If you’ve ever driven through upscale neighborhoods at night, you’ve probably noticed that the homes are beautifully lighted. Did they stop with a front porch light and two garage side lights? Hardly. They extended the lighting across the facade of the home, along pathways, into the trees and landscaping and even highlighted specific landscape elements further from the home.
That’s because a professional outdoor lighting company designed and installed it all. Don’t make rookie mistakes. Here are a few tips from the pros at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City that will help you make your home look more upscale and avoid rookie lighting mistakes:
FOCUS ON FOLIAGE
Use subtle landscape lighting to your advantage. You don’t have to be a full-time gardener to appreciate some of the beautiful foliage that blooms in Kansas City in the spring. Simply directing some lighting to graze the edges of tall evergreens or flowering bushes along the foundation of your home will enhance your home’s entire appearance. An expert from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can help you take full advantage of your home’s surroundings with a one-of-a-kind outdoor landscape lighting design.
LEAD THEM DOWN THE PATH
Carve out a walkway with path lighting. Don’t leave your guests in the dark. Small pathway lights will beckon the feet to follow a beautiful path to your backyard or anywhere else someone might walk after dark. In addition to filling potential holes in your overall outdoor lighting design, path lighting helps boost the safety of your home for your family and your guests. There are many fixtures to choose from to match your style from industrial to whimsical.
LET SHADOWS PLAY ON YOUR WALLS
Show off your house with architectural lighting. You’ve got beautiful detail work in the architecture of your home, but it all gets lost in the shadows as soon as the sun goes down. Use architectural outdoor lighting to really make these features pop. They could easily look even more eye-catching with a professional outdoor lighting design at night than they do during the day.
DON’T FORGET THE BACKYARD
Get creative with café lighting for your patio. You’ll get more out of your backyard by lighting it up. Use outdoor lighting to create a brand new party-hosting spot at your house. Patio lighting, deck lighting, and other types of backyard lighting will keep the guests at the party until the wee hours of the night. There are lots of smart options available at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City this spring.
SAY IT WITH AN ACCENT
Install accent lighting for small fountains, water features and more. Don’t let your favorite small features around the house get lost in the dark. Accent lighting is the smartest, most effective way to add depth to your home and really take your outdoor lighting design to the next level. It also visually extends your landscape to the outer edges of your property. Work with a trained expert to locate features around your home that could benefit from outdoor accent lighting – waterfalls, garden statues and even your home’s street number all come to life with a little light. It’s amazing how even the smallest of details can make a world of difference when it comes to your home’s outdoor lighting.