Your landscape is the first thing most people see when they look at your home. The right lighting highlights your landscape and illuminates outdoor living spaces. It also increases safety and security and improves the property value of your home.
Placement of Landscape Lighting
Placement is extremely important when it comes to landscape lighting. While you want to make sure you add enough light, you don’t want to overdo it. Many people have trouble finding the right balance. Working with a professional landscaping company can help.
At Grigg Design, our expert landscapers understand what will work specifically for your home when it comes to landscape lighting. We can help you determine the best types of lighting and their optimal placement.
Using Landscape Lighting to Increase the Safety and Security of Your Home
No one likes coming home to a dark house. Strategically placed landscape lighting illuminates walkways and driveways and makes a home feel more inviting. In addition to increasing safety, landscape lighting boosts curb appeal, increasing the resale value of your home.
Landscape lighting can be an effective deterrent to intruders trying to gain access to your home. It’s a well-known fact that criminals are less likely to visit a well-lit home.
When placing lighting, make sure you illuminate the entire perimeter of your home, without adding too much light. If possible, try not to create any shadows where intruders can hide.
Illuminate Your Outdoor Living Space
Landscape lighting around your outdoor living space allows you to spend more time enjoying the outdoors with your friends and family. This makes it possible to extend summer BBQs well into the night.
When illuminating your outdoor living space, consider adding lights close to patio furniture. This helps ensure guests aren’t straining to see each other. You might need to experiment with different types and locations to determine the best lighting solution for your needs.
Adding lighting to an outdoor entryway welcomes guests to your home, enables safe passage to and from your home, and provides the light needed to properly identify visitors. When choosing the lighting fixtures for your outdoor entryway, make sure you consider your home’s architectural style. Features like large windows or a covered entrance could affect the amount and type of lighting needed.
Outdoor wall lights are the most common type of outdoor entryway lighting. Other popular choices include hanging pendants, flush and semi-flush ceiling lights, and recessed lighting. It’s important to remember that a little light goes a long way. Be careful if you’re using multiple fixtures or a lot of indoor light comes out through a window.
Landscape Design Company
It can be difficult to determine the type and placement of landscape lighting. Grigg Design has years of experience providing a wide range of landscape design and build services to a variety of Northern Virginia homes. We work directly with you to evaluate your needs and develop a customized solution. Please contact us for more information about our services.