Now that you have perfected your outdoors to accommodate your style of living, why have it limited to only daytime hours? Landscape lighting design and installation is one of the best ways to lengthen the amount of time you can spend in your outdoor space. Utilize these tips to extend your living area from indoors to outside all day and into the evening! Show off your home’s special design features and light up your favorite places for safety and added curb appeal.
Lighting Design and Feel
Specialized lighting of your landscape is necessary for safety on walkways, decks, and railings. It also adds subtle color and texture that will accent your home. Simple “blue” lights installed 30 feet up in your evergreens, create a moonlight effect, whereas candlelight effect, warm “yellow” lighting, is perfect for close intimate seating in a dining or fire pit area.
Front Yard Lighting
Landscape lighting in the front yard is typically focused on being able guide into your home safely. Custom landscape lighting will help you spot dangerous ice patches, animals, or other possible hazards in your way. But specialized outdoor lighting can also highlight retaining walls, plants, and statues. Utilize landscape lighting in the front of your home to shine a spotlight on its beautiful and unique qualities. Make a lasting impression and enhance the attractiveness of your property’s best features’
In your backyard it is important to remember that landscape lighting isn’t just about ground lighting. Overhead lighting in certain areas of your backyard space such as a patio, outdoor kitchen, or dining area will enable you to transition from day to night with ease. Use a chandelier or hanging lights to make your dining and bar area ready for entertaining. Don’t forget to highlight your pool, fountains and bridges from underneath to create a soft glowing look.
Make Your Landscape Lighting Special
The sky is the limit when it comes to lighting options! Timed lighting, motion sensors, solar powered, low voltage, and dimmer lights are great for any landscape. Changes in technology have given more options to homeowners by allowing lighting, pools, spas and even fire pits to be turn on remotely through an app providing convenience and peace of mind. Lastly, if you want to keep your landscape lighting fresh and inviting throughout the year, change the color of some lights on your landscape to go with the season or holiday.
A balanced lighting effect will serve to execute your ultimate landscape dreams. A custom landscape lighting design will highlight and magnify your property’s curb appeal, special assets, and the value of your home by shining a light on everything your landscape has to offer.