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Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Space

One of the most common questions our customers ask is, “How bright is this light fixture?” And while it seems a simple question, there are several factors to consider to provide a good answer. These include the fixture design, light bulbs, the space, and fixture location, among others. Check out our step-by-step summary below which can help you choose the best lighting for your space. Step 1: Understand Your Space’s Lighting Needs Identify the room and location in the room where the lighting will be. Rooms like kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms often require more light than bedrooms, living rooms,...

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Wow with Custom Lighting in Your Space

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Wow with Custom Lighting in Your Space

“Wow.” Is there any better compliment as someone enters your home? There are several ways to elicit this response, but one of the best ways is with your lighting. Now there are some great options ranging from the bargains on Wayfair to the ultra-lux Lindsey Adelman fixtures, but those aren’t the only options. The latest on-trend way to “wow” in your space is with custom lighting. One of the best qualities of custom lighting is that it is unique. If you’re looking to gobsmack your in-laws and friends from college, it’s easier to do so if you have lighting that is original. You’re looking...

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Sizing a Chandelier: Diameter & Hanging Height

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Sizing a Chandelier: Diameter & Hanging Height

There are a few rules you can use to shopping for a chandelier to ensure you're purchasing the best size for your space. Fixture Diameter/WidthTo approximate the diameter or maximum width of your fixture, add the length and width of your room in feet. Change the unit to inches on the sum you obtain to approximate the fixture size. For example, if you have a dining room that is 13'x14', then you'll need an approximately 27" fixture. If you have a longer, rectangular room, you may consider then shopping for a longer, horizontal fixture in the same shape of the room....

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The Difference Between Watts and Lumens

The Difference Between Watts and Lumens

One of the most common questions we receive is about the bulb wattage to use with a chandelier. Simply put, bulb wattage tells you the amount of power a bulb uses and not the amount of light it produces. This amount is measured instead in units called lumens.  Because the majority of bulbs on the market in years past were incandescent bulbs, most people knew how much light could be produced by a 40W, 60W, or 100W incandescent bulb. For that reason, the wattage count became the standard for knowing how much light a bulb created. With many of the newer bulb technologies...

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Dutton Brown Featured in Midwest Home Magazine

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Dutton Brown Featured in Midwest Home Magazine

Dutton Brown Moves into Northeast Minneapolis Space Having worked to grow our business on Etsy for the past couple of years, our primary focus has been producing quality fixtures. It was important to us to build a reputation of quality, reliability, and good customer service. With a sizable portfolio of products and clients now from all 50 states, we finally felt comfortable putting faces to our names and the brand we've worked so hard to build. Huge thanks go to Midwest Home Mag for taking the time to tell our story.  

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