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Interior Design,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

How to think like a designer {Home Tour by Gacek Design Group}

Have you ever walked through a home and wondered how a designer was able to make everything come together so beautifully (and effortlessly)? Or, perhaps your mind wanders to the curious intent or inspiration behind a room’s design? Well, we, too, had those exact questions – which is why we were excited to sit down with expert […]

Progress Lighting

Calling all DIY lovers! Progress Lighting launches first ever television commercial on DIY Network

  We are very pleased to announce that Progress Lighting is launching our first ever television commercial on the DIY Network. DIY Network is considered America’s top how-to destination for projects and advice on upgrading home environments. The network directly speaks to homeowners and maker enthusiasts of every skill level – and we’re excited to […]

Interior Design,  Lighting,  Progress Lighting

Layered Lighting 101: How to properly light a room for both style and function

Lighting has the ability to make or break the look and feel of your home. Without the right lighting – focal points, architectural details, unique textures and even colors can be lost, overlooked or nullified. The key to a good lighting plan is a layered approach that combines three types of light: Ambient, task and accent […]

Interior Design,  Progress Lighting,  Social Media

Our 5 most popular pins on Pinterest

Whether its to find inspiration by room, fixture type or decor style, Pinterest offers a wealth of resources to help you build, remodel and renovate your current home – or your dream home. From luxurious bathrooms to a country chic breakfast nook – see what our followers have been pinning the most from the Progress […]

Lighting,  Progress Lighting

Lighting lingo made simple

Affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of a space, most people can agree that lighting is a very important part of the homebuilding and home design process. Today, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect lighting plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not in the lighting industry, the terms used to […]

Interior Design,  Kitchen Lighting,  Lighting,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting

Lighting by Room: A Virtual Tour from Beazer Homes

There are numerous design elements to absorb when touring a model home. Light fixtures contribute to both the style and function of a new home. Our friends at Beazer Homes have offered to take us on a virtual tour of their Camden Plan in the Alpharetta, GA 321 Vaughan community. Get an enlightening behind-the-scenes look […]

energy efficiency,  Interior Design,  LEDs,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations,  Shopping for lighting

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high […]

Interior Design,  Kitchen Lighting,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

4 kitchen cabinet trends – and lighting to match

Just like the latest fashion fads, home decor trends come and go. Plan your kitchen remodel with cabinet designs that account for a updated – yet timeless – style. Plus, enjoy a look at lighting styles that best pair with today’s most popular cabinet choices. Light, bright and white White or off-white cabinets contribute to […]

Interior Design,  Lighting,  Lighting Trends,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

Fashion vs. function? The most common mistake homeowners make when creating a lighting plan

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing one, it’s important to consider a lighting plan that will account for both fashionable and functional illumination. According to our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, this is the area where homeowners seem to struggle the most when designing a lighting plan. According to Thomas, “It […]

Landscape Lighting,  Lighting,  Outdoor Living,  Progress Lighting

Lighting ideas for outdoor entertaining

Spring is in full swing, and what better way to entertain guests than hosting a relaxing gathering in your backyard. Lighting plays a key role in creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for friends and family. There are many options when it comes to lighting your outdoor space to get the mood just right. From […]