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'How To' Guides

Basement Blahs – 4 tips for lighting up the lower level!

Danielle Littman |  2015-09-14

Man cave. Gym. Home theater. Kid’s space. Stuff storage. No matter what purpose your basement serves, homeowners love the extra living space it provides. We’re not all lucky enough to have a daylight basement, or walkout basement, that takes advantage of natural lighting. Sun streaming in during the day provides light rather than turning to…

Kitchen Lighting

Bright Ideas in Island Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2015-08-28

Kitchen Islands are the gathering place. Your guests meander around it while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Teens invade it to dine quickly before dashing back out the door. Little ones utilize it as their place to create masterpieces. And somewhere in there, it assists with food prep as well. When it comes…

'How To' Guides

Light Work

Danielle Littman |  2015-08-11

Lighting is an important feature when designing a room.  Lighting is far more than simply illuminating décor, the styles and types of light affect the way we work and feel in that room.  Certain lights can be straining, both on the eyes and the mind.  Light can be both too much and too little, and…

'How To' Guides

Designing Your Perfect Backyard

Danielle Littman |  2015-06-09

This week at Littman Brothers we decided to step outside the office and focus on landscaping and backyard designs!  Host outdoor parties, provide a play area for your kids or give yourself a place to unwind, all while improving your property value.  Your backyard is full of potential to be your personal oasis.  Take advantage…

Lighting

Golden Lighting Guide Rules

Danielle Littman |  2014-10-03

Location may be the most important word to remember when it comes to buying or selling real estate, but remembering to focus on details may be one of the golden rules when it comes to interior design. One extra chair, an oversized sofa, or an unflattering or ineffective lighting choice may be all it takes…

Lighting

Wood Lighting – Rustic Modern Designs

Danielle Littman |  2014-09-19

If you associate wood with outdated furniture pieces from the past, you may be pleasantly surprised by the effect that wood lighting can have on your room decor. Many people love a traditional or rustic look, but wood lighting works with modern and contemporary styling as well. Wood has always been a great choice for…

Lighting

Mix Things Up with Asian Style Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2014-09-12

Surrounding yourself with decor inspired by Asian influences can add serenity and balance to your home, and you may be surprised at how Asian style lighting and other accents can complement traditional or contemporary furnishings. There are a lot of easy ways to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere in any room of your home,…

Lighting

Outdoor Lighting for your New Deck or Patio

Danielle Littman |  2014-08-22

Many homeowners are looking for creative ways to spend time outdoors. Adding a deck or patio to your home is a great way to increase the popularity of your outdoor living space. More than eighty percent of homeowners indicated that adding a new deck was a top priority when tackling outdoor projects and with the…

Lighting

Making an Impact with Chrome Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2014-08-07

Gray has become associated with fashion, automotive, and literature trends in recent years, and chrome lighting has been embraced by many people as well. A smoky shade of gray adds an almost intangible extra to home and office decor, but chrome lighting can make an impact that is bold and complementary at the same time….

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Create Your Oasis With Outdoor Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2014-08-01

Path lighting can be economical and easy, and creates a safer space for guests simply by adding lights around steps, walkways, and doors.  It is an essential layer in a well planned lighting layout.  Other elements to consider for outdoor lighting are key features like an automated control system that turns on lights with a timer, that allows the…

Lighting

Light Fixtures as Art

Danielle Littman |  2014-07-23

It’s the Tiny Details That Make or Break Any Room Look at any room’s photo in a home magazine. What do you notice? The colors, patterns, unique furniture pieces and arrangements, probably. Do you know the one thing that pulls all of those designs you love together, but rarely gets its proper due? The light…