While it seems like the term “landscape lighting” should just have one meaning, our experience is that it means different things to different people. That’s because there are many aspects of landscape lighting. What really matters is what it means to you. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Virginia Beach is here to provide the kind of landscape lighting that is most meaningful to you. We are the landscape lighting company in Virginia Beach most attuned to your preferences.
The purpose of professional landscape lighting is to enhance the beauty of your landscape, and therefore your home, at night. Getting down to basics, without landscape lighting, your property goes dark at night. We used to accept that’s what happens at night. Now, landscape lighting is more affordable, thanks to energy-efficient LED lighting, so we don’t have to accept a pitch-dark landscape at night.
5 Reasons Why You May Want Landscape Lighting At Your Virginia Beach Home
There are more than five reasons, but this is a good place to start.
- That welcoming glow, also known as “curb appeal”
- Enjoying your own view of your special trees, shrubs and gardens after dark
- Increasing your enjoyment of the deck, patio, pool, etc. after dark
- The safety of path lighting to head off tripping hazards
- Increased security as we illuminate dark spots where intruders may hide
Let’s take a look at each of these five reasons you may want landscape lighting in the Virginia Beach area.
THAT WELCOMING GLOW, ALSO KNOWN AS “CURB APPEAL”
Each night that you return home after dark, you are greeted by the welcoming glow of a yard that’s gently illuminated to show off its best features. Landscape lighting welcomes your guests, yes, and it also welcomes you and each family member. Curb appeal is just as significant at night as it is in the daytime. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Virginia Beach show you how beautiful your property can look at night.
ENJOYING YOUR OWN VIEW OF YOUR SPECIAL TREES, SHRUBS AND GARDENS AFTER DARK
Many homeowners have beautiful trees, shrubs and gardens in both the front yard and the back yard. Who sees them? In terms of curb appeal, your neighbors and their guests driving by are the ones who see the front yard. You see the front yard when you return home, and your guests see it, too.
The beauty of your back yard, that’s mainly for you. True, you share your back yard with guests. But guests are not there every night. It’s you who enjoys the nighttime view of your back yard’s special features night after night. You can sit out on your porch, patio or deck and drink in the view of the flowers you have nurtured. A view like that is restorative, and there’s no reason it has to go dark at night.
What else do you enjoy looking at in your yard? Do you have a water feature, maybe a pond with a glistening waterfall softly cascading over rocks? Do you have a fountain, a statue or another type of yard art? Do you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit? Any of these will be so much more beautiful at night when highlighted with artfully-placed lighting, all for your enjoyment.
INCREASING YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE DECK, PATIO, POOL, ETC. AFTER DARK
Without landscape lighting around your deck, patio or pool, what tends to happen? Yes, it gets dark out there, but then what? You go inside. If you have guests, they either take that as their cue to leave, or they go inside with you. Wouldn’t you enjoy spending more time outdoors if you weren’t driven inside by darkness? Our clients tell us they have used their outdoor living spaces much, much more after adding landscape lighting to the area.
THE SAFETY OF PATH LIGHTING TO HEAD OFF TRIPPING HAZARDS
No one wants to trip over a stepping stone, an uneven walkway or the front steps of your home. Those are just some of the places that path lighting can make safer for you, your family and your visitors. Path lighting is subtle but effective. It gently illuminates the lowest part of any shrubs lining your driveway or the path to your door.
INCREASED SECURITY AS WE ILLUMINATE DARK SPOTS WHERE INTRUDERS MAY HIDE
No one wants to dwell on this, but when we eliminate pockets of darkness around your home, you do get an increased sense of security. Intruders are less likely to approach a well-lit home, and that includes landscape lighting. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras, landscape lighting may contribute to a better video image.
Your Landscape Lighting Company in Virginia Beach
What are your reasons for adding landscape lighting to your home? We’re ready to listen and provide the custom lighting design that meets your needs. We’re the area’s outdoor lighting company that understands landscape lighting can mean different things to different people.
To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Virginia Beach is the most trusted landscape lighting company in Virginia Beach, and surrounding areas, call us today at (757) 665-2668. We look forward to hearing from you soon!