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The main advantage of working with a Hortons showroom for your home remodel is our House Order Program (HOP). If you’re a DIY person, then this program is ideal for you.
*The initial terms of the HOP include the following:
- $1,000 in purchases
- Five light fixtures
- Three-room minimum
Once the initial terms have been met, you’ll receive 50 percent off all future lighting orders and 20 percent off all Ace Hardware purchases at our La Grange showroom. This includes any home decor or accent furniture that you’ll purchase during the following year. It’s a great way to save on your remodel project and to get everything done quickly!
Designing Your Remodel
When remodeling your home, you may have an idea of what you want the final look to be, but you might not be sure how to get there. You know that with the right lighting, the right decor, and the right furnishings, every room will be amazing, but you don’t have the time or skills to design everything yourself.
At Hortons, we have a vast array of design contacts, and we can connect you with an interior designer who can help bring your remodel vision to life. You might be starting small with a guest bedroom or bathroom, and then expanding into larger projects such as the living room or master bathroom, and the right interior designer can take your plans from paper to the final paint color on the walls.
Installing Your New Lighting
When it comes to installing your new lighting, we know that not everyone is an electrician. You might have some knowledge when it comes to wiring, but you don’t feel comfortable hanging that new foyer chandelier or placing wall sconces along the main staircase. If that’s the case, then there’s no need to worry. Our team can connect you with a contractor who can handle every aspect of your new lighting installation.
We’ve worked with a number of contractors and electricians over the years, and we can recommend the best one for your remodel. You might be handling a majority of the renovations yourself, but when it comes to things like lighting, it’s often a good idea to have a professional you can trust.
Free Fixture Delivery
Once you’ve chosen your new lighting and are ready to begin your remodel, it might seem like a good idea to have the lights for each room as the space is completed. However, if there are any delays in construction, then you might have lights that are sitting for weeks at a time. This is why we offer free fixture delivery of all your new lighting at one time. We will hold on to your lights until the entire order is complete and you’re ready to begin installation. That way, there’s no confusion and you have everything you need at the right time.
Updating Each Room
A whole-house remodel can be quite an undertaking, and you’ve probably allotted several months in order to complete the project. An easy way to make things less stressful is to plan out each room and decide what you’re going to do in terms of lighting, hardware, plumbing, and more.
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and it might be where you spend most of your time. From cooking and cleaning to entertaining, the kitchen gets the most foot traffic on a weekly basis, so it’s important for the lighting to be just right.
When choosing new kitchen lights, think about each area of the room. The island will need pendant fixtures, and the countertops will need under cabinet lights. Your new breakfast nook will need a hanging fixture, and the recessed lights should complement the main ceiling fixture. The main fixture can be anything from a semi-flush mount light to a mini chandelier. It will all depend on your design!
We know that your home likely has more than one bathroom in it, but for most remodeling projects, the focus is on the master bathroom. You might be adding a bigger bathtub or replacing that old single vanity with a double vanity. Whatever the case may be, your lighting will play a huge role in making the bathroom feel spa-like and luxurious. With vanity lights, wall sconces, recessed lights, and a main ceiling fixture, you can transform the room into what you want it to be. Don’t forget about the dimmer controls!
The Living Room
The living room can be anything from a space where you sit and talk with friends to a home theater. Yours may be a mixture of both, which means the lighting needs to be just right. If you have vaulted ceilings (or you’re adding them), then you have the opportunity to add a grand ambient fixture, such as a chandelier or a large ceiling fan with a light kit. You’ll also need task and accent lighting in the form of sconces, table lamps, and more. If you’re separating the living room into “zones,” then we can make sure you have the right lights for each area.
The Dining Room
The focal point of any dining room is the chandelier. It should be properly sized for the dimensions of the room and hang at the appropriate height above the table so that when you do have formal dinner parties, everyone is in awe of the grand fixture. Wall sconces should complement the chandelier, and track lighting can accentuate any artwork or decor you have in the room. Layering your lighting is key for the dining room, and can make it look amazing, even if you only use the space on holidays and for formal occasions.
As with the master bathroom, the focus of many a remodel is the master bedroom. You might be updating the other bedrooms in the house, but you want to be sure you get the master bedroom lighting just right. Taking out that old ceiling fan and replacing it with a mini chandelier can make the space feel more luxurious, and you’ll want to be sure you have bedside lamps to match. Floor lamps also have a place in the bedroom, especially if you have a favorite chair where you like to sit and read before bed.
Your home remodel might not be confined to just the inside of the house — it may extend to the front and back yards as well. Outdoor lighting is key to making your home appealing and inviting from the street, and it also plays a role in keeping your house secure. With new landscape, patio, and porch lighting, you can highlight the architectural features of your home and make it so you feel safe every time you come home after the sun has set.
