Multi-Family Housing Outlook

Multi-Family Housing Outlook

Alan Margolin of M&M Lighting in Houston explains what the market is looking for in his area. Home Remodeling Market Losing Steam: NAHB NHMC Survey Points To Continued Growth Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities In the past few months alone, San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle are just some of the […]

Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities

NHAB: Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities

NAHB estimates nearly one-quarter of all U.S. metros are designated as improving housing markets. Home Remodeling Market Losing Steam: NAHB Multi-Family Housing Outlook Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities In addition to Washington, D.C., there are 80 metropolitan areas across 32 states that are showing measurable improvement in their respective housing markets, according […]

Steampunk by Art Donovan

A Peek at More Steampunk Lighting Creations from Art Donovan (Bonus Content)

Lighting designer Art Donovan’s fascination with repurposing materials to make innovative Steampunk-style designs has filled a book and a museum exhibition. Here are a few more ingenious pieces of his illuminated art.    

Enlightenment Magazine Presents Home Staging With Sue Kauffman

Home Staging With Sue Kauffman

A lighting showroom’s new best friend might just be a local home stager.  Not that long ago, “staging” a home meant cutting the lawn, removing dirty dishes from the sink, and keeping laundry out of sight when the real estate agent was showing the house. Enter the Recession. Ever since 2008, the stakes have been […]

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Aging in Place: Lighting a Room for a Senior Client

“Often, the first thing people notice is their loss of ability to see distance,” notes Terry McGowan, the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) director/engineering & technology and the owner of Lighting Ideas in Cleveland. “That happens around age 45 and is called presbyopia. By 60, most people have a ‘fixed focus’ optical system and need glasses. […]

Lighting Magazine: enLightenment

Aging In Place: Home Design for Aging Family Members

Last year Ronnie Rosenbach, vp/marketing of manufacturer Condor Lighting in California, and her husband invited Ronnie’s mother to live with them. That difficult decision was reached after observing how it was becoming increasingly difficult for Ronnie’s mom to manage on her own. Moving her to an assisted living complex just wasn’t the right fit. “The […]

Lighting Magazines: enLIghtenment

Donna Frasca, Reveals Which Colors Will be Strong in 2012

Right now the colors that have been holding fast since 2010 are the soft, gray muted blues, greens, and creams (see image), according to certified color specialist Donna Frasca, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I recently traveled up to Long Island and stopped off at the Benjamin Moore store in Port Jefferson,” she relates. “I […]

Aging In Place: Remodel Photos

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ParkGate Reserve

Frankel Building Group Finds New Way To Sell Homes In Down Market

Houston-based custom home builder Frankel Building Group is defying the odds and selling more homes in a rough economy by building homes to LEED standard. To build better homes and distinguish its services from competitors, the family-run, full-service firm has installed Crestron control solutions in each of the homes in ParkGate Reserve, a new residential […]

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NeoCon 2011 From A Lighting Designer’s Perspective

NeoCon World Trade’s Fair in Chicago from June 13-15, was a spectacular view into a deeper universe of interior architectural design. This years themes seemed to be sustainability, simplicity and slick looks. with the current economic climate and tightened budgets, clients are looking to stretch their dough so that they have an environment that will last longer and go farther.

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