If you live in a non-custom new build or an older tract home, chances are the finishes inside are what’s known as “builder grade”. That is, pretty basic and (sorry) registering pretty low on the style meter. That wall paint, those light fixtures–the builder bought generic stuff in bulk and at discount to complete a […]

In the previous post, I showed you the first basic layer of lighting in a room: general illumination.  Usually a ceiling fixture or pot lights, general lighting gives overall lighting to your room or area.  But as they say on tv, “Wait! There’s more!” So let’s look at another important layer of lighting… Task Lighting […]

I know you never do this: you’re driving along through a part of town where you like the houses, whether historical district or newer builds that appeal. It’s dusk or dark, and through the unshuttered windows or open drapes (these folks obviously don’t mind you looking!) you see the happy welcoming glow of lamps and […]