How-To's & Tips

How-To's & Tips

We are continually adding new and informative tools and tips to help you achieve your home lighting and decor goals. From installation guides to placement and style choices, you can jump-start your confidence now. Even if you don't consider yourself a DIY type of person, you may be surprised at just how easy it can be to make it happen.

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How to Install Moderne Ceiling Light Cover Conversion Kits
Posted on April 25, 2017 by Cody Baertschi | 1 comment
How-To's & Tips - How to Install Moderne Ceiling Light Cover Conversion Kits

There’s an epidemic out there, and it’s boring many into indifference. Does your space suffer from Flush Mount Over-saturation?

What is flush mount over saturation? That’s a great question. Flush mount over-saturation is the unchecked use of overproduced "boob" lights.

Yeah, not exactly the way one likes to describe a light. So we have the cure...

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DIY: Upcycling an Ugly Fixture You've Replaced
Posted on March 09, 2017 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - DIY: Upcycling an Ugly Fixture You've Replaced

Bathroom lighting is an experience, often overlooked, that shapes the way you start your day. Having beautiful, and even, lighting is a great way to start off a day, whereas uneven lighting with harsh shadows can negatively impact one’s outlook - without them even realizing it.

For most, bathroom lighting is the first lighting they truly experience each day. In other words, it's how the tone for the day is set.

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25 Lighting Tips for Seniors
Posted on January 08, 2017 by Steve Brielmaier | 2 comments
How-To's & Tips - 25 Lighting Tips for Seniors
Aging eyes are only half as effective as a younger pair.  Older eyes have trouble seeing distances, distinguishing colors and looking at small fonts and other details. The glare that younger people do not mind is a major setback for older people because of their sensitivity to it. All these complications come along with age. Proper lighting becomes the most important tool to help seniors maintain their active lifestyle.  Inadequate lighting makes it harder to do daily tasks and can be really unsafe.   With a few adjustments, seniors can see better, live safer and happier lives.  First let’s look at what is happening to our eyes as we age.

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Why Upgrade Your Lighting?
Posted on June 19, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Why Upgrade Your Lighting?
Why should you upgrade your lighting? The answer is simple; because it pays you back BIG when it is time to sell.  Why not let the next buyer of your home pay for your lighting?  Plus you get the added benefit of enjoying a fine living experience. What's there not to love?

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Expert Living Room Ideas and Solutions
Posted on June 18, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Expert Living Room Ideas and Solutions
Making your living room or family room the most comfortable, relaxing place in your home is everyone’s goal. Should be easy, right? However, we all know that creating a spot to relax takes a lot of work! Living rooms get more use than any other room in the house and need to be able to flex to accommodate multiple needs without requiring a great deal of effort. With this in mind, here are some great idea generators and solutions that will assist with making your living room the center of comfort, laughter, relaxation and making memories!

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Energy Saving Lighting Tips
Posted on June 05, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Energy Saving Lighting Tips
The biggest question we get these days is “What can I do to save on my electric bill?” We’ve found that most people want to conserve, but not if it costs lots of money or if the light doesn’t meet their standards. Today’s energy efficient lighting options are economical and provide superior light. Here are some great ways you can reduce your energy consumption and save $ today.

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Pendant Lighting Basics
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Pendant Lighting Basics
Pendant lights are usually 9 inches or more in diameter. Some might call them chandeliers, but pendants are usually more contained and less "sprawling" than a chandelier. If you are looking for a smaller pendant, check out our mini-pendants. Pendant lights are commonly available in single or multiple pieces that ensure a distinctive appeal and alluring effect. The intensity of light required to illuminate any area can be decided by the choice of bulb used in the lighting fixture. Pendant fixtures are used with dim and natural lights to give the best possible effect to any room.

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