Showroom Hours:
Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM    Sat 9AM-1PM

Showroom Hours:       Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM       Sat 9AM-1PM

                        

What Size Fan Do You Need?

Proper fan size is important to ensure proper air flow.  This chart should help you determine what size fans you need for your home.  Beyond fan size, you should also keep in consideration fan height.  Recommended fan height should be 7 to 9 feet above the floor depending on your ceiling height.  You never want the fan to be a hazard for taller occupants and at the same time, a fan that is too high on high ceilings won't properly move the air low enough for you to feel a difference.  Another fact you need to consider is if your ceiling is sloped where you need to install a fan, you need a fan that can be mounted on a slope canopy.  Always verify that there is enough clearance for the fan blades in any application.  We are always happy to help you pick the right fans, down rods, light kits, and accessories for your home.

Go GRAND or Go Home!

The Edison bulb is all grown up now.  The Grand Nostalgic Collection of incandescent bulbs from Bulbrite can turn a simple lamp or pendant into an impressive art piece!  These amber tinted bulbs with exposed filaments range from regular sizes up to 15 inches!  The nostalgic warmth will turn life on by creating grand moments of life's most memorable occasions.

Exterior Lighting Guide

 

Outdoor Lighting has a big impact on your curb appeal.  Size and placement along with style should be carefully considered to best accentuate your home.  Here are some general guidelines to direct you on the right path to proper home illumination.  We are always happy to help you as well, just ask!

DON’T UNDER SIZE YOUR LANTERNS: As a rule, your lanterns should appear to be proportionate to the size of your door from 50' away.

FOR 1 LANTERN: If you place a lantern on only one side of the door, it should measure one-third (1/3) the height of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66” above the threshold of the door.  Also, if using only 1 lantern, it should be mounted on the keyhole side of the door.

FOR 2 LANTERNS: When two lanterns are used, they should each measure approximately one-fourth (1/4) the height of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66” above the threshold of the door.

In either case, if you choose a fixture with a long tail or top scroll, pay attention to the overall bulk of the fixture. When in doubt, always go larger.

Outdoor Lighting Size & Height Installation Guide

FIXTURE PLACEMENT

DETERMINE SIZE

MOUNTING HEIGHT

Pendant & Hanging Porch Lights

1/5th the height of the door

Centered; 6" Above the Door

Front Porch Lights & Wall Sconces

1/4th or 1/3rd the height of the door

66" from floor to center of bulb

Over Front Door Wall Lights

1/4th or 1/3rd the width of the door frame

Centered; 6" Above the Door

Garage Wall & Carriage Lights

1/4th or 1/3rd the height of the garage door

66" from floor to center of bulb

Over Garage Door Lights

1/4th or 1/3rd the width of the garage door frame

Centered; 6" Above the Door

Residential Lamp Post & Fence Lights

1/4th the height of the mounting pole or the fence post

5.5' to 6.5' from ground to bottom of fixture

Lighting Fixtures are Jewelry for your Home

Chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces, ceiling fans and lamps should be placed around your home to give it lighted access. Lighting makes a home look as inviting in the dark as it does in daylight.  Lighting dictates whether a room will feel quiet or whether it is ready for a big bash.

Fixtures that stay cool yet give adequate lighting are an important part of home design. Use beautiful overhead lighting in your kitchen while also getting close-up food prep lighting. Lighting can be placed anywhere but a home that is designed carefully makes use of cabinet lighting, staircase lighting and garden fixtures.

Create rooms that glitter when the lights are turned on; capture the twinkle in every corner. Light fixtures can soften the shadows in a home, giving security to its inhabitants.

Get diversity in style and size when buying light fixtures. Some are small and do the job without notice while others are grand. Light fixtures make a statement on your interest and your style.  What statements do you want your home to make?

It's OK to Mix your Metals!

Not only is it OK to mix your metals, it is encouraged.  There are many gorgeous pieces out now
that combine multiple finishes.  You shouldn't be scared of trying out different metals to
create a lighting work of art!