Archive: January2013

Lighting Design 101 – The Essential Rooms

We've compiled professional advice for lighting the most critical areas of your home.  Before it's too late and the sheetrock goes up, make sure you have the perfect lighting layout for your home. Kitchen A flexible “1-2-3-4” lighting scheme is a must for every kitchen.  (1) Ambient lighting from ceiling pendants, (2) General task lighting from recessed lights or track lighting, (3) Added task lighting under cabinetry, and (4) Sparkling or glowing mood lighting from behind glass doors,... read more

Hidden Treasures In Your Attic

Who wouldn’t want to find an old bundle of cash or a trinket worthy of The Antiques Road Show up in the attic?  You might be sitting under something far more valuable than you think when it comes to extra space for home renovations. According to a recent AARP survey, a full third of respondents ages 18 to 49 reported living with parents or in-laws.  If you’re facing a similar situation, or your youngsters are converting your living room into a romper room, keep in mind that attic... read more

Radon and A Healthy Home

"Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.  Radon causes about 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year." Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that comes from certain soils and rock common in our area of New Jersey.  Even homes built with radon-resistant features will usually test positive for a minimal amount of radon.  However, when you consider the above statistics from the definitive “The Health Effects of Exposure to Indoor Radon” report of 1998, you should be aware of... read more