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Holiday Baking: Tips for a Crackless Cheesecake

While it’s hard to ruin the taste of this oh-so-special treat, they sometimes end up a bit dry and far from aesthetically perfect. The usual culprit? Cracks – deep or shallow, those jagged, ugly scars mar the perfection of an otherwise-delightful treat.

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Tips for fall landscape lighting maintenance

It’s time to get your landscape lighting ready for the change in seasons. No worries; we’ve got your covered! These tips for landscape lighting maintenance will help you get your yard ready for all that fall and winter bring. 

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Often Forgotten Spaces: Light Up your Laundry, Mudroom & Hallways

Planning the lighting design for a renovation, remodel or new construction can be overwhelming. You have so many choices to make (besides lighting!) and there may be a point where you don’t much care what the light fixture looks like, just get it working already! But don’t succumb to fixture fatigue … ALL of the rooms of your home deserve to be well-lighted, and that includes the often forgotten spaces: laundry & mud rooms, hallways and secondary entries.

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Tips for Selecting Bathroom Lighting

The bathroom is where most of us begin and end much of our daily routine – bathing, grooming, unwinding with a long soak or shower. It’s often a respite from the hubbub of the day, a place for rejuvenation. Those transformative activities require a thoughtful and thorough lighting schematic, not just popping a couple of fixtures on the wall and calling it good. Consider these tips when selecting your bathroom lighting.

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New Faces: Meet Mariah, our summer intern

This summer, Mahlander’s is once again fortunate to have a talented young woman on staff as an intern in our lighting sales department. Mariah will be a senior in at South Dakota State University School of Design, and we are excited to have her joining our team for the summer. 

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Appliance Supply Chain Woes: Tips for Dealing with the Shortages

We’ve heard the horror stories: A beautiful new or recently-remodeled kitchen is near completion, but the would-be happy homeowners (or contractors) are waiting for that last piece of the kitchen appliance package – a specialty wall oven, the matching fridge or the must-have microwave – and it’s still not available. They’ve been waiting for weeks, months or, in the worst case scenarios, a year or more.

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Tips for Picking the Perfect Pendant Lighting

Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Or starting a new construction project? It’s never too early to start planning! In fact, it’s essential to begin planning your kitchen lighting as early as possible in your kitchen design process. Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Or starting a new construction project? It’s never too early to start planning! In fact, it’s essential to begin planning your kitchen lighting as early as possible in your kitchen design process. 

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Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Kitchen Lighting

Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Or starting a new construction project? It’s never too early to start planning! In fact, it’s essential to begin planning your kitchen lighting as early as possible in your kitchen design process. Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Or starting a new construction project? It’s never too early to start planning! In fact, it’s essential to begin planning your kitchen lighting as early as possible in your kitchen design process. 

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