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Susan Burke

Susan Burke is a Lighting and Plumbing Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Susan takes extreme pride in providing the best customer service anywhere. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering in charity walks and spending time with her 3 grandsons.

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Recent Posts

LED Pucks vs Strips for Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Susan Burke

Remodeling your kitchen can be exciting; picking out all your new appliances, cabinets, tile and everything else to make your kitchen stylish.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Traditional Style Living Room Lighting Fixtures (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

You may have grown up in a home that was very comforting, welcoming and what is considered classic. Traditional style usually has everything matching and is very consistent. The rooms are somewhat casual and predictable.

Lamps with silk shades, wall sconces, and floor lamps might all be used. Shades would be fairly plain, in ivory or white.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Living Room

Best Victorian Dining Room Chandeliers (Reviews/ Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

The Victorian era is named after Queen Victoria, the Queen of England from 1837-1901. Victorian decor reflects the tastes and styles of this era. According to Creative Home Decorating Room by Room, the Victorian period speaks to "An era of ornate and excessive decoration in all things".

The Victorian era also had a more masculine side, by incorporating dark furniture and animal trophy accessories throughout the home.

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Topics: Lighting, Chandeliers, Dining Room, Victorian

Best Farmhouse Kitchen Chandeliers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

Farmhouse style has been catching on big time. The style is comfy and vintage, I love the rustic but homey, welcoming feeling of the rooms. In our hectic stressful lives there is nothing better than coming home to a warm cozy setting.

We will look at the Farmhouse style and then look at a few fixtures.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen Lighting, Farmhouse

Choosing Chandeliers for a Traditional Kitchen

by Susan Burke

Chandeliers really aren’t just for dining rooms anymore. With the kitchen being the hub of the home, kitchens aren't only prep and cooking areas, but are now serving as main eating and entertaining space as well.

So why not use a great chandelier or multiple chandeliers in your kitchen to make a design statement? In addition to making a statement, they’ll provide a really nice amount of light when it’s needed.

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Topics: Lighting, Traditional, Kitchen Lighting

New Trend: Big Pendants for Your Kitchen (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Susan Burke

For years, the popular lighting trend was to get pendant lights so small you could barely see them. Now, it is just the opposite.

Kitchens went from being small and efficient spaces to enormous living areas that include multiple locations for food preparation, dining and entertaining.

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Topics: Pendant Lighting, Lighting

Industrial Style Lighting for Kitchens

by Susan Burke

Industrial style trend was popularized when when old factories were converted to residential condominiums and rentals. The appeal was using products that have had a previous purpose.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen Lighting, Industrial

How To Use Landscape Lighting (Basics)

by Susan Burke

Landscape lighting is really the finishing touch to a beautiful yard and extending your living spaces. Outdoor areas can be considered rooms and sections of the home so why would you not be able to utilize them in the evening and be able to appreciate the space from inside your home.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

The Best LED Flush Mount Lights (Reviews/Ratings)

by Susan Burke

LED or Light Emitting Diodes was first discovered in 1907, but the process of production was only improved recently in 2002. Now LED is the lamp of choice due to its efficiency, durability and length of life. Let's look at LED versus the other light sources and then the actual products.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Flush Mount Lighting

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