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

Littman Bros |  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

Littman Bros |  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

Littman Bros |  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

Littman Bros |  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…

Landscape Lighting

BBQs, Beer, & Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros |  2014-07-03

It’s summer and time to take the party outside.  Preparing your patio, deck, or outdoor room for guests requires essential outdoor lighting and comfortable furniture to create a carefree exterior living space.  The key to creating an enjoyable outdoor space is to establish a warm, inviting and safe environment with the key outdoor lighting.  The proper…

Lighting

Stylish Outdoor Spaces with the Proper Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros |  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…

Lighting

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

Littman Bros |  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…

Lighting Brands

Nautical Style Lighting for Your Home

Littman Bros |  2013-07-19

Nautical style lighting is great for any home and if you live near a body of water then it’s even more fitting to go for the nautical style lighting – whether you are from a New England beach town, have a lakefront property in the Hamptons or you just are craving some nautical flavors in…

Lighting

Candice Olson: Original Bathroom Lighting Designs

Littman Bros |  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…

Lighting

The Best Lighting for your Bathroom

Littman Bros |  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…

Home Decor

Holiday Home Lighting

Littman Bros |  2012-11-09

The holiday season is approaching and it is only natural to begin considering your outdoor holiday home lighting plan; by adding that extra special twinkle outside your home, you greet your family and guests with a warm welcome and that festive holiday merriment every home should have during this year’s holiday season. If you’re not…

Contemporary Lighting

Landscape Lighting Project: A Contemporary Outdoor Retreat

Littman Bros |  2012-09-13

When you are starting a landscape lighting project, it is important to focus on the specific areas you intend to light.  You can then determine the type of fixtures and style that will complement the landscape and exterior of your home. The layout of this landscape lighting design was well thought out as the wall…