When looking to freshen up a space in your home, there are many options all with varying price points. New paint is relatively cheap and easy, but updated lighting also offers a budget-friendly change and demonstrates what a difference one single element, like good lighting, can make.(more…)
When the time came to convert her Palm Coast, Florida, vacation home into a permanent residence, Brenda had a long list of improvements to make.
“We built the house in 2001 but decided to make it our permanent home when we retired,” she says. “We gutted and rebuilt the kitchen, put in all new windows and sliders, and extended both decks with new roofing and tiling.” An extra garage was also added with new garage doors and modern windows.(more…)
The term “barn light” has become synonymous with the classic RLM warehouse shade first manufactured back in the 1930s and 40s. Once offered only in vintage green with a standard gooseneck arm, the barn light has evolved to function as much more than a farm light. Thanks to updated styles, finishes, and mountings, barn lights can take on an almost endless variety of looks.(more…)
You can almost feel your blood pressure falling as you travel the Overseas Highway in South Florida heading towards the Keys. The brilliant sun, lush palm trees, and sparkling water on both sides of the highway lend a relaxed vibe where worries just melt away.
It seems so easy to just walk into a big box store and grab a light off the shelf for your home.
But what if you have a tight spot where a standard mounting won’t fit? What if you want a color other than black? What if you want American-made quality that won’t fall apart in six months?
When you’ve lived in your home for more than 30 years, renovation projects tend to be ongoing. For Chris and Joanne, husband-and-wife artists living in Eagle Rock, California, remodeling their Dutch Colonial bungalow, circa 1921, has been a labor of love.