Choosing to add outdoor lighting to your house can be one of the best decisions a homeowner can make. With potential benefits ranging from raising the value of your home, improving curb appeal, and increasing the safety and security of your home. Or simply making the backyard more inviting for friends and family to spend time in, and therefore utilizing your entire living space.
With a number of options, you can strategically place lights outdoors to illuminate landscaping, hardscaping, pathways, as well as adding ambient lighting to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Some options for increasing the security of your home through well-planned lighting include adding flood lights on the sides of your home with motion sensors, automatic lights with timers (especially useful for when you go on vacation), post lights, and path lights. Including these along with aesthetic uplights, front garden lighting and low-voltage lighting around your trees and shrubs will highlight the charming features of your home while providing a layer of security to you and your family. Ensuring every corner of your home’s property is visible at night deters intruders, and increases visibility in the dark for when you have to go out at night yourself, as it will be much easier to navigate after the sun goes down.
Let your home shine! Use professional outdoor and landscape lighting to highlight your favourite, and the most charming characteristics of your home that get lost in the dark when nighttime falls. Such as a garden you’ve spent time on, a large beautiful tree, the exterior siding, or an inviting walkway to the front entrance. This will let your creativity shine for all to see, the neighbours, and those who pass by, will not be able to stop themselves from glancing every time.
INVITING BACKYARD AMBIANCE:
Don’t let the sun setting take your party indoors, with the right lighting you can set an inviting mood in the backyard. Choose warm and welcoming lighting, and everyone in the house will want to spend their nights outdoors. Set dinners outside, choose to relax, or entertain friends and guests, while showcasing the backyard and its landscaping. Use deck & step lights, string lights, and illumination of your trees and shrubs. Install a ceiling light under a back porch for visibility and bringing out details, or sconces angled down on surrounding walls for a gentle glow. The soft backyard lighting will illuminate features hard to see in the dark, increase visibility and safety, and overall showcasing your beautiful backyard.
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF DUSTY MILLER LANDSCAPING.