No matter how many houses you call home through the years, the first one is pretty special. For Amanda and her husband, Christopher, the move from a New York apartment to a Cape Cod-style modern farmhouse in Dutchess County was exciting as they started incorporating their own style into the space.
“The first remodel consisted of a new master bathroom, refinishing the hardwood floors, and replacing dated mudroom tiles with wood floors,” Amanda says. “We also replaced all of the light fixtures in the house.” Although she didn’t like the existing lights which were wood and iron with candles, Amanda couldn’t put her finger on exactly what... Read More
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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When Halli and her husband Irvin started a much-needed, full-gut kitchen remodel, they figured, within a couple of months, they would be hosting a party to celebrate the finished space. But, like most remodeling projects, it took a bit longer than expected.
“It took us from the first hammer swing in mid-August to the final nail or touch of paint or, more realistically, the ‘that’s it, no more’ moment in early December,” Halli wrote on her blog Thrill of Living. “We were done just in time for family visits around Christmas.”
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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