2022 Sioux Empire Home Show™: Behind the Scenes

Mahlander’s is excited to once again be part of the Sioux Empire Home Show™, hosted by the Home Builders of the Sioux Empire. It has been a hallmark event for the appliance and lighting retailer for many years, and this year’s event – taking place Friday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center promises to be terrific. It is a chance for home improvement industry professionals to showcase their products and services. It is also a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to gather ideas, see the latest innovations and trends and connect with the experts they will need for current or future home projects.

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Three Kitchen Trends We’ll See in 2022

Kitchen trends for 2022 include a focus on finishes, high-tech appliances, and upgraded, flexible lighting – all with an eye toward increased functionality and versatility with a heaping addition of aesthetic flair.

Check out these trends, which will help make your kitchen work best for you while adding timeless style which will last for years.

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New Faces: Meet our Newest Lighting Consultants

When visiting our Sioux Falls showroom,  you’ll see some new faces: Mahlander’s welcomes two new Lighting Consultants to our sales team.  Alisha and Kristen have joined the ranks, filling places previously held by recently-retired staff.  “We’re so happy to have Kristen and Alisha in the Mahlander’s family,” says Sales Manager Rosie Kindt. “We appreciate their fresh ideas, energy and cheerful personalities.” Starting within weeks

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Tricks of the Trade: Scale in Lighting Design

Giving any room in your home a quick and easy update can be as simple as changing out a light fixture. It is a great way to infuse your unique style into a space, make a statement or create a dramatic new focal point in a room. But there are some important things to remember, particularly when it comes to scale.

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Five Tips to Maintain Your Outdoor Lighting

Many homeowners neglect their outdoor light fixtures, but maintaining them is equally important as any other electrical appliance, indoors or out. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to maintain your outdoor lighting. Simply add a few simple tasks to your to-do list every now and then; they’ll go a long way toward ensuring your outdoor lighting lasts.

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Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Vostad with Kelly Construction

At Mahlander’s, we’re fortunate to work with many talented designers. While we get to see them regularly, most of our clients don’t … so it’s time to shine a little light on the interior design professionals we are grateful to count among our friends and customers.
Designers help bring clients’ visions to life in their new spaces, while keeping budget, aesthetics and function in mind. It’s no small task! Stephanie Vostad from Kelly Construction makes it seem effortless. And it is an absolute joy to have her visit our showroom! 

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Three Ways to Clean Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great way to enhance both the style and function of nearly any room, but they can pose a challenge when it comes to cleaning. However, cleaning your ceiling fan regularly is important to preserve both its aesthetics and function. Besides being unsightly, letting dust and grime build up on your fan can lead to humming, wobbling and possibly even motor failure. Further, when large amounts of dust are on the blades and the fan is running, that dust and dirt spreads across the room – ew!

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New Faces: Meet Our Summer Interns

This summer, Mahlander’s is fortunate to have two talented young women on staff as interns in our lighting sales department. Mattie and Anna are both students at the South Dakota State University School of Design, and we are excited to have them aboard. We’d like to introduce you to both of them.

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