Having a gorgeous garden, a beautiful patio, and a stunning walkway is great, but to take full advantage of these elements, lighting is key. During a sunny day you may not think of lighting to be the missing piece, but as soon as the sun sets and night falls, you’ll be glad to see warm soft bulbs to light up your entertaining area, or bright LED lights to shine the way on a stairway.
Having your outdoor space well lit is also vital for the safety of you, your family, and your guests alike. Landscape lighting can mean the difference between a pleasant stroll through your garden and a sprained ankle, or worse. Motion sensor lights can also deter pests and unwelcome visitors, protecting your home. It can also be a great upgrade to the style of your backyard, helping match your newly updated outdoor space. A lighting retrofit can make your lighting more attractive, using the latest technology for a higher quality and more energy efficient light.
Whether your lighting is decorative or functional, landscape lighting design is an important piece of your outdoor area. They can fit your backyard’s aesthetic, complementing your space with porch lights, flood lights, accent lights, or even candlelight from a hanging lantern! Using the best environmental technology available, a landscape designer can make sure this addition will be economically and environmentally friendly. A popular option for outdoor lighting is solar powered - alternatively, they can be connected to an electric power source, which your landscape expert can help set up.
Pathway lights are not only aesthetically pleasing as the day grows darker, they’re necessary for the safety for all those who walk upon it. These functional lights will keep walkers from missing a step or stepping into and crushing your garden, and they can even highlight plants that are below eye-level. These lights should shine downwards towards your feet without a glare that could result in poor visibility. Well-designed pathways should always have lighting to ensure usability not only in the daytime, but through dusk and night as well.
Similarly to pathway lighting, stairway lighting is vital for safety. While your staircases should meet building codes in terms of step height and length, lighting will greatly improve one’s comfort walking there, especially for those who are not familiar with your area. There are many options to fit the look you want, such as wall sconces or fixtures, riser lights, and under tread lights, all available in a more discreet look or a visible but elegant option.
You take excellent care of your garden, but once the sun goes down, nobody can see that! Your garden, in particular your highly prized plants, should be a focal point, a source of pride. With strategic design planning, you can highlight certain elements in your garden. With some garden lighting, you can choose a few features with your landscape designer, pulling in your admirers’ focus to specific spots, even at night. You have a vision for your garden by day, so why not take advantage of lighting to showcase it by night!
Perfectly placed light fixtures in your outdoor space can make or break your post sundown view. We recommend installing lighting in your outdoor kitchen, patio, or anywhere you may entertain to lengthen the amount of time you can use it! If not properly lit, spending more time outdoors after the sun’s gone down can be an unattractive option for your family and guests. What a perfect time it would be to continue your daytime activities into your evening, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors, daytime and nighttime. Imagine some string lights dotting the darkening sky that create a magical scene as they turn on. Soft lanterns illuminating your eating area, delighting your guests while also not interrupting the party. Strips of LED lights brighten the faces of those around you, only then realizing how much time has passed enjoying each other’s company. Trust us, lighting in your outdoor space will provide you with more time together, and more wonderful memories!