Common reasons why people choose professional landscape lighting:
Beautification- Focal points during the day nowstand out and become more visible. Textures not seen in daylight now have eye-catching detail. Architectural features of the home can be accented, which brings the home and landscape together to create a resort-like feel.
Usability- Landscape lighting enjoyably extends the time spent outdoors. Now patios, pools and children’s play areas become entertainment venues, or just relaxing places to unwind.
Safe Passage- Hazards such as steps, low-hangin gor thorny vegetation, abrupt elevation changes or toys in a walkway can be avoided with properly placed landscape lighting. Even though property owners know their way around, guests may not.
Security. It is a proven fact that a well-lit landscape will deter potential intruders by eliminating dark areas and shadows that would conceal movement around the property. Landscape lighting also allows the homeowner and neighbors to see and identify potential intruders.
Value- From a personally pleasing perspective, landscape lighting not only brings the property to life, it brings life to the property. From a practical perspective, professionally installed landscape lighting provides anexcellent return on investment, because it creates a marvelous first impression when viewed by family and friends or possible prospective buyers. By day, the architecture of your home and surrounding landscape can be admired and enjoyed by all. At night, however, your home and landscape fade into the darkness. To make sure your property is properly illuminated and becomes the envy of the neighborhood, a professional will ask you alot of questions. Your answers make it easier for a professional to better understand why you want landscape lighting, and how you intend to use your exterior property after the lighting has been installed. You have made a substantial investment in your home and landscaping. Effectively communicating your wants and desires about what you would like professional outdoor lighting to accomplish will elevate the value of this investment, as well as enhance your pride of ownership.
After asking questions and listening to your answers, a professional will put together a landscape lighting design for your property. The following are different types of lighting techniques a professional may factor into your design:
Highlight or Focal Point