We mentioned dimmer switches for your master bathroom, but those aren’t the only lighting controls that you should consider when remodeling your home. Since the wall studs will be exposed so that you can add new wiring and then replace the drywall and insulation, it can be a great time to add new light switches, sensors, dimmers, and more.
Having multiple lights on one switch might seem convenient, but it can really limit what you can do with your lighting. With new controls, you can have certain lights on while others remain off, and you can set the levels where you want them, whether you’re watching a movie or entertaining friends and family.
At Hortons, we have a great selection of lighting controls, and we can help you choose the best ones for your remodel. Once everything is installed, you’ll love how easy it is to control your new fixtures!
Choosing Your Lighting Styles
The biggest challenge for many homeowners when remodeling is choosing what styles of lighting they want. You may want one style for the entire house, or you may want to change it up slightly between each room. Whatever the case may be, our lighting experts can help you determine which styles will be the best for your home.
You might be remodeling a house you’ve lived in for several years because you feel that it’s beginning to feel a bit outdated. Introducing modern lighting styles can greatly improve how your home feels and functions, and our showrooms are filled with an outstanding variety of options.
“Modern” doesn’t necessarily have to mean “new,” and we can provide you with light fixtures that are popular this year. Styles such as Industrial and Art Deco have been trendy for quite some time, and while they can appear dated, they can actually make your home look and feel new.
The minimal lines and clean designs of Industrial-style lighting are very popular among homeowners. A statement chandelier in the entryway can set the tone for the rest of the house, and you can find Industrial fixtures for your lamps, sconces, and more. The colors and finishes of Industrial lights can vary, so you can find the right choice for your home. The kitchen is often a great place for Industrial lighting, and we’ll gladly help you pick your new fixtures.
Art Deco Lighting
Art Deco came about in America in the 1920s and 30s, in what is often considered the “golden age” of design. Art Deco lights often have circular and angular designs that can work on any scale, and you can find options for any room in your home. This style can create a sense of nostalgia in your home while also making it feel brand new.
Vintage and Retro Styles
While not confined to any one particular style, vintage and retro lighting have found their way into modern home design. Edison-style bulbs are a great place to start, and there are plenty of affordable and efficient options to choose from, including LED bulbs. No matter what style of lighting you choose, it’s important that its fits your vision and your budget.
Get Started Today
As a homeowner, you want every room in your home to be comfortable, functional, and inviting. If you’re remodeling your home, then one of the best places to start is the lighting. The light fixtures are what bring life to a room, and without the proper styles, bulbs, and controls, you could be left feeling like your home is incomplete.
When you work with Hortons Home Lighting in Chicago, you’ll receive amazing customer service from the moment you call or visit, as well as access to an outstanding selection of lights for every room in your home. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you have the perfect fixtures for your remodel or renovation, and we’ll provide guidance and assistance whenever you need it.
Visit one of our showrooms today to get started!
If you’re planning to remodel your home in the near future, then get started today by visiting Hortons Home Lighting. With locations in La Grange, Chicago, and Orland Park, you can find a showroom that’s close to your home and a team that can help you choose the perfect fixtures. Be sure to ask about our HOP and how it can benefit you. We’ll gladly answer all of your questions and make sure that you find the best deals on all of your new lights.
It’s okay if you’re not sure where to begin. We can help you come up with a cohesive plan for your new lighting design, and we’ll show you the differences between certain fixtures and controls, as well as how they can benefit a certain space in your home.
Remodeling your home can take time, and whether you’re taking on the project yourself, or you’re hiring a designer and a contractor to handle the bulk of the work, nothing will look finished until the proper lighting is in place. At Hortons, we’re dedicated to helping each customer find fixtures for the rooms they’re updating, whether that’s one or two spaces or the entire house, including the front and back yards.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
At Hortons Home Lighting, we want to help each homeowner find the perfect lighting for every room in their home. In the articles below, you can discover more about lighting styles, lighting design, and everything you need as a homeowner. If you have questions regarding our selection or our showroom, then please don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
Color Trends and Your New Lighting
When it comes to lighting trends, color always plays a very important part. What color will your new fixtures be? How will the colors in your home look under new light? When talking about things such as Art Deco lighting or incorporating natural materials into your lighting design, it’s always important to consider color. The right colors can make all the difference, and you’ll want complementary and contrasting colors in the right places, and of course, the right lighting to illuminate them. If you have questions about how lighting affects color and how you can avoid having the wrong shades or hues in the wrong places, then please read the article by clicking on the button below. We look forward to helping you!
Simple Exterior Lighting Upgrades for Spring
Each year when spring arrives, you likely think about what you can do around the house to make your property more comfortable and more functional. When it comes to your outdoor lighting, there are a few simple things you can do that can greatly improve the exterior of your home. Installing pathway lights, adding string lights, and making sure your perimeter lighting is in the right places can make a huge difference. You want to make your front yard appealing to those who walk or drive by, and your backyard should be an inviting spot where people love to hang out. Find out more about exterior lighting upgrades for spring by clicking the button below.
