Landscape lighting is a great way to bring your home and yard to life
Proper landscape lighting not only allows you to light up pathways and create a safer outdoor environment, it showcases the unique outdoor features of your home such as landscaping, trees, and architectural elements.
Here a a few things to think about when you are planning your landscape lighting:
When lighting a space, you need to consider the amount of illumination needed for the area as well as the amount of space available to you. In some parts of the home, you don’t want the lighting fixtures to protrude into the area. For example, a hanging light just does not work in a space with a shorter amount of headspace or lower ceilings. This is when recessed lighting BC works the best.
- Choose what areas and features of your property that you would like to feature.
- Consider where you need light for tasks such as lighting pathways, steps, and entrances.
- Plan your pathways using low-voltage, down facing lights to provide a nicely lit without glare to guide you and guests along paths.
- Use spotlights to feature trees and other large features on your property, as well as to ‘wash’ walls with light to create dramatic light/shadow features.
- When planning your outdoor lighting for your patio, consider how it’s used – where you prep/cook food, sit, etc. – so that you can choose the proper lighting in order to get more use out of your patio and night by bringing it to life.
- Water features can sparkle with the right lighting. Lighting can also increase the safety around fountains, ponds, and pools.
- Lighting throughout your landscaping can provide a beautiful feel at night, showcasing the features of your garden and yard. Focus on unique plants, and the manicured areas of your yard.
- Create ‘zones’ for your lighting so that you can control specific areas on their own.
- Don’t overdo it. Too much light can create ‘light pollution’ and distract guests and neighbours. Aim for a subtle, well-planned landscape lighting scene that accentuates your landscaping, features, and home.
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