Three Ways to Beautify Your Home’s Exterior with Landscape Lighting
Make Your Home Shine on the Outside
It’s almost spring in Texas; the weather is turning warmer, and the outdoors is getting greener. This is typically an excellent time to do new landscaping work both for maintenance and the spring and summer season.
You put a lot of effort into your lawns and gardens to make an impression with your home - either for yourself or your visitors. What happens after dark? Much of that investment might go unseen. Don’t let your home’s beautiful exteriors go unappreciated. With a landscape lighting plan and installation for your Houston, TX home, you can shine a light on your property and show it off.
Keep reading for three ways you can use landscape lighting to enhance the appearance of your home.
Downlighting and Area Lighting
Our mild and humid climate makes for great trees. Downlights can be installed in trees to softly illuminate a garden, yard, or driveway. You can choose warm lighting if you prefer, but cooler toned bulbs can simulate natural moonlight for a beautiful effect.
Spot and Accent Lighting
With the diverse range of architecture in the city, lighting can feature unique aspects of your home's exterior. Focus light on a unique front entrance. Use up-lights to highlight a mature tree that anchors the lawn. If you have fountains or water features, highlight the beauty of flowing water with lights inside or around the feature to make the water ripple with light.
Shadowing and Silhouetting
Do you have an outdoor sculpture or other unique features in your landscape? Cast an intriguing shadow by illuminating it from above. Or cast an interesting silhouette against the structure of your home. If you are installing new or updating the landscaping, consider how light can showcase it after dark, and integrate the lighting into the design.
Partner with a Company that Understands Smart Technology
With today’s smart lighting technology, you should consider controlling your landscape lighting with a lighting control system. You could have your lights come on at dusk and go off at dawn, automatically adjusting seasonally without any effort from you. For a festive look, with LED color changing bulbs and fixtures, you can color your landscape with holiday colors, school colors, or whatever you may be celebrating. With smart lighting, it's easy to control the whole system, part of it, or schedule temporary configurations. Your landscape lighting can and should be part of other automated functions like interior lighting, water features or pools, and more.
Get creative with landscape lighting and show off the beauty of your home. Fill out our online contact form or give us a call to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to work with you.