At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives we LOVE our clients. We are so thankful that they trust us for all their outdoor and landscape lighting needs in the Midlothian and Greater Richmond area. Since we recommend proactive maintenance service to keep your lights looking great and performing well, our clients truly become partners of ours and some of our favorite projects are when clients add on to their existing systems to illuminate more of their property.
This home in the Richmond started as a curb appeal, architectural lighting project and has evolved into 360 degrees of outdoor lighting. Here you can see the first phase of the lighting project: the front of the home. The homeowners simply wanted to accentuate their home at night while making it safer for visiting friends and family. With so many architectural details, it was a fun lighting design for us to create. The large front porch is a key design element that we had to highlight. Up lights were placed at the base of the columns inviting the eye to the porch. Additional wash lighting was installed on the flanking sides of the home and the second floor so nothing looked dark.
After seeing the difference the lighting made on the front of their home, the homeowners wanted to add more light to the sides and the backyard. Let’s talk about the sides first. The owners and their kids enter the home most often from the side of the house. They have to walk down a path flanked by trees and shrubs. Lights were needed to increase the safety of the walk. The same wash lighting was used on the side of the home, while path lights were installed along the side of the path for sure footing. Up lights were also used to highlight the beautiful crepe and myrtle trees that are so often in the area.
With the front and the sides well illuminated, the homeowners were now in need of backyard lighting and what a backyard it is! A large pool sits just few steps down from a covered porch. While the porch had some can and coach lights, the pool patio wasn’t efficiently lit. A series of path lights were added to the space around the edge of the patio and the connecting walkways to minimize any risks of falling in the pool and making the space even more striking.
If you’re considering adding lighting to your property, let us show you the difference with a nighttime demonstration. We’ll show you just what your home will look like at night before committing to an installation.