Home Security: Why Landscape Lighting is Important to Your Home
Do you feel like you can’t see your yard or driveway at night? Many homeowners are forced to abandon their yards at night due to a lack of lighting. If you have ever ventured out after dark, you know how difficult and even frightening it can be, not to mention dangerous. Luckily, there is a way to transform your yard into an inviting oasis even after dusk. In this blog post, we will discuss the many benefits of landscape lighting and how to determine the right type of landscape lighting for your home.
Why Should You Have Landscape Lighting?
If you want to increase the appeal of your yard in the dark, landscape lighting can be very beneficial. Here are just a few reasons to have landscape lighting installed at your home.
- Your landscape will look nicer - If you are looking to make your property more appealing, adding some landscape lighting will make a huge difference. It will make the landscape look much nicer if you have a yard that is cluttered with trees, plants, or other obstacles.
- It makes your home more appealing to visitors - Even if you live alone and don’t plan to sell or rent your house any time soon, adding some landscaping lighting can make your home look more inviting to visitors. For some people, it can also be a great thing to do if you like having company over. Your home will look nicer, and it can be a fun way to decorate your outdoor space.
-Brings out the features of your yard - Adding lighting to your landscape brings out your yard's nicest features. Whether you have a pool you would like to show off, a garden, or trees, adding lighting brings out those features after sunlight! Lighting can be added to accent all or just parts of your landscape and create unique shadows to create dramatic flair. If you would like a consultation on proper placement and installation of lightning, your landscape contractor should be able to assist you.
-Enjoying your outdoor space at night - Adding landscape lighting will allow you to use your outdoor space day round! This is perfect for late-night parties when you want to enjoy the summer nights, or playing a game of soccer under the stars with your kids.
-Security- The most important reason to have landscape lighting at your home is security. Landscape lightning helps ward off would be intruders by creating a bright and visible scene in front of the home for anyone passing by. This alone is enough reason to have lighting professionally installed.
Types of Landscape Lighting
- Path Lighting - If you like to walk outdoors at night, then path lighting is a great type of lighting for you. Path lights can be solar or installed as low voltage lightning, set with a timer on your phone to ensure they come on at the proper times. There are many types of path lights you can choose from. You can choose ones with motion sensors to turn them on when you walk by, or use a sensor to have the turn on from dusk-dawn. We can even install lights in your paver walkway to ensure it stays lit for you every night.
- Outdoor Lighting for Decks - Outdoor lighting for decks are great if you like to sit outside on your deck during the evening. It can make the deck more inviting, and you don’t have to worry about injuring yourself if you fall off the deck while sitting outside at night. Outdoor lighting for decks can be made to look like deck lights that are very decorative and colorful. It can also be made to be very subtle and blend into the surroundings, so no one even notices it is there.
- Outdoor Lighting for Landscaping - Outdoor lighting for landscaping is great for transforming your yard into an inviting oasis. Most of these types of lights are waterproof, will not rust, and are very durable. You can choose from a variety of styles, colors, and styles to create a level of illumination you want. Many of these lights are waterproof, so they can be used in the rain or snow without issues. One of our favorite uses of landscape lighting is installing color changing lights so our clients can change the bulbs to match the season or holiday. It creates a quick and functional way to decorate your home.
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How to Choose the Best Landscape Lighting for You
There are several factors you should consider when choosing the best landscape lighting for your home. These include the style of lighting, the type of location the lighting is used in, and the desired illumination level. Here are some factors you should consider.
- Type of Area - This is one of the most important factors when choosing the best landscape lighting. You will want to find out what type of area you are lighting. Is it your front yard, back yard, or side yard? Are you trying to highlight or minimize certain features? Is it for functionality or style? This can make a big difference in the type of lighting you choose.
- Style of Lighting - Another important factor to consider when choosing the best landscape lighting for your yard is the style. This includes the style of the lamp, the color of the lamp, and the size of the lamp. These are all important factors that will affect how your yard looks with the lighting.
- Location - Another important factor to consider when choosing the best landscape lighting for your yard is the location. This includes things like the proximity to trees, other obstacles, and the area around the lighting. You will want to find the best place for the lighting to create the most impact.
Landscape lighting can make your yard feel more welcoming and relaxing. It can also help make your home more appealing to visitors by adding a sense of comfort. It not only adds a beautiful style element to your home, but it helps keep your family safe! These are just a few of the many reasons to add some landscape lighting to your yard. There are many types of landscape lighting you can choose from, and we can help you determine the correct type to fit your needs. If you need assistance installing or designing a plan for your landscape lighting, contact us today and we will be happy to assist you.
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