For second-generation builder Zachary Tyson, building new homes in Jefferson Parish, a bedroom community west of New Orleans, is a family affair marked by pride in materials and craftsmanship.
“My mother started building more than 23 years ago,” he says. “My father and I, along with my mother, started Tyson Construction 10 years ago.” The company serves residential clients in and around the parish with a focus on supporting their country and community with American-made products.
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Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac River, Loudon County, Virginia, is an area known for its rich history and beautiful scenery. In the late 1990s, it was also home to a housing boom as condos and homes went up seemingly overnight.
Perhaps this is where the term “builder basic” first came into use as builders routinely used the most basic, bottom-line fixtures and materials to complete these homes.
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In Wednesday’s post, we gave you a tour of Mary’s new home in Hardee County, Florida. Mary and her husband, Bob, wanted a traditional farm house with deep porches, a large open kitchen, and plenty of room for family and friends. But they wanted modern touches as well.
Our American-made collection of barn lighting suited their tastes perfectly as you saw in her patriotic-themed kitchen that was featured Wednesday.
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When it comes to lighting, some people look strictly at style — does this particular light make the statement I want in my kitchen?
Others search for the perfect finish color to complement the new paint in the bedroom.
For Mary, who recently built a new home and barn in Hardee County, Florida, having fixtures made in the USA was most important.
“My number one criteria was American made, and it was a bonus to find fixtures made in Florida as well,” Mary says. “I was searching for fixtures that would complement a farmhouse style but with a modern twist, and Barn Light Electric fixtures are perfect. I love supporting the local economy as... Read More
We have enjoyed watching Christina work on her 1902 Victorian home for almost a year now. We follow her progress, along with a host of other fans, on her blog Christina’s Adventures where she chronicles the ups and downs of living in and renovating an older home.
One of the last spaces she tackled was the first space people would see coming into the home — the entryway and hallway.
“It was our last major piece of our downstairs area, so there was a light at the end of the tunnel,” Christina says. “But it was hard because we couldn’t simply shut a door and have the mess contained in a room. We welcomed guests into a hallway filled... Read More