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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…

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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…

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Bringing Natural Light Into your Home

Danielle Littman |  2015-08-04

Our home may be our cave, but it certainly doesn’t have to feel dark and dreary.  Lighting definitely affects our moods and for many of us, the darker the room the lazier we feel.  Many individuals suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, meaning they suffer from a lack of natural light.  SAD can lead…

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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…

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Stylish Outdoor Spaces with the Proper Outdoor Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2013-12-12

Summer is fast approaching and as you prep your outside space for the warmer months ahead you should definitely take a look at your lighting – does it highlight your landscaping? Create a safe environment to walk in? Offer enough light for grilling and entertaining? Outdoor lighting is much softer than its indoor counterparts and…

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What kind of lighting should I use in a bathroom with two sinks?

Danielle Littman |  2013-11-08

There are many options for bathroom lighting – pendants, wall sconces and vanity lights over the mirror are all common ways to light your bathroom. The best lighting for applying makeup and shaving for around the sink is soft light positioned equally on either side of your face; both pendants and sconces can achieve this…

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Candice Olson: Original Bathroom Lighting Designs

Danielle Littman |  2013-06-20

Candice Olson, the design star of HGTV’s “Divine Design”, has an elegant, stylish lighting collection exclusively through AF Lighting; each piece within the line is personally designed by Olson and crafted by AF Lighting, revealing the distinctiveness that is the trademark of her designs. AF Lighting carries both traditional and contemporary products from Olson that…

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The Best Lighting for your Bathroom

Danielle Littman |  2013-01-31

The first priority when lighting you bathroom is not making the space look good, but rather making you look good, the most ideal and flattering light possible. In order to create this satisfying and flattering glimmer of light for you in your bathroom is to start with lights that illuminate on either side of the…

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What Lighting Can I Use in My Basement?

Danielle Littman |  2012-07-26

Basements can be a fun room to decorate with various types of lighting to be used; they are larger spaces with often very little natural light emitted throughout. Because of that, in order to light a basement adequately, you may need an assortment of lights for your space. You should look for the best ceiling…

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Lighting Guide: Make a small room feel spacious

Danielle Littman |  2012-03-09

Lighting Tips: Make a small room feel bigger When windows are limited in any room, it can be challenging to disperse natural sunlight. The best way to optimize lighting in a small space is to multiply the light sources. If you use only one type of light, it can in turn make the room actually…

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Lighting Guide: The First Step to a Finished Basement

Danielle Littman |  2010-09-07

Whether you’ve just moved into your house or lived in it for years, you’ve probably thought about remodeling the basement. A finished basement not only gives you and your family more space, it also significantly increases the value of your home. So if you plan on selling in the future, or just want more living…

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Kitchen Lighting Ideas Centered Around Function

Danielle Littman |  2010-02-22

Whether you’re preparing meals, reading the newspaper or hanging out with family or friends, the kitchen is a constant place of activity that require sufficient lighting to accomplish everyday tasks and provide a comfortable setting.  A well construction lighting plan will transition the kitchen lighting through each activity or function. Because kitchens are in use…