Pros & Cons of Recessed Lighting
If you’ve been thinking about adding recessed lighting to your home, then there are some pros and cons to consider before you install your new fixtures. At Hortons, we’re here to help you choose the best options for your home, and in the article linked below, you can read about the advantages and disadvantages of recessed lighting. For example, one advantage is that recessed fixtures can provide more ambient lighting, and another is that they never go out of style. When it comes to disadvantages, recessed lights can be hard to install, and you can overdo it when it comes to adding too many, such as in your kitchen or family room.
Which Finish Fits Your Style?
As a homeowner, you want to have the perfect finishes on your furniture, your floors, and your lighting. When it comes to lighting, you have your choice of several different finishes, including chrome and nickel, antique brass, black matte, and bronze. Each finish offers a different aesthetic, and it’s important to consider how each one will look in your home. If you’re looking at new light fixtures, then be sure to ask a member of our showroom staff which finishes are available. You can also bring in examples or pictures of your other home decor, since the wrong lighting finish can clash with your furniture, paint color, or carpet, and you don’t want your chandelier or lamps sticking out like sore thumbs.
Light the Moment
When you bought your house, you may have made a commitment to be as energy-efficient and as environmentally friendly as you could when it came to your lighting. At Hortons, we can help you find new LED bulbs and other options that help you use less energy on a daily and monthly basis. We offer ENERGY STAR-certified bulbs, so if you’re committed to going green, we can help you get there. There are more LED options coming out all the time, so be sure to compare the shapes and sizes of your current bulbs to determine which new bulbs you’ll need. You’ll also want to consider the color temperature your bulbs need to have.
Updating Your Basement Lighting
The basement can often be a forgotten part of the house when it comes to lighting. However, if you’re renovating the lowest level of your home, adding bedrooms, bathrooms, and a family room or home theater, then it’s imperative to have the perfect basement lighting. The lack of windows in your basement means that you’ll need lighting in all the right places, and it’s important to plan your space before you begin installing new fixtures. You’ll also want to think about what type of lighting controls you’ll need for each new room. Whether you’re going to be hanging out down there watching TV, or it’s where guests will stay when they come to visit, the right basement lighting can make a huge difference.
What Size Ceiling Fan Do You Need?
When you want to install new ceiling fans in your home, it’s important to know what size of fixture you need and how it will look in a certain space. You’ll need to determine the fan blade span that will work, as well as the number of blades you want the fan to have. In the article linked below, you can learn more about how to measure your room and determine what size of ceiling fan you’ll need. You can also find information on how high to hang your new fan based on ceiling height and what type of down rod, if any, that you’ll need to purchase along with your new fixture.
Layering Kitchen Lighting For Your Home
The kitchen is the heart of your home, and you spend hours in there each week cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. The kids may do their homework at the kitchen island while you stand at the counter preparing ingredients, and it’s important for each area of the kitchen to have the proper lighting. Layering your kitchen lighting will help the space feel more complete, as well as function better. Recessed lighting, task lighting, and hanging lights are all important pieces of your kitchen design. If you’re unsure which fixtures will be best for your home, then read the article linked below and then visit your nearest Hortons location to find the perfect options.
5 Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid
As a homeowner, there are mistakes that you want to avoid when it comes to your lighting. You don’t want to have the wrong size of light fixture in your living room or bedroom, and you don’t want to cast shadows in the wrong places. If all of your lights in one room are controlled by a single switch, or there is a lack of dimmers in your family room, then that is something you may want to remedy. A lack of task lighting or having the wrong bulbs can also negatively impact your home and how comfortable it is. If you’re worried that you’re making some of these lighting mistakes, then visit Hortons today to find the right solutions.
Ready for a Redo?
If you feel that your home is ready for a redo, then the first place you may start is in the kitchen. When renovating your kitchen, it’s important to remember that the countertops you choose will impact your lighting choices, dark appliances will require you to install more lighting, and taller ceilings mean taller light fixtures. At Hortons, our staff can help you choose the best kitchen lighting, no matter how extensive of a redo you’re tackling. Read the article linked below to learn more about how you can choose the right lights for every area of your kitchen. If you feel like you’re ready to start shopping, then we hope you’ll visit one of our showrooms right away.
Using Lighting to Create an Outdoor Oasis
Your outdoor lighting plays a very important role in the comfort of your front and backyards. If you want to create a veritable oasis on your property, then you might be thinking about adding new landscape or exterior lights. It’s important to layer your lights appropriately and ensure that they work well with any new decorative elements in your yard. You’ll also want to consider how your new lighting improves the safety and security of your home, as well as how much energy you can save by using efficient fixtures and bulbs. Read the blog linked below to learn all about using outdoor lighting to create your new oasis!