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We’re Getting Ready for Spring

Everyone in the showroom has been busy lately getting ready for Spring. Our entry has a nice new coat of yellow paint and a wonderful display of accessories. And we have a great new display for mini-pendants on the lower … Continue reading

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Vote in Augusta Magazine’s “Best of Home”

It’s time to vote for Augusta Magazine’s “Best of Home” for 2012. This year Augusta Magazine has a separate ballot for ”Best of Home,” for new construction, renovation and historic preservation. Click here to go to the online ballot and vote … Continue reading

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Home For the Holidays

Make your home warm and inviting this holiday season with a few easy, personal touches that can inspire a cheery mood and make guests feel comfortable and merry. Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Utilize Lighting Controls

Lighting controls are an excellent option for saving energy. It is not necessary to invest in a comprehensive control system where the entire house is rewired. There are simple and less-expensive methods for controlling light to save energy, such as … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Install Ceiling Fans

Install ceiling fans in frequently occupied rooms. Using a fraction of the electricity used by an air conditioner, a ceiling fan can make a room feel noticeably cooler. The thermostat can be raised by six degrees – say to 78 … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Replace Bulbs with CFLs

Switch out incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent versions. A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) provides the same amount of light as an incandescent by using only one-quarter of the electricity. For example, a 26-watt CFL provides the same amount of … Continue reading

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Make Your Living Room More Livable

 A beautifully lit space makes living and entertaining much more enjoyable. To create a well-lit space, light must be layered. This technique allows you to illuminate each feature separately to control the aesthetic focus. Layering does more than just … Continue reading

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What is a good guideline for spacing and number of recessed lights for a kitchen area?

Place the edge of the recessed fixtures approximately 30 inches from the wall. That distance will allow the light to flow over your shoulder and onto the kitchen counter. The fixtures should be placed four to six feet apart. If … Continue reading

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New Lighting Standards: The Future of Incandesect Light Bulbs

While much has been reported about new lighting standards signed into law recently, some information is confusing and inaccurate. Following are some important facts: Incandescent lights are not going away. Decorative bulbs will not be affected. The new standards apply … Continue reading

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Lighting Can be Your Eyes’ Best Friend as You Age

As people age, changing the surrounding lighting can go a long way to enhance reading ability and increase comfort. Everyone experiences changes in their eyesight as they age. Around age 45, most people start to notice a diminishing ability to … Continue reading

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