Lamps Can Warm Up Your Home This Winter

Across the country, winter has proven to be pretty brutal, and we still have a long way to go before Spring.  There have been dramatic changes in temperature from one day to the next, and if your part of the world hasn’t seen record-breaking low temperatures, you’ve seen record-breaking rain fall. 

As the temperatures continue to drop, we move indoors to seek comfort and warmth, and the one thing that you have control over is what’s happening inside your home.   A lack of light will make your home feel more like a cave than a retreat. Lighting plays an important role in being able to see, but it also affects our mood too. Finding the right lighting can be the solution to creating an inviting home for your family and guests. 


Escape the Heat to a Basement Retreat

When the weather is hot and you need a place to go to keep cool, a basement will usually give you some relief.  The days when basements were dark, uninviting spaces where the kids kept their toys and you stored tools……are over.  These days homeowners want to make the most of all their available space, and the basement is the perfect place to escape the heat and enjoy specialty rooms and have some family fun.

Most basements simply need to be properly lit to create a wonderful entertainment or living space. Here are a few lighting options to help you brighten up your basement while making it look like a well-designed space:


Spring has Sprung ~ Time for Spring Cleaning!

When the sun is shining and the temperature starts rising, most of us have a little more spring in our step and a little more energy for that all important Spring Cleaning!  It’s a great time of year to get rid of the clutter in your house and tackle some of the cleaning projects that you have put off since last winter.  Cleaning your home’s lighting should be on the top of your “to do” list.  Back in January, we blogged about cleaning your home’s light fixtures, and although we have listed a few more tips, the points from that blog are worth repeating.


Choosing the Right Bedside Lamp

The master bedroom is a crucial but often overlooked space in the home. After a long day, this is where you should be able to relax, unwind and recuperate. For some people, this may include curling up with your Kindle or playing a game on your iPad.  The light from these devices are never enough, and so that’s where your bedside lamp comes in.

A bedside lamp adds style and elegance to your home.  It gives you direct light while not being too intrusive as you’re trying to prepare for a good night’s sleep.


Smart Tips For Cleaning Your Home’s Light Fixtures

It’s that time of year!!  Along with dieting, exercising and taking down holiday decorations, everyone likes to start off the new year with a clean slate.  What better way to clean that slate, than helpful tips for cleaning your home’s light fixtures. 

Avoid the harsh cleaners
Resist the urge to use brass or other abrasive cleaners as they could mar the finish that keeps the fixture looking its best. 

Clean your Light Bulbs
Dust, aerosol sprays and airborne cooking oils dim both your home’s ambiance and your fixture’s ability to put out all the wattage you are paying for.  To clean a light bulb, wait until the light bulb is cool and wipe it down with a lint free cloth.  A good rule of thumb is to clean the light bulb or fixture at least once a month.