For many, the new year signifies a time to freshen things up at home, and what started as a hopeful wish list can quickly become a daunting inventory riddled with dollar signs. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Here, 10 easy home updates that you can tackle in 2016 without having to call an expensive contractor.
Change light fixtures: Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, and changing up or adding new fixtures can have dramatic results. This year, add pendants over your kitchen island, a chandelier to your dining room, and wall sconces wherever your home needs extra illumination. An electrician is cheaper than a contractor!
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No matter what your age or design style, we all like a little bling in our lives. That special something that turns a head and starts a conversation. Or those little extras that pull a room together and make it pop. Often times, this home dècor bling has a history; a vintage piece that isn’t seen on every store shelf or website.
You can incorporate some history into your own home with Barn Light Electric’s collection of Vintage Accessories that include salvaged and decorative accent pieces. These items are a great way to add some new life to a room without the time, hassle, and expense of a major remodel. If you’ve always wanted to try out a new look,... Read More
When a kitchen was first built in the 1920s and hasn’t been remodeled in more than 40 years, the word “update” takes on loads of meaning! But with all things vintage taking center stage in the design world, you don’t want to lose the touches that make a space unique and give it the kind of character you don’t often find in a brand new, builder basic home. This kitchen certainly needed remodeling — stained and scuffed dark wood cabinets and crowded formica countertops were replaced with bright white cabinetry with vintage hardware, a bold blue tiled wall, and an apron front sink. The designer was going for a “classic English... Read More