Articles by Dan
Lovin’ summer in south central Wisconsin. We really shine in the heat of summer with cookouts, deck-time, and sleeping with the windows open. Of course when it gets really hot there’s always the air conditioner. But what if you could sleep with the windows open and still be comfortable in a Wisconsin heat wave?
We spend a lot of time with customers talking CFM’s and airflow. Because getting it right means that you can turn up your thermostat and be every bit as comfortable in the hottest days of summer, to say nothing of warmer floors in winter with the flip of a switch. But what most customers are surprised by is the cool effect a ceiling fan adds to a room.
We’re following the trends this spring and one trend that continues to dominate is the all-white room. Especially the all-white kitchen. Thinking about it now here in Madison, Wisconsin, as our early spring is suddenly snowy and the trees still bare it sounds cold and stark. But a white kitchen can be warm and inviting. The secret? Great lighting techniques that bring each kitchen’s soul to light.
Even the smallest yard becomes a garden, a terrace, a secret evening getaway when we incorporate light into the landscape. The secret? It’s not the light, it’s the shadows. Or perhaps I should say the contrast between light and dark. In the tiniest space outside of a small ranch home of one customer, we recently focused on a beautiful tree.
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Defunct factories housed galvanized steel, caged glass, porcelain, Edison bulbs and miles of wire, cord and rope. They gave us Industrial Vintage. Its a trend we saw takeoff in the 90’s when the owners of a beautiful barn home near Cross Plains selected pieces to contrast with their ultra modern furnishings and massive skylights. The look absolutely hummed and we began sourcing in earnest.
Summer. It’s ceiling fan season (though we love ‘em in winter, too!) and we see so many customers that are ready to move up from a big-box-store ceiling fan to a quality fan. Why? Your fan can make your room feel up to 7 degrees cooler by creating a gentle “wind chill” effect. Set your thermostat higher and save up to 40% on your cooling bills, without feeling uncomfortable.
We’re talking about ceiling fans in our staff blog because that’s what our customers are talking about now. Energy saving, comfort making, beautiful looking ceiling fans. What makes the blades so important to a customer? Well, on the obvious side it’s what most people see when they look up. The color and the shape are vital to your décor.