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When Should I Change the Direction of My Ceiling Fan?

Greg

Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO  Did you know that ceiling fans spin in two different directions? Your ceiling fan direction can actually impact your energy savings and comfort level in the summer—and in the winter, too. Since their invention in the late 19th century and their introduction to homes in the 1920s, ceiling fans have […]

How Do I Balance My Ceiling Fan?

Greg

Pictured: Emerson Carrera Grande ECO Ceiling fans help circulate the air in a room, keeping it comfortable so you don’t have to rely so much on your primary heating/cooling system, reducing your energy costs in the process. And like all machines with moving parts and extended use, ceiling fans will eventually wear, come loose and […]

15 Tips for Turning Your Patio Into a Party Area

Greg

After several long months of cold, summer is finally here and that means longer days, nicer weather and warmer temperatures. This kind of weather is best enjoyed with friends outdoors, whether at the beach, park or in your back patio. Summer is known as the season for backyard parties and barbecues; however, as excited as […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills this Summer

Greg

Summer is almost here, but with that nice, warm weather comes a significant rise in our energy costs. Do you know how much you typically spend on electricity during the fall and spring? Have you noticed whether this amount seems to increase in the summer? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average household […]

Dos and Don’ts of Porch Lights

Greg

Pictured: Minka Lavery Wall Mount in Antique Bronze Ask professional interior designers and most will agree that lighting can really make or break a space, and that’s as true about the inside of your home as it is the exterior. In the same way that the right pendant lights or lamps can transform a room, […]

3 Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Ceiling Fans From Moisture

Greg

Pictured: The Donaire from Matthews Fan Co. When it comes to outdoor ceiling fans, it’s important to remember that they are specifically designed to withstand exposure to the elements—to varying degrees. However, if you don’t select the correct fan or take the necessary precautions, rust can very easily and drastically reduce its lifespan and performance. […]

Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Humid Regions

Greg

When the weather is nice and the temperatures start to warm up, most people want to maximize the amount of time they spend outdoors, whether that means going for a scenic hike, having lunch in the park or simply spending time in an outdoor living area. However, when it comes to using your outdoor space […]

Make Your Home More Modern with These 6 Industrial Ceiling Fans

Greg

While they’re one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep the rooms in your home cool, ceiling fans don’t always have the reputation of being stylish. This is especially true for industrial ceiling fans — which are traditionally used to cool down large commercial spaces, such as manufacturing facilities and industrial buildings — and tend […]

Porches, Hallways, and Foyers: Six Ideas for Entry Lighting

Greg

The front entrance of your home is one of the first things your guests see when they come to visit you. It serves as the focal point for your house, connecting your entryway—which often includes your porch or patio, front hallway, and foyer—to the rest of your home and is an important space for making […]

A Complete Guide to Floor Lamps

Greg

Much time and thought goes into designing each room in your home. Selecting furniture for each room is a process of determining what type of atmosphere you’re trying to create and how that fits in with the theme of the house overall. Everything from the positioning of furniture to the small decorations scattered throughout a […]