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
Welcome to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” — a hidden gem just outside the metropolitan madness of Memphis, Tennessee. The small town of Hernando, with proximity to both Memphis and Oxford, felt like home immediately to Emily when she and her husband moved to the area.
“Hernando is quiet and quaint with excellent public schools and a beautiful downtown historic district,” says Emily, mother of two and creator of the blog Everything Emily. “It’s a great little town to raise a family.” After searching for a lot to build on, Emily and her husband instead chose a house already under construction to make their own. Although... Read More
We’re not supposed to play favorites. But this week, I admit, I have a favorite customer. I first heard about Pat, a customer from Doylestown, Ohio, from a member of our sales team.
“Her project sounds really cool,” he told me, “and definitely blog worthy.” This week, after months of construction, dozens of phone calls and emails about barn lighting, and the hoisting of a customized weather vane in the shape of her beloved dog, Pat’s project is reveal ready.
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We love revisiting customers to see what’s new and, just this week, we crossed paths again with Jocelyn from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Jocelyn was featured in a blog post not once, but twice, way back in 2011 when she and her husband built their new home. Jocelyn confesses to being up late one night browsing the internet looking for unique lighting when she came across the Barn Light Electric website.
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The classic styling of an RLM warehouse shade has long been a popular choice for both residential and commercial lighting venues where a downward focus of light is desirable. Think restaurant tables and retail store displays on the commercial side and kitchen islands and front porches on the residential side. The bowl shape of the warehouse shade keeps the light directed down, not splashing onto the next table or into the neighbor’s front yard. But sometimes you a bit of uplighting add visual interest to a fixture and provides more light to a space.
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