Category Archives: remodeling

5 ways to beautify your home office space and work smarter, not harder

Studies show that the design of your office space actually can have an affect on your mood, energy and even work productivity. If you have the freedom to work from home, the style and decor of your home office is about more than just preference – it can directly impact your workplace success! Here are some things to keep in […]

Your Pictures, Our Fixtures: Spring Refresh!

Spring is just around the corner – and what better time to give your home a refresh than with the changing of seasons! We’ve been following our friends, fans and customers on Instagram and we love seeing how you’re designing your spaces to look more and more like your dream home. It’s amazing how new lighting can really […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Dining Area

Our trend report shows that the formal dining room has evolved. Oversized pendants are taking the place of traditional chandeliers; mixed materials are being used for tables and chairs; modern floor plans are eliminating a segmented, formal dining room altogether. Even with the evolution, gathering together with friends and family to partake in meals – to visit, […]

4 quick and easy ways to refresh your bathroom look on a budget

Updating your bathroom’s style doesn’t have to break the bank (or your budget). There are many small bathroom projects that take almost no time at all – and have a big impact on style! We took some hints from our friends at Dostie Homes on how you can refresh your bathroom look. Read on for […]

Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2016

Last week at the International Builders’ Show, we had the great privilege of hearing from the Design Director of HGTV HOME – Nancy Fire. If you’ve ever been captivated by the charm, style and intrigue of home settings and products on HGTV or HGTV.com – you can thank Nancy. In an informative and engaging presentation on […]

Welcome home! 5 tips to create an inviting entryway with lighting

When homeowners start the remodeling process – their minds naturally go to the most-used areas of the home (we think kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, great rooms, etc.). More often than not, the entryway gets overlooked as a key design area, when in fact, this space is one of the most important rooms in the home (specifically from a style […]

6 must-see designer dining rooms you’ll love

The holiday season is finally here which means that lively dinner parties, warm family gatherings and bright festivities are only going to increase throughout the end of the year. Create a dining area that not only invites guests in, but makes them feel comfortable and at ease – so they will want to mix and mingle all […]

Your Pictures, Our Fixtures: 7 inspiring spaces that banish boring

We are constantly inspired by the wealth of interior design inspiration that is populating our Instagram news feed. From home improvement tips to popular color schemes to unexpected lighting applications – the latest looks and trends are right at your fingertips on this visually-driven platform. Plus, we love seeing how our customers are using Progress Lighting fixtures to […]

Bright ideas for lighting your mudroom

At its most basic level, the mudroom serves as the passageway that leads family and guests from the interior of your home to outdoor areas, and vice versa. However, this space has evolved to have greater purpose and functionality – often equipped with practical storage units, laundry appliances and home office essentials. The mudroom has […]

Four fall decorating ideas – bring the outdoors in

While we know it’s popular to extend the outdoor living season, did you also know that many interior designers are focusing on “bringing the outdoors in?” According to Richard Gacek of Gacek Design Group, one of the ways we can change interior areas to reflect the fall season is to incorporate local natural materials. “Bringing […]