Bathroom Lighting 101

Bathroom lighting is generally one of the least thought about items in the home, given the amount of time we spend in the bathroom you would think this is top priority. The lighting in your bathroom should get the same attention as the lighting throughout the rest of the home. Most modern bathrooms are more than just a pit-stop in your day it is now a place to relax and recharge. Homeowners are now adding a spa tubs, shower systems and even steam showers.

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Finished Basement: Get it right the first time!

I love a basement, in every home I have bought or rented I have looked for a basement. If it wasn’t finished I mentally tallied up the cost it would take to finish it. What kind of flooring I could put there, the lighting, furniture and built-ins I can add. But finishing a basement or taking a portion and finishing it can be costly if not done correctly the first time.

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Different Types of Lighting

When we are looking for lighting options we are often provided with multiple light designs and fixtures, from recessed lighting that require contractors and tradesmen, to floor and desk lamps that need to have access to outlets. Ambient lighting, task or accent lighting are the most popular fixtures that are extremely versatile enough to be used in every room of the house.

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Bathroom Lighting

That single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of your bathroom ceiling doesn’t cut it by today’s lighting standards. What to do? Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. Adequate task lights have become a must, too.

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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Getting the right lighting will enhance every room, every color and even every mood. But did you know that the right lighting for your outdoor kitchen are can affect your food preparation and mosquito control?

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Lighting Basics for the Home

Lighting is a key visual element in any home. Not only does it allow you to see where you’re walking it can also set a mood or highlight prized possessions. When deciding what lighting to use in your new home, there are a number of things to consider:

  • How each room will be used
  • What fixtures are appropriate
  • Energy efficiency
  • Cost

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas and Styles

To set the perfect mood for your bedroom while providing adequate light, you need a plan. Just as you plan your color scheme and furnishings it’s important to take into consideration your needs, as well as the features and limitations of your room, when you design your lighting plan.

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Kitchen Lighting That Fits Your Needs

Lighting is crucial to the ambiance and functionality of a room. Sadly, the room that we think of lighting the least is in the kitchen. As a result, it’s the least important item on a kitchen remodel budget. Without giving it a second thought, many just accept the lighting that is already there, not even realizing that it can completely transform the room if a slight change is made. There are various duties that light plays in a kitchen. Continue reading

Making Your Old Bathroom New Again

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Sometimes it is the little things that can change the look of a room. Paint, flooring in a bathroom and something as simple as a new mirror and different lighting can change the look. Traditionally bathroom mirrors were attached to medicine cabinets but in modern bathrooms, decorative mirrors are being used more and more. You can change the look of your bathroom by replacing the mirror and lighting. Mirrors can make a room look larger and the lighting can brighten up the room removing the shadows and opening up the room. Continue reading