1. The Perfect Porch Light

    Anyone who owns a home knows how great it is to pull up in the evening and have the welcoming glow of the porch light greet you. You may have just come home from vacation or a long business trip, and that shining light on the front of your house lets you know you’re finally home. When you have guests over after sunset, the porch light is what lets them know that you’re home, and if the kids a…Read More

  2. The Evolution of the Ceiling Fan

    In homes today, people flip a switch and a ceiling fan turns on overhead. These fans keep the house cool during the summer and warm during the winter, and they’re often left on for hours or even days at a time without problem. As a modern convenience, they’re often forgotten about until something goes wrong. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we love helping customers find new fans for their home…Read More

  3. Adding a Kitchen Island

    Many modern homes have kitchen islands included as part of the architectural plans, but if you live in an older home, you may be thinking about adding an island. Doing so can increase your prep and serving space, as well as provide a great spot for the family to gather in the mornings. There are countless island sizes and designs out there, and picking one can seem like a challenge. Another chall…Read More

  4. Make Your Home More Functional with New Lighting Controls

    Dimmer switches and controls have been around for a few decades now, and many homeowners have discovered the convenience and functionality of having dimmers installed in their home. Whether you’re attempting to set a mood, finish a chore, or highlight a piece of decor, the right lighting controls are key to making your home more functional and inviting. If you’re adding new light fixtures to …Read More

  5. How Bright Should My Exterior Lighting Be?

    Exterior lighting can be extremely versatile, and having the right fixtures in the right places can make your backyard or front porch more inviting. You also want your home to be secure, and having bright motion sensors or spotlights can deter trespassers and unwanted intruders. A question many homeowners ask is, “How bright should my outdoor lighting be?” You don’t want your pathway lights…Read More

  6. Get Rid of the Glare on Your TV

    Unless you’re watching a feature length film, you most likely don’t have the lights off when you’re watching TV. If you have one central fixture in your home theater or family room, there’s a large possibility that your TV reflects the light from that fixture. This can greatly diminish picture quality, as well as your enjoyment while watching TV. If you decide to turn off the lights to red…Read More

  7. Lighting Trends to Look for in 2017

    December is nearly half over, and that means 2017 isn’t too far away. With each new year there comes new lighting trends that homeowners simply must have. They might be redecorating a room or building a brand new house, but regardless of the circumstances, people want to know what’s popular and what’s stylish. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we love helping people stay up-to-date on the late…Read More

  8. The Best Lighting for Senior Citizens

    As we age, our eyes can change drastically. Even those who have perfect vision at 20 can have problems by 40, and the older you get, the harder it is to distinguish colors, see distances, and read small fonts. In order to remain active and independent, it might be necessary for senior citizens to update the lighting in their home. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we have several fixture options tha…Read More

  9. The Right Size and Height for Your New Light Fixtures

    When picking out new light fixtures, it can be challenging to decide what size of light is right for each room of your home. If you pick a light that’s too small, the ceiling can appear too large, not to mention the fixture won’t produce enough light to illuminate the space. If you choose a light that’s too big, it can overwhelm the room and make the space too bright. At Accent Lighting in W…Read More

  10. Incorporating Dimmers Into Your Lighting Design

    Dimmer switches have changed how residential lighting looks and functions, and while basic controls have been around for decades, new dimmers have revolutionized how people use their lights. There are certain rooms in your home where they make sense, and others where it’s okay to go without them. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the reasons to install and use dimmer switches, and where they m…Read More