What do firefighters do in their spare time? If you’re Scott Kier, you build custom homes. Scott is currently putting the finishing touches on his own custom home which offers expansive views, gorgeous copper lighting, and 12 acres to ride dirt bikes with his sons. It has taken more than two years but Scott, and his wife Sabina, are finally settling into their new home in Sedalia, Colorado, just south of Denver.
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The idea of the wall light has been around for centuries. From medieval days of glowing torches lining the castle walls to warehouse shades providing light to early 20th century barns, no fixture is more versatile in offering the perfect spot of light like the wall sconce.
While some light fixtures serve specific needs and spaces, the utilitarian wall sconce resides happily at the intersection of form and function. In small spaces like powder rooms and stairwells, the wall sconce can serve as the main light providing both safety and style with its compact design. In larger spaces, sconces add a layer of light to complement pendants, chandeliers, and floor... Read More
One of the best parts of writing blog posts for Barn Light Electric is talking with customers who share their projects with us. We hear about everything from new construction, full-gut remodels, and house flipping projects to simple lighting makeovers. Our Featured Customer posts are a great way to highlight our customers’ creativity and to show how lights look in many different settings.
So in the spirit of reflection this week, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite projects featured on the blog this year. We have found that one thing all customers want is high-quality lighting crafted to last for generations — that can’t be... Read More
In Monday’s post, we started a tour of a gorgeous new build in Columbus, Ohio. And while we’re absolutely in love with the classic barn lighting homeowner Caroline chose for the exterior, the surrounding land is worth another look before we head inside to see the kitchen.
Caroline found this idyllic lot on a chance drive down a dead-end street near her home. She and her family fell in love with the location which has a river, waterfall, ravine, and 17-acre bird sanctuary.
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It’s funny sometimes how a whim can change your life. On a beautiful spring day back in 2013, Caroline and her family decided to take a drive along a no-outlet road just a few miles from their home in Columbus, Ohio. Amongst the houses, they spotted an empty lot. No for sale sign, but their curiosity was piqued.
“A periodic wish of ours had been to build a home from scratch,” Caroline says. “We sourced the owner information from the county tax records and sent a letter without expecting to hear back.” Turns out, the owner of the property was thinking of moving back to the east coast and abandoning plans to build on the lot. After much... Read More
After Mike and Veronica moved into their Fullerton, California, home last year, they were happy that the home itself didn’t need major attention or repairs. Originally built in the 1940s and renovated in 2000, the 3,000-square-foot, hacienda-style home simply needed an upgrade in the exterior lighting.
“Structurally, we haven’t changed our house,” Veronica says. “All of the work that we have done is aesthetic. We wanted to replace all of the old and outdated existing light fixtures.”
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