There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and seeing nothing but darkness and your front porch lights, right?
Nobody wants to come home to a dark yard that hides all of the amazing landscaping they’ve done! It’s much nicer to imagine coming home after work and seeing all of the beautiful features your home and your lawn have to offer. And the best way to do that is to master the art of residential lighting. You may need to call in a landscape lighting designer, but these three tips should help you get a few good ideas to discuss with them.
Accentuate the Walkways
Landscaping projects like walkways can help increase a home’s resale value by almost 14%, which means you should take the time to admire them whenever possible. Where are the walkways in your lawn? You need to think about the most important, functional walkways and address those first. After all, a walkway’s no good if people can’t see it and end up tripping. Once you’ve determined the best lighting for those, you can discuss decorative lighting on backyard and garden paths.
Subtle or Strong?
A good residential lighting design is a mix of subtle and strong lights. For example, you’ll want subtle lighting along your walkways and garden paths, but there are areas that should absolutely be accentuated in a bolder way. For example, any lawn decorations or architectural features you want to showcase should have a spotlight or even two on them.
Don’t Forget the Deck
You can have all the lights in your front yard that you want, but that’s not where your friends and family gather to celebrate and socialize. With that in mind, you need to remember your back patio or deck. In this case, simple string lights or a few torches could go a long way for mood lighting and good visuals.
Lighting up the night isn’t just about your front porch. There are so many ways you can light up your property, but you need to really think about the most important places before you do. Now that you have all of the necessary information, get lighting!