I have not adjusted to the time change apparently. I seem to forget, or perhaps I’m in denial, that it will be pitch black by the time I get home some days. I have yet to remember to turn on the outdoor lights when I leave.
And while late fall is a great time to wrap up outdoor chores for the year, it’s also a great time to think about your outdoor lighting which gets a workout during these months. If you remember to turn it on.
Start at the street and try to think like your Uncle Howard who will be navigating his way to your door for Thanksgiving in the dark. Is your driveway easy to see? Is your parking area well lit so Aunt Virginia doesn’t... 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
It’s the biggest birthday party of the year and everyone is invited! The 4th of July is one birthday that’s celebrated from coast to coast with picnics, parades, concerts, and fireworks exploding from Boston to the Big Island. It’s a day to celebrate our country’s struggle for independence, its colorful patchwork of peoples, and the resurgence of quality, American made products to the worldwide marketplace.
Here at Barn Light Electric, we are joining in the celebration with our annual 4th of July Extravaganza! This week is a great time to save on almost everything we offer from outdoor pendants and gooseneck lighting to our exclusive line of... Read More
Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique... Read More
As the seasons change and the fall chill beckons us to spend a little more time enjoying the outdoors, that means we also spend a little more time prepping our mudrooms for the extra use! If you don’t have the luxury of an extra entry-way mudroom, you can always incorporate these pieces into your foyer or living room to transition them into functional, stylish spaces!
Organization is key in these types of rooms. The Alaterra Shaker Cottage Bench and Coat Rack Set’s clean design is the perfect foundation for a light color palette. Just because it’s a mudroom doesn’t mean it has to look dirty!
To prevent rain boots and shoes from tracking footprints all over, try... Read More
When considering whether to buy an existing home or build a new one, many considerations come into play. Building a new home allows you to choose the most energy efficient systems and environmentally friendly materials on the market. And seeking out professional advice from architects and interior designers allows you to create the exact space you want with the perfect decor. But newer homes often lack the character that is so appealing in an older home — smooth, well worn floors, intricate woodwork, vintage hardware.
One of the easiest and affordable ways to add instant character to a newer home is through lighting. This screened porch is a great example with its... Read More