1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Light the Moment

    Save energy and help protect the planet by using environmentally friendly LED bulbs. ENERGY STAR's Light the Moment video is part of a year-long campaign encouraging the use of LEDs. GREEN LIGHT: Switch to LEDs to save energy, money You can make a positive impact on our lives by making a commitment to conserve energy and protect the environment. Just by changing out your inefficient light bulbs wi…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Ready for a Redo?

    When it comes to home renovation projects, the first place to start is usually the kitchen. The latest trends in finish-outs and appliances will impact your lighting choices. RIGHT LIGHT: Countertops impact lighting choices Most high-end homes are now using quartz-based countertops, particularly with a matte finish, also sometimes called suede, honed or leathered. The matte finish trend alleviates…Read More

  7. Using Lighting to Create an Outdoor Oasis

    You don’t have to plan a lavish vacation to relax this summer. With the right lighting, your back yard can become your own private retreat, allowing you to enjoy a mini getaway without leaving your home. It’s easier – and less expensive – than you might imagine to transform your existing patio, deck or pool area into a space you’ll love. A new lighting scheme can turn your back yard into…Read More

  8. Manufacturer Spotlight: Maxim

    Hortons Home Lighting is proud to offer the best selection of ceiling fans and light fixtures in the Chicagoland area. Our three convenient locations have been serving our neighbors of La Grange, Orland Park, and Chicago for over 100 years. Since opening, we have helped customers find the light perfect fixtures for their home. One of the great manufacturers that we stock for our customers is Maxim…Read More

  9. Hallways, Entrances and Foyers: Lighting Your Homes Trickiest Spaces

    Entrances, hallways and foyers all have a major commonality: These spaces are typically the focal point to the entrance of your home. Guests are greeted in these areas and you use the spaces as a means to get to other rooms throughout your home. While these spaces are one of the first you and your guests will see upon entering your home, they can be some of the harder spots in a house to light. Th…Read More

  10. Is your office spoiling your health?

    With the days being shorter, we all feel that mental slump and lack of productivity to get work done. But don’t blame the winter blues! Your office space could be a major contributor that is affecting your health. If your home office or workplace is poorly lit, you may not be receiving enough lighting, which can put a damper on your mood. Here are a few easy tricks to brighten your workspace so …Read More