If you’ve considered landscape lighting before, but could never think of how or where it would be useful, this article should help. We outlined 7 different places lighting can be helpful, and even essential for your home. Putting lights in these 7 places will boost the aesthetic value and safety of your home.
You might not think that driveways need lighting. After all our cars have headlights, right? However using landscape lighting for your driveway is more than just illuminating where you should be parking your car. It signals visitors and even emergency response vehicles where your home is. Usually a simple path light setup works just fine for this.
If you have a basketball goal in your driveway then landscape lighting allows you to play ball all day and all night. Spot lights and down lights can be super helpful for an outdoor court.
Adding step lighting increases the aesthetic and safety of your home. Have you ever tried walking up and down steps in the dark? It’s not always too fun. Path lights will usually work for your walkway leading up to your home, but if you have very wide steps you may want to consider step lights. Better safe than sorry!
It may be easy for you to remember how your paths twist and turn, but what about your guests? Adding path lights increases the safety of your home by guiding both you and your visitors along the set paths leading to your home. Path lights will also help your guests feel welcomed to your home.
It’s important to have lighting on all of your entrances, especially your front door. Landscape lighting around your front door serves several purposes. The light serves as a guide and allows your guests and visitors to know where they’re supposed to enter. It will illuminate your address number, your doorbell, and your keyhole. With the proper lighting on your entrance, you don’t have to worry about fumbling around for your keys in the dark anymore! Finally, it allows you and your family to see who is standing on your porch. This increases your level of safety by allowing you to know exactly who is knocking at your door before you open up.
If you’re trying to entertain guests or enjoy some family time outdoors on a patio, landscape lighting is absolutely essential. Downlights work great for this. Placement of as little as one downlight per beam can make all the difference in the world.
Decks are similar to patios in that they are a pretty popular hangout spot. Most people tend to want light when they hang out with others. That’s why we have lights specific for deck lighting.
The crucial point here, is that it’s hard to convey how essential good lighting is, because you don’t notice the need until it isn’t there. Or until you get really good lighting where you previously had bad lighting. That’s why we offer a Free 3 Day Trial. You get to see and decide for yourself before making any payments 🙂
7. Grilling Areas
It’s nearly impossible to grill the perfect steak in the dark, which is why outdoor kitchens need outdoor lighting. Hardscape lights are strips of tiny LED’s that stick to the surfaces of your grilling area. They allow you to see your tools, spices, and whether or not you’ve cooked a medium-rare or well-done steak.
Hopefully this article shined some light (pun intended) on how landscape lighting can help improve the quality of your home. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call, or leave a comment below!