The last few weeks of any building project take on a frenetic pace. When Chuck and Jane built their new home in Fairview, North Carolina, last year, the process took longer than expected and, as the weeks wore on, Jane was anxious to get it all done so they could move in. Their gorgeous home was profiled on the blog late last fall here and here.
In the flurry of last-minute details, Jane realized one exterior light didn’t get ordered (to the right of the sliding glass door above). With the building inspector’s visit looming and the Certificate of Occupancy hanging in the balance, Jane had the electrician install a builder-basic fixture in the space.... Read More
A quick look at the calendar this morning and I realized that it’s almost time for the biannual clock adjustment. This Sunday, we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time and thrust ourselves, albeit sluggishly thanks to the loss of that precious hour, into the new season.
And while your spring plans may include a long list of cleaning and refreshing details that need attention, you don’t need to lose any sleep over your lighting. We’ve got you covered!
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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
Like many consumers, finding American-made lighting was important to Beth as she completed the building of a new barn at her home in Coopersville, Michigan.
“It was also important that I could choose all the colors and options that I wanted,” she adds. “Actually, Barn Light Electric had so many choices that I really had to think it through before placing my order.”
Although her brilliant red barn is brand new, Beth wanted the building to fit in with the other barns on the property, some of which are more than 100 years old.
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Everyone has a dream space. For Joe in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the dream was his very own shop/garage where he would have the space to comfortably work on restoring his small truck collection and tinker on other various projects.
Joe’s dream finally came true thanks in large part, he says, to a very supportive and understanding wife.
“I don’t think she initially grasped the size of the shop until it was too late,” Joe says. The garage boasts 1,800 square feet of floor space and an almost 800-square-foot loft for storage. Joe wanted to create a building that wasn’t like every other garage but a place that fit in with his home design... Read More
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world.
• In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck.
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