You’ve spent a lot of time and effort landscaping your yard to highlight and complement your home and give you beautiful, relaxing outdoor living areas that you can share with family and friends. The problem is that all of that beauty disappears at sunset and is lost in the night. Someone who knows exterior lighting fixtures can remedy that. The proper lighting will not only make your grounds safer and more secure at night, it can accent the design of your home and add warmth to your outdoor living areas.
Adding exterior lighting to your home is more than just grabbing a string of lights and hanging them around your patio; a professional lighting consultant can find new and creative ways to illuminate your pool, your spa, your patio, fountains, or any outdoor area. Walkways and garden areas can be accented with subdued lighting effects which will be enough to safely light the walks, without detracting from your decorative plants and shrubs. Your outdoor conversation areas can have the added ambience provided by creatively placed lighting features.
On a larger scale, if your home has any unique architectural features, they can be brought out even at night with the bold and dramatic use of lighting. Your home could become a real showcase after dark, making you the envy of your neighbors.
Highlighting the beauty of your home and the surrounding landscaping and adding safety to walkways and stairs are important functions of exterior lighting fixtures, but security should also be a consideration. Obviously, having your home and grounds well lit after dark won’t guarantee you immunity from criminal activity, but if it’s properly done, security lighting with motion sensors and well-placed spotlights will definitely act as a deterrent to anyone with bad intentions. This kind of lighting may also lower your homeowner’s insurance. It could also save you money since these lights only operate when they are needed, saving energy.
Bringing out the beauty of your home with the proper outdoor lighting is one of the least expensive ways to enhance your property and will add to your home’s curb appeal. TouchStone Accent Lighting is ready to put their experience to work for you.