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Find Your Perfect Pendant Light

You need lighting in your kitchen — why not make it fabulous?

Pendant lighting is a top 2021 kitchen design trend. A well-placed pendant light can be a breathtaking focal point or simply a wonderful accent in a beautifully styled kitchen. The sheer number of incredible options can, however, feel overwhelming. We’re here to help with the basics of pendants so you can narrow down your choices and find your perfect light.

Pendants With a Purpose

First, consider the lighting’s purpose. Do you need light above your kitchen island to better read a recipe, or will it light up the entire room? Is the light purely functional, or do you want it for more decorative purposes? Let’s look at how pendant lights fall into each of the four lighting categories — task, ambient, accent, and decorative.

Task Lighting

Pendant lights that aim downward to light up a targeted space are task lights. These are the best choices if you need a strategically well-lit area, like where you do most of your cooking or helping the kids with their homework.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient light gently illuminates an entire room. This light is cast upwards or in all directions, spreading throughout the room for a soft glow. These open, metallic globes show off the vintage Edison bulbs and light up the kitchen with character.

Accent Lighting

These beautiful pendant lights are a perfect example of accent lighting. Do you have a stand-out feature in your kitchen that you want to enhance with a lighting fixture, like this incredible ceiling? An accent pendant light might be the right choice for you.

Decorative Lighting

Sometimes lights enhance décor, and sometimes they are the décor. Focal-point pendant lights like these can be colorful, creative, or just plain stunning conversation pieces.

Keep in mind, there’s no rule against mixing lighting styles and types. These homeowners chose simple cylinder lights above their breakfast bar and striking, intricate candelabra fixtures above the center island.

Size

Pendant lights come in all different sizes. Multiple small fixtures can be hung together for a more delicate look, or if you’re feeling bold, you may decide one large light would be better.

Placement

In addition to choosing the style of light, you also need to think about placement. This will depend on your ceiling height, where in the room your pendant lights are going, and how many you’re putting up. Pendant lights can hang in a straight line or staggered as seen here for more visual interest. You can have them grouped together, or evenly spaced out to light up a larger area.

When it comes to pendant lighting, the choices are endless. The designers at Lenton Company will help you narrow down your options by considering the light’s desired purpose, size, and placement.  Ready to start your remodeling journey? Contact us today.

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Whole-Home Remodeling Services Ensure You Love Where You Live

Many transformations are possible when it comes to whole-home remodeling. Do you dream of having a gourmet kitchen with technologically advanced appliances? Perhaps a cheery and welcoming breakfast nook or a family room overhaul are plans you’ve had tucked away until the time was right.

Every inch of your home from floor to ceiling can be transformed with new flooring, paint, architectural and interior designs, additions, and more. The home changes you yearn for can be accomplished by design-build contractors with decades of experience remodeling homes into beautiful and functional spaces. You will enjoy many benefits working with design-build specialists.

Bring Your Remodeling Dreams to Life

Expert design-build firms understand how to manage numerous details of a whole-home remodeling project. They are your single point of contact that brings team-based planning, design, selection, and building services together. There aren’t any shortcuts. A design-build contractor has the goal of achieving the precise look their clients have envisioned. The work they provide is more consistent, efficient, and less stressful, giving you a project experience that is second to none.

Inspired Designs Are Collaborative

You have design ideas and design-build remodeling contractors do too. All of your dreams, hopes, and home remodeling ideas will be discussed during a thorough discovery meeting. The opportunity to speak with talented designers can spark creativity and uncover design aspects that perfectly fit your space.

When you work with a well-versed team that understands every design style, you are assured your whole-home remodeling project stays current and utilizes the latest trends. You may even discover needs you didn’t realize you had. Overall, you are ensured whole-home remodeling services that accurately fit your personality and life. Talented design-build contractors can show you how your space will look before work begins using 3D illustrations so you know exactly what to expect.

Give Your Home the “Wow” Factor

Even the tiniest built-in addition can make a huge difference. Maybe it’s time to open your home by knocking down a few walls. Are you ready to turn your ordinary home into a custom masterpiece? Whole-home remodeling contractors plan and design cleverly to ensure your newly remodeled home will exceed your expectations. High-quality materials are used to transform your living space into a truly gorgeous abode full of the luxuries you’ve always wanted. Every choice, including even the tiniest details, makes an immense difference.

Practical Scheduling Ensures Deadlines Are Met

Whole home remodeling contractors strive to create a space you love. This includes creating a project schedule that aligns with the desired date for completion. It also reflects and includes the reality of an occasional surprise. You can expect your design-build team to closely adhere to their project schedule. Any estimated delays are communicated as soon as possible so their services are unobtrusive.

The Design-Build Process Is Smooth

The beauty of using design-build whole home remodeling services includes having the entire team on-board from the very beginning. There are fewer problems because everyone has a hand in developing the remodeling plans. Much of the struggle that comes with home remodeling is eliminated when you work with an established design-build team.

Conflicts can arise when a remodeling project is handled by separate design companies and building contractors. They each have different ideas that could lead to delays and unfinished work. A design-build team knows how to work together and is more open to your ideas and suggestions. When you use a design-build firm, your entire home remodeling project will go smoothly.

Your Home Will Be Perfect Upon Completion

Using a local design-build firm ensures you are getting reliable, honest, and detail-oriented services. Every effort is made to ensure your newly remodeled home meets and exceeds your standards. It is truly rewarding to see your entire home completely remodeled to fit your unique personality and lifestyle.

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Clean Job Sites Are Safe Job Sites

build clean logoThe safety of our clients and crews on job sites is critically important. For this reason, we take great care in preparing job sites for construction by keeping them well-organized and ventilated. Controlling dust and debris is an essential component to keeping job sites safe.

Recent news stories like this one related to inadequate dust protection in countertop manufacturing have highlighted how dangerous it can be to inhale dust. When dust enters your body, it settles in three areas: the mouth, throat and lungs. This can lead to asthma attacks, allergy-like symptoms, as well as problems for people suffering from respiratory illnesses like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and others.

Lenton Company takes precautions at every step to avoid dust inhalation by insisting that our employees and trade partners wear respirators. We protect our clients by using dust barriers to seal off the construction area from the rest of the house, and we use a BuildClean unit whenever necessary.

BuildClean is an air filtration system that removes 90% of dust particles from the air.  Not only does it protect people and pets, it also prevents dust from traveling throughout the home to settle on furniture and in expensive electronics where it can wreak havoc. 

Protecting our customers, team members, and trade partners from dust is one more way Lenton Company endeavors to deliver on our promise to provide a superior remodeling experience.