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What Type of Recessed Lighting is Available?

There are many types of recessed lighting available. Here’s a look at the different types and features of each.

Open Trim:  This type of recessed trim is flush with the ceiling and allows for the bulb to protrude a little from the surface. This type of trim normally allows for more light to reflect out by not restricting the light from the bulb.

Pinhole Trim: Works to keep the light to a tight single beam. Spotlight type of effect and is used to highlight certain areas of a room.

Baffle Trim: One of the most popular of recessed lights. This light has a ribbed interior that helps reflect light and reduce glare. The light bulb placement is made easier by this design also.

Shower Trim: Like it’s name sake this fixture is perfect for showers, and bathrooms. The light is made with tempered glass to withstand moisture.

Wall-Wash Trim: Like it’s name sake this fixture is perfect for showers, and bathrooms. The Trim face is made with tempered glass to withstand moisture.

One of the nice things about lighting trims is they are made to fit many different recessed lighting applications and come in various styles, colors and sizes to fit a range of recessed fixtures from the simple incandescent bulb type to the more energy efficient LED lighting fixtures. 

Lighting designs for your home décor!

When you’ve chosen the lighting for your home décor and are ready to transform your lighting experience in your home call NIC Construction & Electrical

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How to Organize Your Kitchen Space

Having a beautifully remodeled kitchen goes hand in hand with an organized space. This will benefit you and your family as they use the kitchen.

For this article we’ll be focusting on the cabinets around the stove, oven and higher cabinets above the microwave oven.

For example purposes only.

1.SPICES A great meal is made with great spices. The drawer right next to the stove can be utilized for your spices. Fill it full of spice jars that you can get from IKEA they are affordable and easy to label and make organizing your spices a breeze.

2. PULL-OUT #1 cabinets. To the side of the oven or below the spice drawer you can install pull-out cabinets. These pull-out cabinets can contain all of your pots/pans for cooking. Also within that cabinet you can have your larger stock-pots on the bottom shelf.

3. PULL-OUT #2 cabinets. On the other side of the oven you can utilize this space with larger mixing bowls, and colander. If you don’t want to use pull-out cabinets here another option is a lazy susan.

4. CABINETS-ABOVE to the left of stove and installed microwave can be utilized with all of your baking supplies. More mixing bowls, large mason jars to hold supplies, tools such as mixing spoons, and cupcake supplies.

5. CABINETS-ABOVE microwave large indoor grill is housed here. If you love indoor grilling, or perhaps your George Foreman grill can go here as well. A large bin next to the grill can hold all of your grilling supplies.

6. CABINETS-ABOVE to the right of the stove. Here you can house all of your everday dishes. Plates, serving platters, bowls. Easily accesible to set your dinner table with.

7. Lastly – your food should be stored in the pantry.

Keeping your food and kitchen supplies will keep you organized and you will enjoy your kitchen so much more.

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How to Design Your Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting is important for safety and security of your home. Beyond just the security the lighting will complement the look of your home during the evening/nightime hours.

Here are some ideas that will help you design the exterior lighting of your home.

1. Determine how many lights you’ll need for your yard.

2. Exterior entry lights should be at eye level and at least five feet above ground.

3. With entry lights in place. It’s important to remember the accent and ambient lighting, along walkways, highlighting plants of interest. You will create curb appeal.

4. Security lighting – for security and safety. These lights can be set for motion or dusk-to-dawn giving you the type of security you need day or night

Outdoor lighting in general must be water-proof and suitable for damp or wet locations 

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Choosing a Vanity for Your Bath Remodel

You’re ready to create your own spa experience at home and remodel your bathroom. One of the main responsibilities is choosing the right vanity for your new space. Here’s a breakdown of what is available out there.

We take a look at Home Depot, Wayfair and Restoration Hardware.

Home Depot’s Vanities:
1. Single Sink Vanities. These are perfect for small or guest bathrooms. The Glacier Bay collection includes vanities in a variety of styles including rustic, coastal and southwestern.

