Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy. After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases. As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering, “How much can I get for it?” Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will get you the most money for your home. There are a lot of things that affect potential buyers when they are taking a tour of your home. Poor lighting can make a home look dingy and dirty. Here are a few tips to help your home look bright and marketable:
At this year’s June Dallas Market, Rick Seidman, President & CEO of Quoizel, sat down with Samantha Hart, Senior Editor from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, in the Quoizel showroom to discuss top trends in today’s lighting.
As Rick states, a popular trend in today’s lighting is using natural materials. He is quoted as saying “part of our mission is to search the world and look for beautiful and natural materials that luminate beautifully”. Rick explains that some of Quoizel’s Naturals Collections such as the Laguna, Kyle and Monterey Mosaic use materials such as mica, onyx and pen shell.
You would think living in sunny California Quoizel sales representative Pat Slater might be taking it easy during the summer months. Instead Pat spent a lot of time in the lighting showrooms that he serves in the Northern California and Arizona areas.
First stop Lighting & Fan Store located in Mesa, AZ, where he raised this beautiful display featuring some of Quoizel’s top sellers.
Continuing on the road trip was K’s Lighting located in Prescott, AZ where he constructed this bathroom display featuring the Hollister, Melody and Pacifica Collections.
Quoizel’s top outdoor fixtures for this summer are…
The Newbury wall lantern creates a special ambiance, and although the black finish is still our best seller, the pewter and bronze finishes are not too far behind. The classic design and beveled glass of the Newbury gives the outside of your home a rich elegance, without making it look over-embellished. It’s a versatile look that coordinates with most any architectural style.
A design made for classic Arts & Crafts style homes, but looks great in contemporary or modern homes as well. The Hillcrest in imperial bronze has an opaque linen glass which softens the light reducing glare and hot spots.
A few of the design team members including Todd Phillips, Peter Cox, Guillermo Kuwae, two college interns and Southeast salesperson Jeff Norris went on a field trip to Cree, Inc. Since 1987, Cree has been a market-leading innovator of lighting products, LED (Light Emitting Diodes) components, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. Their headquarters is located in Durham, NC and Cree employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide.
They were very impressed with the factory and spent hours touring the facility where they saw the making of the diodes. The state-of-the-art machinery is very sensitive; therefore, all employees and guests are required to wear the surgical scrubs and masks so that the area stays as sterile as possible.