Even though the weather has been hit or miss the last week or so, we at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are turning our thoughts towards the warm nights of spring and summer. This is the perfect time to plan out any spring updates you’ll be making to your property and that includes your outdoor and landscape lighting.
If one of your goals is to make your outdoor living spaces more usable, patio and deck lights can certainly help. Lighting, when done well, can make your spaces feel more like a “room” and extend the amount of time you’ll spend outside. The design options are plenty, but our goal is to effectively illuminate the space without the light being overpowering or the attention going straight to the lighting fixtures themselves.
Deck and patio lighting, spot lighting, moonlighting and string lights are options that OLP uses frequently in outdoor living spaces. The final design depends greatly on the homeowners’ tastes and style. Moonlighting and string lights can both be romantic and whimsical while the more commonly used deck and patio lights are classically beautiful. All will allow you, your friends and family to stay outside even when the sun goes down.
If your goal is to enhance the curb appeal of your home and property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recommends architectural and landscape lighting. Façade lighting accentuates the lines, textures and colors of your home, adding charm and ambiance. Our trained designers create systems that wash the entire surface in light, checking for dark spots and ensuring no light blinds anyone looking outside. Landscape lighting on the other side adds visual depth to the property. While designing an overall design, we choose key trees, shrubs and focal pieces to illuminate around the home.
Some homeowners already have lighting on their property. For those, we suggest walking the property at night and making sure that the system is in good working condition and looks the same as it did when it was first installed. If not, call your outdoor lighting company to discuss service options.
If you have any lighting questions, please call us at 804.874.9985.