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Re-Create Your Space by tackling your next room makeover project. Where to start? Here are the Top 5 projects we are helping customers with.
Improve your curb appeal by updating your Outdoor lanterns
Take a look at your outdoor lights. Do they portray the image and 'curb appeal' you are looking for? If not, maybe it's time to discover what's new in outdoor lighting.
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Update your foyer with a new entry light & paint job
The foyer or entry space is where first impressions are made. Whether you are entertaining, trying to sell, or just coming home, make your entrance grand.
Foyer Lighting Gallery
Modernize your kitchen area with a warm and inviting look
You know that your kitchen is the “central hub” of your home. So how do some kitchens look so warm and inviting? The secret to great kitchen lighting is blending task, ambient, accent and decorative lighting.
Kitchen Lighting Gallery
Improve your bathroom with the right lighting fixtures
Your bathroom is the place where you spend a lot of time prepping yourself up, ready to face the world. As such, you have to ensure that your bathroom has the right lighting fixtures you need for the job.
Bathroom Lighting Gallery
Update your dining room
The dining room marks the midpoint between the kitchen and the living room, a gathering space for family and friends. So update it and gather your family to see it.
Dining Room Lighting Gallery
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6 OUT OF 10 HOMES in America have Distressed Outdoor Lighting Disease YOURS MAY BE ONE OF THEM
Does your home suffer from the following symptoms:
- Cheap brass or painted fixtures that can't withstand winter storms or summer sun
- Unattractive Outdoor Lights that don't match the style of your home
- Plain “builder model” outdoor lights that are just too small
- (Front lights should be about 25% as high as your front door)
- The strange feeling that your old light fixtures are hurting your “curb appeal” and dragging down your home's value?
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- For reading, place lamp alongside your shoulder, with the bottom of the shade even with your head. Extra tall lamps should be moved back 2 feet if possible.
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CFLs perform best in open fixtures that allow airflow, such as table and floor lamps, wall sconces, pendants, and outdoor fixtures.
For recessed fixtures, it is better to use a reflector CFL than a spiral CFL since the design of the reflector evenly distributes the light down to your task area.If a light fixture is connected to a dimmer or three-way socket fixture, you'll need to use a special ENERGY STAR qualified CFL designed to work in these applications. Make sure to look for CFLs that specify use with dimmers or three-way fixtures.X
How to Recover a Lampshade
Once you purchase a new shade cover in a fabric and size that matches your existing lampshade, slip it over the shade and you're done! Updating your room’s décor, renewing an old lampshade, or providing a burst of color takes only minutes when you use a shade cover.
They are form fitting, removable and stretch to fit most lampshade sizes. They give your lamp and your room a whole new look, it is like getting a whole new lamp! Shade covers also protect brand new lampshades and keep them fresh for years to come.
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Install your light right, the first time with these tips:
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- Go to the Breaker Box and turn off the power and lights. Make Sure light is off by checking the light switch.
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