2. Double Sink Vanities. These are made for two with room for storage. Their Home Decorators Collection comes with two matching mirrors.

3. Floating Vanity. Floating vanities mount to the wall, leaving room underneath for storage. These vanities, like those in the Domani Collection, give your bathroom a modern look and design.

Wayfair’s Vanities:
1. Single Sink Vanities. Be sure to pair with a small matching mirror. Take a look at their large selection includes floating vanities. Ronbow offers vanities with stone sinks and a modern style.

2. Double Vanities. With two sinks and plenty of storage, double vanities can also be mounted as floating vanities. The Fresca Collection ranges from traditional to modern.

Restoration Hardware:
1. They offer narrow “powder vanities”. They fit tight spaces with a modern look and feel. Take a look at their collection.

2. Single Vanity collection. This group does have one sink, but is larger than the powder room collection above. Each of these vanities has many cabinets/storage.

3. Double Vanity collection. A modern and elegant collection for two with many drawers for storage.

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5 Steps to Starting Your Kitchen Remodel in Santa Clarita

So you’re ready to remodel your kitchen. You’ve watched enough Fixer Upper or Property Brothers on HGTV to inspire you to get started. What are some things to be aware of for a kitchen remodel? Quite a bit actually. You need to take the right steps to make it happen. Here’s a list that we think will make your remodel a success.

KITCHEN REMODEL STEPS:

Step #1: Plan and Budget for your Remodel. Planning for your remodel is very important. From cabinets/counters all the way to what faucets you like can have a big impact on what fits within your budget. Most Kitchen remodels start at about $10,000 and can exceed $40,000 so knowing what you like and what you can fit within your budget is very important.

Step #2: Research Styles and colors and give yourself options. Your kitchen is the most used room in your house so remember seek the help of a design professional when going over ideas. Also if your looking to update your appliances too there are many different options from basic all the way to Smart Appliances.

Step #3: Plan For The Unexpected. Even the best laid out plans can run into issues so always allow leeway. Whether its scheduling, material delays, or even the unforeseen plumbing or electrical issues inside a wall. Planning for the unexpected is always a smart move.

Step #4: Fixture and Hardware means everything. Once you’ve chosen the right cabinets for your kitchen the right hardware finishes the look. Always choose the right fixtures and hardware before beginning the job, this assists contractors in accurately estimating.

Step #5: Of Course The Final Step is choosing the right contractor for your remodel.   NIC Construction & Electrical prides themselves on many years of experience and is affordable. We help you bring your kitchen to life no matter what your budget.  Take your first step and contact us today.

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The Right Wiring Could Save Your Home

Your home’s safety is the utmost importance right?  Then don’t take a chance with faulty wiring that could possibly cause a fire.

If you have flickering lights, hear buzzing from an outlet or smell foul odor through your walls you more than likely have bad wiring.

According to Consumer Product Safety -” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical receptacles are involved in 5,300 fires every year, causing forty deaths and more than 100 consumer injuries.”

Don’t take that chance. Your home and family’s well being is important.

Schedule a free quote with NIC Construction today.  Call (661) 600-2851 or TEXT US

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Tips For Your Bath Remodel

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home.  

It’s important that your remodel reflects your tastes and style.  Here are some tips before you begin your bath remodel:

1. Set your budget.  Once you know your budget you can work within it.

2. Choose your color pallette.  What are your favorite color shemes.

3. Research others remodeled bathrooms for reference.

4. Make sure you choose the right counter surfaces for your vanity and shower/tub areas.

5.  Choose the right contractor to make it happen: NIC Construction.

Call (661) 600-2851 TEXT US.

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Remodeling Your Home in Santa Clarita

Thinking of remodeling your home? Live in the Santa Clarita Valley? Then think no further than N I C Construction for your remodeling project.

NIC Construction & Electrical is exceptionally diligent when it comes to providing the quality care you need in order to realize your vision.

We will take care of all the major and minor issues so that you can focus on the work at hand, without feeling overwhelmed.

No task is too big for us, let us help you get that project started! Contact us today at 661-600-2851