Replacing your home’s incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, also referred to as CFLs, is a quick and inexpensive way to make a positive change. Here’s a primer to help you make the best CFL choices for your home. Shape CFLs are available in many...
by Julie Edwards
As technology advances in illumination techniques, many traditional home fixtures are now enabled with light-emitting diode (LED) installations. There is a green benefit to this rising trend: LED lights use less power up front and generate less heat than other light fixtures. Replacing old lighting...
By Ladan Nikravan
Lighting is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to transform your kitchen and bath into comfortable, functional and attractive living spaces. When lighting a multi-purpose room, layering light allows you to effectively perform various functions within the space and always brings about the...
In metro Washington, where the mosquito population can reach annoying heights, these homeowners decided a screened-in porch was the best way to enjoy the outdoors around their home. Previously, a large deck was attached to the back of the house, giving it an unbalanced look. The new porch was...
Compiled by Laura Judy
This Fauquier County home addition provides a perfect gathering place for entertaining. The floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors and cathedral ceilings give the room a spacious feel. By incorporating the existing (exterior) brick wall, Duckett Construction was able to stay true to the original...
Remodeled by Duckett Construction, 9186 Springs Road, Warrenton, VA 20186, (540) 270-9680, www.duckettconstruction.com
Lighting may not be something you think about much. We have come to trust it will be there with a simple flip of a switch and at a moment’s notice. However, lighting can do more than just illuminate a room; it can solidify your home’s design. There are three key components to creating a lighting...
Kimyla Guice Stegall
There is one universal truth in interior design: light is often what separates a good room from a great room. Many homeowners feel that lighting can be an overwhelming task that only paid professionals are capable of mastering. This could not be further from the truth. With a few pointers, some...
Are you ready to move into your dream house, but you’re not having any luck selling your current home? One buyer is all you need. To avoid being held hostage in today’s cooling real estate market, you need to find ways to be a step ahead of your neighbor. Despite your home’s many selling points—...
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You don’t have to tear down walls or rearrange the furniture to get a new look. In most cases, reworking the lighting is all it will take to transform a room from drab to fab.“Unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on renovations, you can’t do anything about the shape of the room, but...
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