Growing families often find themselves getting creative when it comes to adding more children to the house. Jessica Sloan, owner of Coastal Kitchen & Bath in Victoria, Texas, recently turned her remodeling skills to her own home after her fourth child was born.
“We have a new baby so, with four girls, we had to consolidate children for lack of better words,” Jessica says. “Four-year-old Lyrik and baby Piper are now together because the little one cared the least about sharing a room.” Jessica, who has been building and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms for more than 10 years wanted the girls’ space to be light, bright, and airy with... Read More
The development and expansion of LED lighting continues to grow thanks to savvy consumers who want to enjoy the benefits of using LEDs without sacrificing style or customizing options. More and more homeowners and business owners alike are choosing LED pendants for kitchens and living spaces and for commercial venues such as restaurants and retail stores that need stylish yet long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting.
Making the leap to LED lights has never been easier — or smarter. Barn Light Electric continues to expand its offerings of LED Pendant Lighting including Porcelain Enamel Pendants, Rustic Pendants, and a variety of Barn Pendants all with... Read More
If you’re leaf peeping this fall and enjoying a drive through the countryside, you may find more than nature’s brilliant display of gold and crimson. Depending on where you live, you may very well find an old barn or two still providing shelter for cows and crops. Many of these old structures have classic gooseneck barn lighting that was popular back in the early 20th century. These American-made fixtures typically had wide, warehouse-style shades that directed the light downward onto the ground and over doorways making it easier for farmers to see without a lot of glare.
These sturdy gooseneck lights are popular once again thanks to the resurgence... Read More
The school bell has rung, theme parks are quiet, and the Labor Day picnic is a fading memory. The autumnal equinox must be right around the corner. Fall is a great time to think about your exterior lighting. Nightfall may come earlier but the weather is still great for outdoor activities and meals. There’s no reason to retreat to the dining room when the back porch is still so inviting. Plus there are still fireflies out there waiting to be chased!
When considering your exterior lighting, you quickly realize that your outdoor lights must perform several functions. Safety is a major concern of course. Well-placed lights not only deter those with malfeasance on... Read More
When you have six kids and two adults living in the same house, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. For Ruthie, who writes the blog Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs from her Washington home near the border of Idaho, her kitchen buzzes with family activity.
“We spend a lot of time making these little humans of ours snacks and meals, and we also organize our mail there, go through school papers, you name it,” Ruthie says. “Our kitchen was very dark and very much not us so it was in desperate need of an update!”
Ruthie wanted to keep the layout of the kitchen which includes a huge island with a range in the center. Working with designer... Read More
If you’re addicted to HGTV like we are, you no doubt have seen the wildly popular Cousins Undercover show starring Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. The show just wrapped up its second season which features surprise renovation makeovers for local heroes in neighborhoods across the country.
In addition to his television commitment, John has spent the last six years working in the family business — Brunelleschi Construction — and looking for a place to put down his own roots. While driving to work one day, John’s wife spotted a For Sale sign. She insisted that John come take a look at the property.
“It was very deceiving because the... Read More