For over 100 years Mahlander’s Appliance and Lighting has been bringing innovations to your home with quality products and exceptional service. Started in 1906 as an electrical contractor, Mahlander’s quickly became one of the leaders in the Sioux Empire. Their first location was in downtown Sioux Falls across from the old State Theater. Mahlander’s has been in their current location at 8th and Minnesota for over 25 years. Mahlander’s is now the area’s premier major appliances and lighting showroom.
Mahlander’s has over 1500 interior and exterior lighting fixtures on display in their showroom, and works with over 100 different lighting companies. The huge selection may be overwhelming to some customers, but Mahlander’s lighting consultants hRead More
Eight surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting!
You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought.
But here's the thing - you should.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home has approximately 50 light sockets, and most of those still contain inefficient light bulbs. These bulbs spend 90 percent of the energy they use creating heat around the bulb and only the remaining 10 percent providing any real, actual light. This is just one surprising fact about your lighting you may never have considered. To get you thinking about your lights in a whole new way, here are eight more surprising lighting facts.
* Small costs, big savings for you. An ENERGY STAR-certified LEDRead More
As technology changes and improves with time, new inventions are created and old ones are phased out. That is exactly what’s happening to the traditional, inefficient incandescent light bulbs found in many homes across the Sioux Empire.
Did you know that according to United States Department of Energy, starting in 2012 light bulbs were required to use 25% less energy? This means you now have several energy efficient options to choose from in the stores. The reason for the change in lighting choices is to ultimately save you money. In fact, the new lighting standards could save the US households nearly $6 billion dollars in 2015 alone.
But just how does that put more money in your wallet? The new energy-saving light bulbs could save you about $50 per year when you replace 15 traRead More
Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in homes. Here are five electrical safety facts that you should know to protect your family and your home.
1. If lights flicker or dim repeatedly, you should call an electrician.
Flickering or dimming lights signifies an overload and a professional should be contacted. Power outages due to power line accidents, strong wind, storms or extreme heat also can cause brief interruptions. You can call your power company to find out details on the situation, or check your circuit boxes for those outages. You also should call your electrician if you are constantly resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses, smell burninRead More
“I Want to Update My Lighting”
By Jessica Evans, Cozy Home Lighting
It all starts here... You see those fixtures every day. You don’t like your brass fixtures from the ‘80s; they’re so outdated. Or your home was built in 2002, but the rooms are still dark and that stock collection of fixtures that matches all the way through the house (and EVERY other house in the neighborhood!), makes you want something different. But where do you start? How much will the fixtures cost? What about the electrician’s cost?
I get it. I’ve been there. It snowballs into a larger project than you expected! You start with the dining room chandelier, or the red shaded pendants that you thought were cool in 2006. Then, you’re talking about recessed lights, and the bathrooms havRead More
You may be wondering how to save money on your energy bills this year. Conducting a do-it-yourself home energy audit is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy your home consumes and determine what you can do to make your home more energy efficient.
Look at the bulbs in your home and determine if a lower-watt bulb would work just as well for your needs. For lights that will be used more than two hours each day, replace your incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and you can save upRead More
The bathroom doesn't have to be basic. Thanks to a wide array of new products on the market - and plenty of ways to customize - even the most outdated bathrooms can become an oasis of tranquility and a lavish retreat away from the stresses of everyday life. Here are six ideas for transforming your bathroom into a luxurious spa-like space.
What could be more relaxing than a bubble bath? While some people still enjoy a whirlpool tub, freestanding tubs are growing in popularity, creating a stylish focal point in the master bathroom. Freestanding tub-filler faucets add the perfect finishing touch. Whether your taste is traditional or modern, there are an array of options to accommodate any style preference. To make your bath even more luxurious, some tubs offer a builtRead More
At Showplace Kitchens, “Your Showplace begins here, with us.” We say this because remodeling your existing home or building a new home involves many, oftentimes unfamiliar, decisions. In turn, our two beautiful showrooms along with the experience of our knowledgeable staff will guide the discovery and decision-making process to best identify the wants and needs of our clients. Every project will reflect the clients’ specific tastes and desires. A new 60,000 square foot manufacturing plant on the Showplace campus in Harrisburg is now home to ShowplaceEVO, Showplace’s newest line of cabinetry, known in the industry as full-access, frameless, or European-style cabinetry.
Showplace cabinetry has the flexibility to meet your deRead More
Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular home improvement projects and they provide impressive return on investment. While plenty of focus goes into selecting the perfect tile or ideal shower surround, there's one critical area that too often is overlooked: the lighting.
To make the most out of your remodel and ensure a space that is as functional as it is fashionable, it's important to understand the purpose of different types of lighting and how each influences the style and usefulness of the bathroom. A surprising number of bathrooms have critically poor lighting that not only detracts from their design, but makes it more difficult to do daily tasks
Whether you have a petite powder room or a grand master bath, there are four main types of lighting you should consider: ambRead More
Having proper lighting really affects the way a home functions. Lighting helps to create a mood and feeling that influences the rest of the mood of the room. In each room of the house it is good to know the different tips and tricks to set the right mood in that particular room.
In living spaces it is good to have layered lighting effects. These spaces are one of the busiest and most used areas in the house. It is good to have adjustable lighting options to keep up with the amount of activity that happens here. To be able to dim or illuminate the lights are important. Also having lighter walls that help reflect the illumination of the lighting is good as well. Adding accent lighting will help keep the space intimate and warm. The key to living spaces is allowing the lighting to be versatiRead More
By Penny Klinedinst
Throughout fall and winter we've been immersed in festivity, family, and friends. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s time to focus on relaxing and taking care of ourselves.
We all need a private place in our home to retreat. And while that may be your behind-the-scenes sanctuary-off-limits to guest- it doesn’t mean it should be any less beautiful than other spaces. After all, our interiors are as much for our own pleasure as others’.
And, let’s face it. In this part of the country, we’re going to be indoors a lot for several months. Let’s make it a positive, rejuvenating experience.
Simplicity Starts with Black and White
More and more, we’re getting requests for master suites that are like a couples’ private retreat space, wiRead More
By Lindsay Chicoine, Interior Designer
Newer homes have moved away from floor plans with a formal dining room. Most people want homes with rooms that they can live in every day, not a cordoned off dining space that is only occupied on major holidays. The good news is that today there are many options for multi-functional dining furniture that can easily shift a room from a homework or crafting area to an elegant dining space.
If you’re looking for versatility, a server is a great flexible piece to include in your dining room. Living up to its name, the server acts as an extension of the kitchen, offering additional countertop space and a place to set serving dishes at crowded meals. Servers typically include drawers, doors, or combinations of the two. These can be used to storeRead More