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Featured Customer | Customized Gooseneck Barn Lights for New Barn Home

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Customized Gooseneck Barn Lights for New Barn Home
Building a new home is a juggling act with a sequence of events that can play out in a number of ways. Some people buy a lot and build, then sell their current home. Others sell the current home and rent until the new place is move-in ready. Out in Sagle, Idaho, Nancy and Gary purchased a five-acre lot in a new development for their dream home. They decided to build a 1600-square-foot barn that will serve as both a shop/garage and as a guest house. For now, the barn is home until the couple build the main house next spring. ... Read More

Time to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces for Summer Entertaining

Posted by on May 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Time to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces for Summer Entertaining
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it’s time to extend a hearty welcome to the outdoor entertaining season! Clean up the grill, dust off the cornhole boards, and get your outdoor spaces ready for the fun and relaxation that summertime brings. Today we’re offering some inspiration thanks to customers who shared photos of their outdoor renovation projects with us — from spruced up cooking stations to a dreamy treehouse complete with bunks, custom windows, and a zipline! ... Read More

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home
When Steve packed up and moved from New Jersey to South Carolina two years ago, he felt compelled to find the perfect spot for a new home. That spot turned out to be Sullivan’s Island, a narrow spit of land just outside of Charleston, where Steve has created his dream home full of southern charm, period details, and authentic barn lighting. “We live on the edge of an historic district with many period homes,” Steve says. “We wanted to build a residence that looked like it was constructed in the 1930s and complemented the classic architecture that defines the surrounding neighborhood.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Sign Lighting Brings Touch of Elegance to Rustic Mountain Home

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Sign Lighting Brings Touch of Elegance to Rustic Mountain Home
Wait…sign lighting? In the same sentence with the word elegance? Isn’t sign lighting just a utilitarian fixture meant for shops, gas stations and restaurants? With apologies to Lee Corso, not so fast my friend. Many homeowners have discovered that sign lighting is not only appropriate in a residential setting but can be stylish too. With the expanding numbers of shapes and finishes available, you can follow the lead of today’s Featured Customer and use sign lighting to make a dramatic statement in your home. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Colorful Gooseneck Lights Add Whimsy to Arts & Crafts Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Colorful Gooseneck Lights Add Whimsy to Arts & Crafts Kitchen
It’s a big decision to completely remodel your kitchen. And perhaps an even bigger decision when the current space isn’t really all that bad. For an Asheville, North Carolina couple, the decision to rip out their current kitchen hinged on functionality. They both love to cook and the old layout just didn’t work for two. Plus there was no eat-in area for their four kids to hang out while mom and dad prepped and served three meals a day. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Character to Basic 80's Colonial

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Character to Basic 80's Colonial
So what do you do when your dream house is a 1920s Craftsman style home but you live in an 80s-era Colonial? You renovate! And then you start a blog to share your successes, and stumbles, with the world. That’s what Teresa of Life and Renovations did when she and her husband purchased a home almost two years ago in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. “I love Craftsman homes with big mouldings, built-ins, and lots of character. This house is a basic Colonial which is about as far from a Craftsman as you can get!” Teresa says. “My biggest goal has been to add character to the house.” Teresa chose a mostly white, grey, and wood color scheme and, as the... Read More