Category Archives: Lighting

Modern Fans

Ceiling fans are always a topic of discussion when we tour homes with clients and one of the first things, along with light fixtures, to get changed out of homes to add a more modern aesthetic. Finding affordable options wasn’t always easy, but finding options with clean lines is easier today. One of our modern news and shopping feeds sent us this link at 2Modern. We thought they pulled together a nice assortment of options. So, stay cool as you stay cool in your home. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Lighting for your Home at LUX

Having driven by LUX Lighting for over a year I thought a visit was long overdue.  LUX Lighting is an architectural lighting retail store offering design services for your lighting needs.  Christi Butts, who is the owner and a certified lighting consultant, says,”We really love to get in at the ground level and do the lighting design in the planning stages.  It offers more opportunities for the property owner.”  On staff is David Terry, an experienced and certified lighting designer.  LUX staff has created lighting designs for the Capital Center Building remodel in downtown Asheville, the Usual Suspects restaurant, many modern downtown condos and residential homes in exclusive communities.  

I asked Christi what she would tell people when starting their home planning stages that we don’t often think about.  She talked about all the different levels of lighting throughout a home.  There can be anywhere from 3 to 5 levels of lighting in the kitchen. 1. General or Recessed Lighting  2. Task or under cabinet lighting  3. Decorative Pendants  4. Art Lighting  5.  Night Lighting/Toe Kick Lighting.  Overall, there is a lot to consider in balancing the sources of light so you don’t get either shadows or glare.

What do they sell?  They sell fixtures to complete your home from front to back whether you are remodeling or starting from scratch.  Though their showroom leans towards modern they have all styles of fixtures for every type of home.  Worth noting is that they are the only dealers in WNC for “Modern Fans”.  

While finishing up our discussion Christi stated, ” Most of us don’t know we are living in poor lighting until we have experienced really good lighting.  That particularly comes across in bathrooms.  Most fixtures on the market create strong shadows that aren’t flattering for us.”  I agreed.  It is the same way I feel about most floor plans of developer homes.  Most people don’t know a good floor plan until you have lived in a well laid out one.  It really can change your life and make living easier and more enjoyable.  From my personal experience reworking your lighting is one to the simplest and most effective ways to change and enhance your living experience.  So when you are ready to do so stop by and visit the folks at LUX Lighting at 105 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville.  They make it easy with in home consultations.