Posts Tagged: lighting

Our 5 most popular pins on Pinterest

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Whether its to find inspiration by room, fixture type or decor style, Pinterest offers a wealth of resources to help you build, remodel and renovate your current home – or your dream home. From luxurious bathrooms to a country chic breakfast nook – see what our followers have been pinning the most from the Progress [...]

Lighting lingo made simple

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Affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of a space, most people can agree that lighting is a very important part of the homebuilding and home design process. Today, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect lighting plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not in the lighting industry, the terms used to [...]

Lighting by Room: A Virtual Tour from Beazer Homes

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

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There are numerous design elements to absorb when touring a model home. Light fixtures contribute to both the style and function of a new home. Our friends at Beazer Homes have offered to take us on a virtual tour of their Camden Plan in the Alpharetta, GA 321 Vaughan community. Get an enlightening behind-the-scenes look [...]

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 [...]

4 kitchen cabinet trends – and lighting to match

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Just like the latest fashion fads, home decor trends come and go. Plan your kitchen remodel with cabinet designs that account for a updated – yet timeless – style. Plus, enjoy a look at lighting styles that best pair with today’s most popular cabinet choices. Light, bright and white White or off-white cabinets contribute to [...]

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 [...]

Lighting ideas for outdoor entertaining

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Spring is in full swing, and what better way to entertain guests than hosting a relaxing gathering in your backyard. Lighting plays a key role in creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for friends and family. There are many options when it comes to lighting your outdoor space to get the mood just right. From [...]

2014 kitchen lighting trends

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We address the following kitchen lighting trends in Toll Brother’s Toll Talks blog this week. Industrial influences Large-scale lighting New finishes Clean, bright lighting In addition to trend information, Toll Brothers includes some wonderful application shots featuring Progress Lighting. Head on over to the blog today to get inspired.

Caress: Livable Luxury

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Known for its perfect marriage of textures, the Caress collection is designed with modern angles and curves. Learn how Caress will enhance the special rooms of your home with this short video clip highlighting the family’s most-loved features. Livable luxury Chic, sophisticated frame Textured glass shades finished in Polished Nickel Chandeliers, foyer fixtures, pendant and [...]

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared [...]