, built-in CFLs, decorative CFLs, built-in LEDs and decorative LEDs. Tubular Fluorescents- These strip lights are the simplest of fluorescent fixtures, and are [...]

This Week’s Lighting Recap

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Progress Lighting, lighting designs, remodeling.

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It’s that time again- the end of the week! We hope the past few days have been great ones. Our social media highlights and posts for the past week focused on creative ways to light your home. We’ve provided a link to helpful discussion boards and an article with unique lighting inspiration. Also, we are [...]

Remodel mania

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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 [...]