Three Things That Will Help You Buy the Correct Light Bulb

I remember when buying a light bulb was easy. Just getting the correct wattage to obtain the brightness I wanted was the only decision I had to make. But these days, buying a light bulb is sure to deliver a case of tired head as you wade through the many choices of bulbs available and try to understand what the best choice is.

Here are three things you need to know to make the right choice.

The first thing to know is why are light bulbs changing so much? This is the result of the federal government forcing you to use less electricity so we won’t be as dependent on foreign oil, and also to put less strain on our environment. The end result of this processing out old-school light bulbs will result in savings billions of dollars of energy per year. Read more

Finally, After 20 Years of Dreaming, A New Kitchen

Check out this beautiful kitchen we recently finished. The clients have lived in the house 40+ years and started dreaming of a new kitchen 20 years ago. They had a manila file folder with magazine pictures and ideas that dated back to the earlly 90’s.

Using our design software, we were able to show renderings of how the area would look and feel after the walls were removed and the new kitchen was installed.

These are the before-and-after views from the front door. The goal was to open up the space. Besides doing away with walls, one of the tricks to opening up space is to remove the ceiling fan light kits and install ceiling hugger fans. It is unbelievable how much bigger it makes the room feel. Read more

Ceiling Fans – Five Things You Should Know to Save You Money, Keep You Comfortable, and Safe!

Electric ceiling fans have been around for over 150 years. They are so common—we all are probably guilty of taking them for granted. When used properly, they can save us a lot of money and help keep us comfortable. When used improperly, they can cost us money by using unnecessary energy and can be dangerous to our families. Here are five things you should know about your ceiling fan:

1. In warmer months, make sure the air is blowing down
The moving air can make you feel up to 5 degrees cooler by evaporating the moisture from your skin, which pulls the heat away from your body. This allows you to turn the thermostat in your home up. Read more

Daylight Savings Time Is this Weekend! Love Your Home with this 15-Point DST Checklist

Spring ahead the clocks is this coming Sunday, March 9th at 2am, which instantly becomes 3am and we lose an hour of sleep. But we gain an extra hour of daylight in the evening for the next eight months. This is always my wakeup call that spring is upon us, and it is time to button things up inside and get ready for all the activity outside. I’ve created this list of once-a-year maintenance items to do as I adjust to the extra hour of light and keep myself and my home from problems in the future: Read more