Posts Tagged: outdoor living

All the rage in outdoor lighting

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It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy (and hopefully this means outdoor living, too!). Outdoor living areas are top priority in the housing market as more people seek to use these spaces as a way to unwind, disconnect and recharge. When it comes to designing your outdoor living space, lighting plays a huge role, and [...]

5 easy ways to enhance curb appeal

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Update your home’s outdoor appearance by putting your dollars toward a few simple projects that make a world of difference. Make your guests feel welcomed before they even reach the front door. Illuminate walkways Curb appeal doesn’t have to end when the sun sets. Path lights can be used to improve safety, highlight key elements [...]

Shining Light on LEDs: Outdoor Solutions

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Last week we detailed ways to use LED sources inside your home. From decorative wall mounts to recessed ambient lights, there are dozens of ways to incorporate these energy efficient fixtures into your interior design. To close out our “Shining Light on LEDs” series, we will take a look at the benefits and ways to [...]

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 [...]

Back to Basics: Outdoor Lighting

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Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property while providing safety and security. Outdoor lighting also allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark and adds value to your home. Here are some tips and techniques courtesy of the American Lighting Association on how to get your outdoor lighting right. – Front [...]

Landscaping Inspiration for Fall

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With leaves falling and crisp air settling in, there’s hardly a better time than fall to enjoy the outdoors. And with bright new hues coming forth in natural settings, the opportunities to enliven your landscape are endless. Better Homes and Gardens shares some landscaping tips to beautify your yard. Paired with the right lighting, these [...]

Weekly Round Up!

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We hope you have had a great week! Check out these articles and blog posts we found most interesting from the past few days. We took a look into the evolution of Residential Lighting, consumer tips and favorites, as well as some intriguing Mars footage. Enjoy! The Ever-Popular Outdoor Room Light Bulbs Made Simple Residential [...]

The ever-popular outdoor room

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We recently read a survey conducted by Casual Living magazine and Consumer Reports on the popularity and preferences on outdoor rooms of the home. By definition, this is any outdoor area that’s been converted into a comfortable living space and is used for grilling, relaxing and entertaining. Here are a few of the findings we [...]

The sustainable outdoor room

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“Outdoor rooms” are an extension of the living environments within our homes. And these spaces are increasingly designed with a strong focus towards sustainability. An article in a recent issue of Residential Design + Build shares how using the right materials can help home owners save on water consumption and electricity costs. “Green roofs” utilize [...]