Outdoor lighting for your landscape certainly has its advantages and benefits. There are of course all different kinds of lighting that you can have installed, and some lights are easier to put up than others. For example, if you want to get some outdoor lighting that looks nice, is more cost efficient and rather easy to install yourself, you could opt for outdoor solar lights. Again, you have many choices, but let’s look at how different types of landscape lighting can make your home stand out.
The song ‘Every Light in the House is on’ comes to mind because of how when making your home stand out with outdoor lighting, it is possible to go overboard. You don’t want those solar lights looking like they are creating a runway. If you have a big enough driveway, a plane might decide to land. In all seriousness, outdoor landscape lighting has numerous benefits, and when it comes to making your home stand out, safety is also emphasized.
Safety is of course key and why many homeowners set up landscape lighting. This type of lighting can also help keep driveways, sidewalks and more lit up so it isn’t difficult to find your way around at night. Just remember to not exactly light up the runway, and I am pretty sure I have driven that point home. Navigation is key, especially if you reside in a more rural area and your landscape could use a little extra light.
Installing landscape lighting is also said to help improve functionality in many ways. Plus, you can showcase certain aspects of your lawn, such as a corner garden or some other particular setup you have. Maybe you plan to have a gazebo put up. If you take a look around, you can likely start to think of all kinds of ways in which landscape lighting would help with functionality and decor.
Maybe you don’t have much to your landscape, yet. Start adding lights and come up with other projects. Just remember to have a plan, and that includes the type of lighting you are going to have installed. Solar lights might not be the best bet for some projects of course, but they would still be my top recommendation.
Could it be a barbecue pit or area that your lawn needs? If that’s the case, you definitely want to be able to light that area up for barbecues at night. You might also think more about businesses using outdoor accent lighting for decor purposes, but you as a homeowner can certainly do so, too. See what creative ideas you can come up with as you look at the different types of lighting available.
Take note of examples you like that you might have seen in person or online. Then give us a call and tell us what you are looking for. Our designers will create the perfect landscape lighting for your home.