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Home Lighting

Add Lights to Increase Your Home's Warmth and Welcoming Quotient

Everyone knows that lights have an important purpose to provide the ability for you to see in the darkness. However, this practical application is only one of the reasons why lighting is so important in your home. The strategic placement of lights can add warmth and coziness while increasing its curb appeal. 

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Customizing New Construction Homes

Nothing is quite so exciting as building a new home, especially when you're building your dream home to custom designs to suit every need your family could ever hope for. The rooms are placed the way you want them and the traffic flow is paced the way you want it. One aspect which is often overlooked but should be planned is the electric system for your new house. The electric system is more intricate than simply providing an outlet wherever you think you may want a light, but instead requires forethought and planning.

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New Construction: Build to Code or Better than Code?

To the layman, the job of the licensed electrician seems like medieval wizardry. You tend to check an electrician’s credentials and then trust him to do the job according to the best current standards defined through the local building code. With larger jobs and new construction, you know the work is okay because code inspectors, appraisers, and your private inspector provide redundant checks to make sure no problems exist in the work.

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Enhance Your Safety by Taking the Load Off Your Electrical System

You know that misusing your electrical system can be dangerous. With so much power coursing through the wiring in your home, it’s possible to cause a house fire if your system isn’t working properly.

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Modern Homes and Electrical Systems

Modern home electrical systems are far more intricate than what they used to be. People simply have more electrical gadgets in today’s world than your grandparents used and therefore your electric system has to be able to handle the additional current. Throughout the house, there are more televisions and internet devices which require additional cable connections and electric plugs. The kitchen especially, in addition to the stove, oven, and refrigerator typically has a dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, and a multitude of countertop devices which can all be in use when you cook dinner.

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3 Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Home's Lighting

As a homeowner, you are always looking for a great way to improve your home. By making more improvements, you increase the value of your home. One commonly overlooked way to make an easy change to the look and feel of your home is by upgrading your lighting.

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Trends in Home Lighting for 2016

One of the best features of your home is lighting. You can use it to accent the architecture of your home and décor and save energy. If you are building a home or you want to make renovations to your home, consider changing your lighting. By adding or enhancing your existing lighting, you can transform your home. The following are some home lighting trends you’ll find interesting in 2016.

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The Benefits of Replacing Old Light Fixtures

If you are like many homeowners, your home is a constant work in progress. Your desire to make your home uniquely yours is a constant endeavor. Unfortunately, there are many areas within your home you may overlook in an effort to make your home look appealing. In particular, some homeowners constantly overlook their old light fixtures.

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New Home Lighting and the Residential Electrician

When you buy a new home it typically comes with adequate lighting of a fairly generic style. If you’ve bought an older home, it likely has had lighting upgrades over the years that don’t suit your tastes. Either way, lighting upgrades are a relatively inexpensive way to change the décor of your house and make it feel like a personalized home. You’ll have the new lighting for years to come, so it’s worthwhile to take some time and consider what you’ll be happy with before starting the project.

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Kitchen Lighting Design Trends

Like other home design trends, kitchen lighting designs change over time. However, some aspects remain constant for the practical aspect of using the kitchen. You need light to perform kitchen tasks of cooking and cleaning, and it’s likely a gathering spot when you entertain company. The primary goal is to provide the light you need while maintaining an atmosphere you enjoy spending time in. A further goal is to maintain the value of the home, especially if you plan to move in the near future. Working lights are always necessary, nice looking lights that are stylishly new add appeal whether you plan to stay there or sell in the near future.

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