When you buy an old house, you just never know what lies beneath the layers of renovations these homes often undergo. After all, styles change as do homeowners’ tastes. The home that Steven and Travis purchased in Ulster County, New York, was built in 1897 and in their efforts to create a more modern farmhouse look, the pair discovered some structural treasures.
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We meet a lot of professionals day in and day out, and it’s always a pleasure to meet architects, builders, and designers who have a true passion for what they do — for their business, their product, and their customers. Matt and Jeff Balmer are fourth-generation builders who have spent much of their life in residential construction. As partners of Lands End Development in Crosslake, Minnesota, the brothers have grown their company much in the same way as we have here at Barn Light Electric — on the principles of quality, creativity, value and service.Read More
As an avid gardener, Susan loves having a dedicated space for her numerous gardening tools and supplies right in her back yard. But when she purchased her home in northwest Arkansas, the gardening shed on site was in sad shape so Susan began a renovation project to give it new life.
“It was a tired and unattractive shed so I moved it to its current location and re-sided it with the help of a carpenter,” Susan explains. “Then I painted it to coordinate with the colors of the main house and added a rose trellis to either side.” The final touch was a new light to brighten up the doorway at night. Susan chose a classic, American made Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light in a Textured Black finish.Read More
As a young girl, Kelly often dreamed of designing her own home. Today, she is happily married and living on a farm in northern Indiana where her husband’s great grandparents raised seven children. This land is where Kelly, with the help of AC Builders, finally created the home of her dreams — a red pole barn house with a huge farm shop attached. Kelly didn’t carry the barn theme throughout the whole house, but she wanted to bring the exterior look to at least one room inside. She chose the half bath off her new kitchen to highlight with some classic gooseneck barn lighting.Read More
With the 2013 Kentucky Derby in the books and the Preakness set for this weekend, even casual observers of horse racing are getting excited about the annual Triple Crown hype. Few, however, consider what happens after a thoroughbred finishes a racing career. Luckily, people like today’s Featured Customer make it their life’s work to help these horses find new homes when they are no longer able to race. Allie recently completed the construction of a new barn in the heart of North Carolina’s horse country.Read More