Posts Categorized: renovations

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 4

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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!

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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 Shawna Griffith submitted the photo below of an outdated chandelier in her home and received 187 votes.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 [...]

Bathroom lighting upgrades – Home Depot video

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Been thinking of renovating or revamping a bathroom in your home?  Check out the latest video from Home Depot, which shows you all the fun things to consider when tackling a bath and vanity makeover. Change out your mirrors – This can immediately update the appearance of your bathroom. Be sure to choose a finish [...]

Seeing the Light in Tough Times

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Even though people may not be building houses like they were a few years ago, the lighting industry is still doing business. American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference keynote speaker Robert Stevenson says showrooms just need to “figure out ways to make it easy for customers to do business with you” in order to keep numbers [...]