Lighting

The Joy of Daylighting

The Joy of Daylighting

If you’re seeking an energy-efficiently lighting system for your home that is easy to install and will last for years, Solatube is your answer.

Let there be Light: Formulating Our Renovation Plan

Let there be Light: Formulating Our Renovation Plan

Joe and Lulu continue their Feng Shui renovation

Welcome to the Richmond House: Lessons in Lighting and Feng Shui

Welcome to the Richmond House: Lessons in Lighting and Feng Shui

A newlywed couple share their lessons in lighting and Feng Shui as they transform their historic Richmond home.

Connecting with a Solatube Premier Dealer: Residential Daylighting Experts

Connecting with a Solatube Premier Dealer: Residential Daylighting Experts

The best way to shop for Solatube is to visit one of their premiere dealers who can answer any and all questions about the Solatube Daylighting System.

Vertical/Wall lighting

Solatube International – Where Daylighting Begins

A behind the scenes look at Solatube International’s design and manufacturing headquarters near San Diego, CA

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Use a cordless drill and masonry bit to deal with tough caliche dirt.

Living with Solatube Daylighting

Living with Solatube Daylighting

The Solatube Daylighting system altered the comfort, feel and light of our home for the better.

The Five Minute Ceiling Fan from Hunter

The Five Minute Ceiling Fan from Hunter

Keep cool this summer with this easy to install ceiling fan and light from Hunter.

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

Owning a gun isn’t the right or only answer for a lot of people but there are many steps you can take to improve your home security

The Perfect Portable Light Has Arrived

The Perfect Portable Light Has Arrived

Energizer has just launched 3 new portable lights that will make you look for reasons to use them.

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

I’m back in New York this week and have had the pleasure to attend a couple of events and visit with some old friends and colleagues. It’s also the first time we’ve traveled with our 8-month old son and he’s been awesome. We have kept him on West coast time […]

Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you have heard the news that this is the year that the government has mandated we begin changing over to the new energy efficient lightbulbs such as CFL’s and LED’s. The cost of CFL’s has gone down considerably but LED’s are still on […]

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

With all of the recent talk of the government regulating the sale of incandescent bulbs, we got to thinking, why not make our own light bulbs. A friend of ours makes it sound like it’s not too difficult but to really make a functioning bulb that works in your home […]

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Thanks to a record number of people who are turning 65 in the coming years, Universal Design is becoming the hot topic when it comes to home building and renovating. Simply put, Universal Design means enhancing the accessibility and functionality of a home so that it can serve all residents, […]

Enhance Your Home’s Exterior Security

Enhance Your Home’s Exterior Security

When it comes to protecting your home and your family, the exterior is just as important as any interior security features you may have. The best thing about most of these suggestions is that they’re relatively budget-friendly, too, and therefore easier to incorporate. Of course, one of the number-one exterior […]

ADT Pulse Goes Beyond Remote Security

ADT Pulse Goes Beyond Remote Security

Being able to remotely control your home’s security system is one of the perks of continually evolving technology. But if you need something more comprehensive, consider ADT Pulse, a whole-home automation system that’s customizable to your needs. ADT Pulse goes beyond security, allowing you to access home automation, climate and […]

Home Office Design Makeover

Home Office Design Makeover

There’s no reason your home office has to reflect the drudgery of bill paying, document filing, and to-do lists. Like any other room, it presents an opportunity to make a statement. And, if you work from home, your business will benefit from surrounding yourself with sources of inspiration and stimulation. […]

How To Install a Light Dimmer Switch

How To Install a Light Dimmer Switch

When your lights are controlled by a dimmer switch, they utilize less electricity when you have dimmed the lights. In the long term, this will reduce your consumption of electricity which in turn lowers your electric bill. Changing out your old light switch is a quick and easy task that […]