Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make.
“Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More
Sometimes accidents lead to happy endings. And in one case, a delicious ending!
For Sommer, the creative mind and spirit behind A Spicy Perspective, an accident with cheesecake batter led to her creation of Cheesecake Dip. Which leads us to ask, “Why has no one thought of this before?!” No baking. No crust. Just dipping the good stuff right out of the bowl!
Barn Light Electric has partnered with Sommer in the past as she has remodeled and updated her home in Asheville, North Carolina. Sommer’s kitchen got an update back in 2013 with some stylish LED lighting (you can read about that massive project here) and, a year later, she transformed... Read More
When visitors come to your home, the first thing they notice is the lighting in your stairway, right?
This oft-overlooked space may seem the perfect place to save on the lighting budget, but why not create passages that play an integral part of your home’s overall design?
That new Barn Chandelier over your dining room table is a show-stopper! Continue the look and the quality of the lighting into the adjacent stairway for a seamless transition from one space to the next.
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After countless hours perusing Pinterest and even more time following discussion threads on Houzz, you’ve finally found the perfect barn light for your kitchen. What could be better than custom made lighting? Better than porcelain enamel? Better than made in the USA?
How about… all of the above plus the energy efficiency of LED?
You can have it all — seriously, have it all — with the LED Lighting Collection at Barn Light Electric. We’ve taken our most popular vintage-inspired lights and crafted them by hand with painstaking attention to detail, then added some of the highest-rated LED components on the market today. Developed by Cree,... Read More
Non-stop activity characterizes Stefanie’s Menlo Park, California, home where Mom, Dad, two young boys, and a golden retriever spend time playing soccer, basketball, and ping pong. To create even more space for play, the family transformed their basic two-car garage into a “family cave” complete with a wine fridge and a train ledge around the room. Custom-made LED lighting adds a pop of color to the rustic space.
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If you’re on the hunt for indoor lighting, your focus is likely on color and style. But when it comes to outdoor lighting, most people think about durability first. How long will a fixture last when exposed to the sun, wind, rain, snow, and whatever else Mother Nature might dish out?
The front line of defense against the elements is the type of metal used for your lighting. While aluminum and steel are often used in crafting outdoor lighting, you should also consider both copper and brass lighting. Not only do they offer a timeless look, but they require minimal maintenance as they age naturally over time.
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