1. The Perfect Lighting for Summertime Parties

    With June now upon us, you’re likely looking forward to warmer weather and more time spent outside. We’ve written before about outdoor lighting and how you can create the perfect ambiance for your backyard parties, but at Hortons Home Lighting, we’re always excited to offer tips and advice on how you can improve the exterior of your home. If you’re planning to host summertime parties this …Read More

  2. Dimmer Switches in the Living Room

    You use your living room nearly every day, whether it’s for entertaining, watching TV, or simply relaxing with a good book. Besides your bedroom, it’s likely the one room in your home that you spend the most time in, which is why it’s essential to have the proper lighting for it. Not only do you need the right lighting, but you also need to make sure you have the appropriate lighting control…Read More

  3. Evaluating Your Home’s Lighting

    If you’ve just moved into a house, then you’ve likely taken the time to evaluate the lighting, the architecture, and the other design elements of the property. You may have made changes here and there, or you may have undertaken some serious remodeling to make things the way you want them to be. However, it’s a good idea to evaluate your home every few years, just to see if there are things …Read More

  4. Simple Exterior Lighting Upgrades for Spring

    Now that the first day of spring is here, hopefully warmer weather will stick around and you can spend more time outside. At Hortons Home Lighting in La Grange, Chicago, and Orland Park, we love helping people find the perfect outdoor lighting, especially as they work on improving their front and back yards. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your exterior lighting this spring, then here a …Read More

  5. Pros & Cons of Recessed Lighting

    There are many reasons why recessed lighting could be a great fit for your home, and also many reasons why recessed lighting could be a terrible idea. Consider these pros and cons of recessed lighting before you start cutting holes in your ceiling. Advantages of Recessed Lighting Recessed lighting is an important tool to provide more functional space within your home. Recessed lighting may not be …Read More

  6. Which Finish Fits Your Style?

    Choosing the right light fixture finish can really tie your home together while choosing the wrong finish can make your light fixture stand out like a sore thumb. Here are some tips to consider while choosing a finish on your light fixture to fit the style of your home. Chrome & Nickel Chrome and nickel are both very versatile finishes that overall fit very well with different design styles. M…Read More

  7. Updating Your Basement Lighting

    When you were a kid, your house’s basement may have a been a dark and scary place where you didn’t dare venture unless you were with one of your parents. As you got older, you may have found the darkness and dinginess of the basement to be a bit more appealing, and you may have even moved your bedroom down there. Today, basements are much more than storage spaces and spots for the washer and d…Read More

  8. What Size Ceiling Fan Do You Need?

    Even though there’s still one week left in January, you might be thinking about the first time you’ll turn on the ceiling fans this spring. You may even have the fans running counterclockwise right now to help circulate the warm air from your furnace. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to make sure your fans are working properly and that they’re the right size for the room they’re …Read More

  9. Layering Kitchen Lighting for Your Home

    Kitchens are not just for cooking and eating, most kitchens are truly the heart of the home. In more modern homes, the open concept kitchen has become common and allows for food prepping, eating, and entertaining family and guests. With the kitchen taking on more of a role in the home, kitchen lighting is key in allowing for it to feel welcoming, but also aid in the functionality aspect. This is d…Read More

  10. 5 Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

    There is more to home lighting than style and wattage. When selecting lighting for your home, it is important to choose the fixtures that are going to compliment your home’s style, ensure there is enough light, and set the perfect mood based on the space. Before purchasing the fixture you’ve had your eye on, consider these five mistakes homeowners make when selecting light fixtures in their ho…Read More