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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…

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Storage, Storage and More Storage

Danielle Littman |  2015-07-28

Storage is non-negotiable.  From books, to movies, to documents we all need storage in our homes.  Storage becomes especially important as our family grows.  Throughout our lives we live in an array of spaces, from our houses to dorm rooms and apartments.  While our clutter will change and evolve throughout our lives, the fact that…


Define Your Lighting Style

Danielle Littman |  2013-11-22

In a recent American Lighting Association (ALA) webinar, the question of design and style was discussed and it was clear that lighting styles and design components with lighting is more than often a subjective issue. Joe Rey-Barreau, architect, lighting designer and associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design, hosted the webinar and…


How Should I Prepare When Shopping for Lights?

Danielle Littman |  2012-08-09

You will need to first develop a lighting plan for you and your home; it is the best way to stay organized throughout this process. First, you’ll want to create a lighting budget, have a good idea on your spending cap. It is smart to walk into this with some kind of financial plan. This…


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…