Posts Categorized: renovations

12 unusual housing trends on the horizon for 2013

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2012 marked a significant year for the housing market. It is expected in 2013 that we will continue to see a “recovery” in housing, as inventory diminishes and prices rise. However, there seem to be some new trends emerging in the housing sector in 2013 that you might not expect. Check out these trends provided [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Living Room

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

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Living/ Family Room areas Now that you have learned about the basics of High Performance Lighting through our previous blog posts, you are now ready to learn how to install them in each area of your home. We will take a look into various rooms of the house, and how you can best apply HPL [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, controls, dimmers, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, renovations.

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Happy Halloween! In case you’ve been too busy carving pumpkins, sewing costumes or eating candy – here’s our weekly round up with all of our favorite social media highlights and posts. This week we looked into interior lighting designs, the future of housing renovations and one man’s creative way to recycle. Enjoy! Inhabitat: Old Door [...]

Trend Watch: The Return of Luxury

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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 [...]

Congratulations to our New Year, New Lighting winner!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, renovations.

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We are excited to announce that after receiving 21 entries and 203 total votes, we have a New Year, New Lighting winner! Shawna Griffith submitted the photo below of an outdated chandelier in her home and received 187 votes. As the winner, she’ll receive a lighting package from our Le Jardin collection to revamp her [...]

Progress Lighting helps surprise a Wounded Warrior

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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 [...]

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 [...]