Lighting is an often underserved and underappreciated part of a remodel and is frequently just an afterthought. It’s an intangible, yet it greatly affects the environment of a home.

Achieve better lighting by avoiding these common mistakes.

Architect Doug Walter shows how to light a kitchen correctly

It turns out that old-school lighting theory doesn’t work so well in practice. Here are some more effective kitchen lighting solutions

LED lights close up

With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

A sketch of some of the most common LED bulb shapes available.

Illustration: Doug Walter

A look at the most common bulb shapes available and a cost comparison of bulb types over time

Progress Lighting’s Derby LED light marries Craftsman styling and LED technology

100 Best New Products of 2014: Interior Products

The top interior products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

Warm white LED light diffuses evenly through a snap-on frosted lens.

iluma LED Rail Lighting

The LED system uses approximately 80-percent less energy than incandescent bulbs.

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