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Our Best Appliance and Lighting Articles of 2016

by Steve Sheinkopf

Every year, I try to choose the best articles for you to read. We published about 300 articles in 2016. Many comparisons you will not find elsewhere and all lack any kind of marketing spin. In other words, I will tell you what to consider or not, but will base it on facts like features or repair statistics.

These are the articles you want to read before you spend your money on unreliable products and services. Unfortunately, in the appliance business, there are plenty of both.

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Topics: Appliances, Lighting

How and Why You Should Buy Track Rail Lighting (Reviews / Ratings)

by Dagmar Hemp

Household trends in appliances and lighting start from either Europe and/or commercial spaces. Rail has been used for 30 years in high-end spaces like law firms and other higher end spaces.

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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

The Best Decorative Lighting for Black Friday 2016

by Steve Sheinkopf

Between the Framingham and Dorchester stores, there are over 3,000 lights to choose from of different styles like Traditional, Contemporary, Neo-Classical, Scandinavian, Modern, Eclectic, Shabby Chic and more in every category.

Let's look at some clearance chandeliers, pendants, and sconces.

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Topics: Bathroom Lighting, Lighting, Flush Mount Lighting

Best Southwestern Style Lighting (Reviews / Prices)

by Henriette Rieu

The southwestern style starts with color, color and more color. This style is fun and lively as if a fiesta will break out at any time. 

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, Southwestern Style

Tropical Style Lighting for Kitchens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Zuckerman

When you think of tropical lighting, it evokes images of sand between your toes, sun in your face and perhaps a cool libation in your hand. You are probably not thinking about New England especially in the Fall or Winter.

If you are reading this in the winter, I apologize. Sincerely.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, tropical

Craftsman Style Lighting for Dining Room

by Monica Kao

I absolutely admire the craftsman style. It embraces simplicity and natural materials. It honors the tradition of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It would make any space cozy.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Craftsman

Best Scandinavian Style Kitchen Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Henriette Rieu

The Scandinavian lighting design lends a feeling of clean, fresh air with a Zen-like simplicity.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, Scandinavian

Best Brass Kitchen Pendants (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Zuckerman

Brass is back everyone! Not the brass that our grandparents had in the 70’s but a softer, more aged tone of brass. It is more of an organic finish rather than an old fashioned relic.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, Brass

Best American Craftsman Style Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Marsha Cook

The American Craftsman Style, or the American Arts and Crafts movement is an applied arts and decorative lifestyle philosophy that begin in the last years of the 19th century and remained popular into the 1930’s. After World War I, the ‘Bungalow’ became the popular style to distinguish the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Topics: Lighting, Dining Room, Craftsman, American

Best Mid-Century Kitchen Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jeff Tarascio

Mid-Century décor has been making a strong comeback, and in fact, may be more popular now than ever.

Magazines like Elle Décor and television sets like Mad Men and even The Daily Show feature décor that is Mid-Century.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, MidCentury

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