Archive for July, 2017

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting Design

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Architectural outdoor lighting, Exterior lighting, Outdoor lighting

Residential lighting

Almost 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping before selling their homes. That’s no surprise; good landscaping can increase home’s resale value by 14%.

All aspects of landscaping are important, but an often overlooked aspect of landscaping is lighting. Great landscaping can be undone by poor lighting. Conversely, great lighting design can enhance the beauty of your entire home.

If you’re thinking about high end landscape lighting design for your home, here are the things you should consider:

Upgrading Your Exterior

As mentioned above, high quality landscaping increases the value of your home. The majority (64%) of homeowners who upgrade their land focus on the backyard and for good reason, too: over half of homeowners (51%) who upgrade their homes

The Most Important Reasons You Should Recycle Trash

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Garbage, Garbage pickup grand rapids, Trash removal cost

Commercial compost grand rapids

Trash is something we all accumulate in society, but unfortunately there has not been any better solution on how to handle it. Landfills become fuller everyday with mountains of garbage and waste. A person in their lifetime will throw away up to 600 times their weight in garbage, which will be sent away to landfills. While there is no efficient solution yet to the world’s ever growing trash problems, that does not mean that people should not do what they can to help. This is why recycling is around, and should be taken advantage of.

Keeping our world clean is too big of a priority to ignore. Trash should not be a simple write off, and should have thought put into it. Society normalizes being wasteful and not giving any thought to where garbage goes, and how it is handled once it is out of y

Can Bathroom Lighting Be Both Functional and Flattering?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Bowery lighting stores, Lightolier fixtures, Matthews fans

Matthews fans

The company Houzz surveyed homeowners in 2016 and found that 46% of participants believed great lighting was a vital feature in any master bathroom. Yet, the bathroom can be a difficult room to light beautifully. While this is one room in the house that most homeowners treat in a utilitarian manner, it is worth noting that this is also the one room where we take the time to beautify ourselves. Should it not then be lighted with care?

In room lighting, there are three main types: ambient, task, and accent. The best effect might be achieved if at least two methods are used. Before heading to one of your nearest lighting stores where you might find Fontana Arte lighting Continue Reading No Comments

Understanding Your Household’s Septic System

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Septic pumping, Septic tank repair chicago

Pumping your septic tank

Home owners learn a lot about home improvement and home maintenance during home ownership. New housing problems will come up consistently and you will learn about the symptoms and needed repairs. One of these unknown properties within the household is the plumbing and septic system. Septic systems are where the soiled water goes after flushing or draining it from the house. Yet, many homeowners do not fully understand how this works, or what it requires for regular maintenance.

What does the septic service do?

A septic tank is similar to a storage tank. It stores the drained water and the incoming water. Both of these water sources are separated to keep the incoming water cl

Going About Furnace Installation at Home the Right Way

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Energy efficient heating, Heating and air conditioning, Hvac system installation

Hvac system installation

One of the best ways to enhance the way that your home life gives you comfort and relaxation is to find new ways to add elements to your home that help create the right atmosphere and vibe. By adding something simple, you can accomplish a lot in terms of comfort and relaxation, and this is something that many homeowners spend time and effort thinking about. When it comes to creating that right vibe at home, there are few things that can do as much for you as installing some kind of climate control system. The indoor temperature plays a big part in deciding the comfort level at home, and by installing heating and air conditioning solutions, you can assume better control on the kind of air temperature that would prevail in your home interior.

While thinking about setting up a climate control s