Landscape Lighting Design
Outdoor Lighting Enhances Property’s Beauty and Safety
There’s no better time than summer to spruce up your backyard. When you spend time outside entertaining family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your yard. Whether you’re relaxing outside on your patio or you want to use a spotlight to add drama to trees, shrubs, and distinctive landscaping, outdoor lighting can do the trick while also adding beauty and character to your home. Here are some of the many benefits of outdoor lighting to consider when planning your outdoor space:
Extend your living areas by lighting your outdoor living area. If you have a deck or patio with seating, add comfortable and attractive lighting to enable you to use these areas after dark. The ambiance of outdoor seating can be pleasant and inviting, especially when you feature attractive outdoor lighting that adds to your outdoor decor. Be sure to install LED yard lighting, which is less likely to attract mosquitoes than incandescent lights.
The safety of your family and guests when outside or entering the home is another benefit of outdoor lighting. Since evenings are prime time for summer entertaining, lighting is an essential safety measure, so guests can avoid potential dangers such as unlit stairs, walkways, pools, and other tripping hazards. Light walkways to ensure that people navigate these areas safely. Zone lighting can be effective for lighting a patio, deck, pool area or outdoor seating area. Illuminate sidewalks, driveways, garages, house numbers, and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark and also allow visitors to find your home with ease. The more lights, the safer your outdoor living areas will be.
An illuminated yard provides a sense security and comfort. Lights illuminating your home’s exterior makes the house less of a target for crimes like vandalism or burglary. When you keep your outdoor living areas well-lit, a criminal cannot hide or approach your home as easily. When people see a well-lit yard, they often perceive that the property is cared for and well-maintained; lighting also makes it difficult for a potential break-in to go unnoticed, which can deter criminals from trespassing on your property. When choosing where to place landscape lighting for security, consider the darkest areas of the yard and the places near the home where a burglar could enter.
The most obvious advantage to outdoor lighting is the enhancement of your home’s overall appearance. Outdoor lighting highlights the architectural features of your home and adds drama to your landscaping. A well-lit home also presents a cared-for impression to the entire neighborhood. In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will appear warm and inviting. Landscape lighting makes your house stand out and boosts its curb appeal.
Benefits of Landscape Lighting
- Improved value of the property
- Enhancing the bright colors of foliage, gardens, statutes, or trees
- Curb appeal
Landscape Lighting Design Process
We’ll start the process by creating a sitemap for you, detailing all the landscape features and areas that need proper lighting. As part of our design service, we will work with you in choosing the right landscape lighting fixtures for each area based on the desired affects you want to accomplish. As outdoor lighting design contractors, our team of technicians has trained extensively in the product specifications for all of the fixtures we supply, including all electrical installation techniques. It’s important to us that every employee of Andy’s adheres to all the safety compliance standards for both residential and commercial lighting design. As soon as we’ve completed your landscape lighting installation, we will continue to monitor your system periodically to ensure it’s accomplishing the goals and expectations you’ve created.
Contact Us Today
Regardless of the purpose, there are many positive benefits to having outdoor lighting. From increasing safety and security to adding style and beauty, outdoor lighting offers both aesthetic and functional benefits to your home. Call our landscape lighting design experts or complete our easy appointment request, and we’ll meet with you to determine which outdoor lighting products will best meet your needs and help transform your yard into a beautiful, secure place.