Kitchen and Bath Lighting

Kitchen and bath lighting represents the two most important rooms of any home. This section delves into the different types of lighting for each room as well as the newest fixtures and features.

2018: Year of the Smart Home, Part 2

Light + Building's “Smart Living in an E-House” exhibit was a mockup of an intelligent house, equipped throughout with cutting-edge smart products that provide greater comfort, safety and efficiency…

Vault Bath Light

Bathroom lighting need not be boring. The Vault bath light from Quoizel mixes industrial design with a little glamour. Steel mesh surrounds the Edison bulbs, and the brass accents add a touch of…

In the Outdoor Kitchen with Tres Jolie Maison

Part of the outdoor living trend, al fresco kitchens are having their moment in the sun — or shade as the case may be. As more consumers choose to stay home and entertain rather than go out on the…

Bath Lighting Beauties

Just ask the woman who realizes she’s wearing way too much bronzer at brunch or the man who missed a large swath of stumble on his chin — good bathroom lighting is pretty darn important. Of course,…

Tux Three-Light Vanity

The Tux three-light vanity light from Capital Lighting Fixture Co. features three bulbs surrounded by clear glass. The metal bars and backplate are wrapped in a Black Tie finish.

How to Light a Dining Room in an Open Floor Plan

Rethinking How We Light Dining Rooms When I was growing up, the dining room was reserved strictly for company. As a family, we always ate in the kitchen. We rarely ventured into the dining room — it…

What Products Homeowners Want in Their Kitchens and Baths

Want to know what kitchen and bath products homeowners want? The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) latest research crunches the numbers from 2016, the most recent data available, to find…

The Death of Farmhouse and Other Trends I Saw at KBIS

There is a lot for kitchen and bath designers to see and learn at Lightovation, so if you chose it over this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), I don’t blame you. Still, I went to KBIS,…

Shelf Awareness

  Q. What is the best way to light shelving? A. First off, you have to think about how translucent or opaque the objects are that you’re trying to illuminate. Solid items, like chinaware and books…

Last Look With Sue Thomson

A designer with interior decorating in her blood, Sue Thomson, Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) and owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Naples, FL, started her career designing kitchens,…
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