If you think your front landscape and gardens can look great during the day in the Florida sunshine, just wait until you see them spring to life each evening after dusk settles with curb appeal outdoor lighting.
There is truly something magical about seeing the hues of flowers and plants illuminated with softly lit low voltage outdoor lighting. Clusters of lantana and hibiscus explode with their vibrant pastel colors of white, yellow, and pink, as only nighttime lighting can achieve. Palm trees and succulents showcase their fluid structures in a way only the evening hours can provide with the right landscape lighting.
August is National Curb Appeal Month, and now is the best time to consider the addition of custom outdoor lighting to show all facets of your home and landscape in the best light!
We have a wide array of outdoor lighting fixtures and effects to help your home exterior become the shining jewel of your neighborhood.
5 WAYS TO INCREASE CURB APPEAL THROUGH OUTDOOR LIGHTING
- Use lighting to highlight your home’s architectural features.
One of the most efficient ways we utilize lighting for curb appeal here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay is to install up lighting to illuminate your home’s best features. Our talented team positions our high-quality fixtures in a way that compliments your home’s architecture, texture of your stone or masonry and other finish details. Our process is to focus the design plan to broadcast the right amount of light and shadow to accentuate details such as pillars, rock walls, dormers or other areas you want to highlight.
2. Silhouette landscape features.
Another technique we use to increase curb appeal is to silhouette specific landscaping features at night. This could be topiary or statuary, for example, but could also be uniquely attractive trees or bushes.
3. Create areas of light and shadow to increase visual interest.
In addition to highlighting any standout architectural or landscape elements, you can also make your landscape lighting the focal point of your yard. By creating areas of light and shadowing, you can boost visual interest increasing depth, texture and dimension. This technique may come in handy as you wait for newly planted landscaping features to mature into their full beauty.
4. Incorporate your lighting into your overall landscape design.
It is important to take the time to incorporate your lighting into your overall landscape design to create a more cohesive look. This is for both new and existing landscapes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay will ensure your functional lighting needs are being met and that the lighting is actually adding to your home’s curb appeal. In fact, it is best to have us onsite when meeting with your landscaper when you are installing a new or revised planting plan.
5. Don’t forget to put your landscape lighting on a timer.
As summer comes to an end, the evening skies get darker earlier. Once you have taken the time and made the investment to install beautiful outdoor lighting, enjoy how splendid and inviting your home looks as you come down the street and pull into your driveway after dusk. It’s beautification, safety and functional convenience rolled into one.
Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay add curb appeal to your home with custom outdoor lighting. We design specific to your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more.
Robert van der Putten, owner at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay.