Many renovation projects start with a simple idea. Let’s try a different color paint. How about new wall sconces in the hallway? We need a new dishwasher.
And like a stack of dominoes, perched precariously close together, once one item is knocked off the list, a second one suddenly needs attention.
And so it was for Diane Kaufman, our good friend and head mermaid at Mermaid Cottages. A frequent visitor to Key West, Diane fell in love with a rental cottage there and snapped it up. The cottage was in good shape but once she started freshening the place up, things started to snowball.
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What keeps a customer coming back to the same company time and time again? For Mary Ann, of Will County, Illinois, Barn Light Electric’s combination of American-made quality and the wide array of customizing options can’t be beat.
“The quality of the lights and the choices are exceptional with the design elements that we like,” Mary Ann says. “It appeals to our Americana spirit.” A long-time customer, Mary Ann first purchased barn lights for a pole barn she built back in 2010.
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When you find a design element you love, you return to it again and again. And so it is with Jana, our Featured Customer whom we visited in a May posting when she revealed the remodeling efforts in her lovely farmhouse kitchen. Jana chose Benjamin® Bomber pendants and Wheeler™ Esso sconces for her space and liked the look so much she returned to those two families of lights for her dining and family rooms.
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Family heirlooms can take many forms. Grandma’s favorite brooch is nice; Uncle Eddie’s collection of 1940s Popular Mechanic, not so much. Today’s Featured Customers, Diane and Jim of Washington, Vermont, hit the jackpot when it comes to family heirlooms. They recently took ownership of the family farmhouse which was built in 1850. Like most old homes, this treasure needed some updating.
“We just completed the kitchen renovation,” Diane says. “The old kitchen dated back to the 1940s or 50s.” Diane and Jim chose American-made Porcelain Barn Lighting to complete the look of their new kitchen. They chose a classic light in the... Read More
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that when it comes to exterior lighting, porcelain lighting is a wise choice thanks to its long-lasting, glass enamel coating that never fades in the sun and is easy to maintain. Yes, porcelain enamel lighting is a bit more expensive than powder coated fixtures, but if you want to purchase a light, install it, then simply admire it every day, then porcelain enamel is absolutely worth the investment. A simple soap-and-water clean up is all it takes to keep porcelain enamel looking like new. This is a huge plus for business owners, and home owners for that matter, who don’t want to buy lights that fade and fall... Read More