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Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Guide

Littman Bros |  2012-08-07

Outdoor lighting is essential when lighting your home; it heightens the beauty of your property while providing safety and security.  Especially in the spring and summer, outdoor lighting allows you to use those spaces in the evening hours and enjoy the fresh outdoor air.  Here are some general tips for your outdoor lighting scheme: Make…

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What Lighting Can I Use in My Basement?

Littman Bros |  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…

Interior Home Lighting

Find Your Standout Decorative Kitchen Island Lighting

Littman Bros |  2012-06-13

The kitchen is a space in the home that attracts the most people – cooking, eating, working and entertaining are all rolled up into one room in a household and that is why it is an area that should be adequately lit. Kitchen island lighting can be a hit or miss; more often than not…

Interior Design

Lighting Guide: Make A Small Room Feel Spacious

Littman Bros |  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…

Interior Design

Lighting Guide: The First Step to a Finished Basement

Littman Bros |  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…

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting Ideas Centered Around Function

Littman Bros |  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…

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The Essential Components of Bathroom Lighting

Littman Bros |  2009-11-12

Proper bathroom lighting is important to ensure that your space will emit ample amounts of illumination.  Selecting the right layers of lighting for a bathroom will allow you to create a highly functional space.  Function and fashion are combined in this setting to make sure lighting is layered with both ambient and accent fixtures, as well as task…

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The Basics of Bedroom Lighting

Littman Bros |  2009-10-09

Whether you have a small bedroom or master suite, you want to be able to have a bedroom function for more than just sleeping. Bedroom lighting consists of layers that light the room as a whole, as well as provide specific task oriented illumination.  While the bed remains the focal point, the room’s space might…

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Dining Room Lighting from Functional to Formal

Littman Bros |  2009-09-16

Today’s dining rooms reflect our changing lifestyles. Once used solely for daily dining, this room has become more multi-purpose. During the week, the dining room is used as a work zone for homework and crafts. On the weekends and special occasions it becomes a gathering place for parties and meals. In the flick of a…

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Layers of Foyer Lighting

Littman Bros |  2009-08-12

A well configured lighting plan for a foyer consists of a combination of ambient lighting and accent lighting.  Layers of foyer lighting start with ambient lighting as the base layer.  Ambient lighting allows safe entrance into a room.  Examples of foyer ambient lighting are recessed cans and step lighting.  Also referred to as general lighting,…