Posts Tagged: lighting tips

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 [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bathroom Lighting

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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 [...]

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 [...]

5 tips to get your recessed lighting just right

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When it comes to lighting your home, it’s important to consider a layered lighting approach to highlight your room’s best features, improve functionality, and create an inviting atmosphere. Choosing the right mix of lighting can really bring your home to life. And with so many choices, recessed lighting is one you don’t want to forget. [...]

Back to Basics: Recessed Lighting

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Recessed lighting plays a key role in the functionality and design of your living space. From number of fixtures to positioning and placement, design your room for beautiful illumination with recessed lighting. If you’re considering installing recessed lighting, here are some quick tips to follow: Avoid placing recessed lighting fixtures close together or in rows [...]

4 tips to upgrade your bedroom decor

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Turn your bedroom into your very own personal sanctuary. With some easy design upgrades, make this room your favorite space in the house, and the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Some easy bedroom decorating tips include: Use a layered lighting approach: Blanket you’re bedroom in layers of light. Varying your fixtures, such as bedside [...]

Back to Basics: Kitchen Pendant Lighting

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With both functional and aesthetic benefits, pendant lighting is an easy way to beautifully illuminate your kitchen setting. Available in a plethora of shapes, sizes and styles, this versatile fixture offers endless design options and provides all-purpose illumination, task lighting and accent lighting. Pendant Lighting Does It All All-purpose illumination: Space pendants throughout the room [...]