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Best Decorative Lights On Sale In Boston

by Steve Sheinkopf

So we are having a sale on lighting of 12.5% to 40% on lights before tax free weekend. We are trying to make the tax weekend a tad more manageable.

This article is for interior lights. We also have crystal lighting and ceiling fans on sale.

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Topics: MA Tax Holiday

Best Ceiling Fans For The Mass Tax Holiday (Prices)

by Elizabeth Seise

We are having a 12.5% - 40% off sale on lighting until August 7th before the anticipated tax holiday. We also wrote articles on crystal lighting and decorative lighting.

Our fan display has increased in size and changed completely recently. While most fans that are sold are white to match white ceilings, there are a few interesting non-white styles available to look at as well. Why not be different and match your décor? If not, no worries, all these sell well in white.

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Topics: MA Tax Holiday, Minka Aire, Ceiling Fans

Best Crystal Lights On Sale In Boston

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I have said in the other articles, Decorative Lighting and Ceiling Fans. We are having a sale on lighting of 12.5%-40% from now to August 7th. We did this in order to siphon some of the Tax Weekend crush early.

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New Connected Dacor Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Goodale

About ten years ago, we were the first store to carry the first LG smart refrigerator. This revolutionary product had a camera, tv and was internet ready as well. It now resides in our warehouse as a staff refrigerator.

Technology in appliances has to be functional and provide tangible benefits, which has not happened…until now.

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Topics: Wall Ovens, Dacor

Bosch Benchmark vs. Electrolux Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Bosch Benchmark is a new introduction to the market. They compete with affordable luxury brands like Jenn-Air, Frigidaire Gallery and Electrolux. 

Electolux is the worlds largest manufacturer of appliances and have gained wide popularity in the states after their acquisition of Frigidaire.

Here we compare the Bosch Benchmark and Electrolux gas slide-in ranges BTU output, features, prices and more.

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Electrolux, Bosch Benchmark

Makeover Monday: Gaggenau Appliances, Integrated Refrigerators and Contemporary Lighting

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's Makeover Monday: Every Monday we look at a professionally remodeled kitchen and/or bathroom and talk about what is good and sometimes not so good about that particular renovation. This article is designed to help you with your project...so let's get to it.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

New Sub-Zero Integrated Counter Depth Refrigerators and Columns (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Sub-Zero is introducing a new line of integrated refrigerators with new sizes as well as upgraded refrigerators. It should be noted that Sub-Zero was the first company to manufacture integrated refrigerators in 1994.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Integrated Refrigerators

How To Dim A LED Light

by Nick Paternostro

LED is the most efficient type of light bulb on the market. A 6 watt LED is now similar to a 60 watt incandescent with 13 times the life, but without the heat output of the incandescent.

That’s actually a small problem. Older dimmers “read” wattage rather than lumen output. As such, most dimmers cannot dim a low wattage bulb.

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs, Legrand Adorne

Char-Broil vs. Weber BBQ Gas Grills (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Paul Groux

Weber vs. Char-Broil bbq's is a decision played out in stores nationwide.

They are two of the most popular brands. But which is better?

We will look at both companies, their features and prices and try to determine the better buy.

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Topics: Weber, BBQ Grills

How to Light a Traditional Kitchen (Reviews/Pictures/Solutions)

by Elizabeth Seise

Lighting in your kitchen is a crucial element to the success of a meal. In most other areas of your home, areas that are dimly lit can be brightened with one fixture or supplemented by lamps. Unfortunately, this is harder to do in the kitchen given space constraints (think about it – you don’t want lamps taking up valuable counter space), so the lighting needs to be properly designed the first time.

We tend to recommend using four elements of lighting for proper illumination in the kitchen: Task, Accent, Decorative, and Ambient.

  • Task lighting provides your work and prep areas with light. This can be achieved through recessed or track lighting and under-cabinet lighting.

  • Accent lighting helps to highlight objects through a spotlight-type of affect shined directly on an object.

  • Decorative lighting can be found in chandeliers, flush- and semi-flush mounts, pendants, and sconces: basically, these help to personalize the area more than give off light.

  • Ambient lighting does just that – provides ambience, as well as the main environmental lighting.
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Topics: Lighting

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