A Few Things to Consider Before You Install Outdoor Lighting

Published on: March 3, 2014

Outdoor lighting speaks of your unique style. Yet it can also provide safety and security for you, your family, and guests.

Beauty and functionality are not mutually exclusive. Both can co-exist harmoniously, giving you the best of all three worlds – beauty, safety, and security.

Outdoor lighting gives you the opportunity to instantly boost your homes curbside appeal while at the same time adding safety and security. Nevertheless, before deciding which outdoor lighting fixtures best suit your home, consider the following:

Style of Your Home

Choose outdoor lighting that enhances your home’s style.

Otherwise, you’ll unfortunately be stuck with lighting that works against it. The good news is that you have countless outdoor lighting options from which to choose. And, of course, you can always get help from a professional landscaper to choose lighting that enhances your home’s style.

Mounting Location

There’s more to getting the “right” lighting than simply finding one that compliments your home’s style.

You have to also consider the mounting location for your new outdoor lighting. It’s important to make sure there is sufficient space and/or clearance. Be sure to measure the intended area for your new outdoor lighting.

Needy Areas

What areas of your yard or landscape most need light?

Have you considered increasing your guests’ safety by installing outdoor lighting along pathways, including the sidewalk and driveway? Outdoor lighting is certainly one way to keep your guests safe. Consider the following options:

  • Add standing lanterns to “needy areas” that are a bit further from your house.
  • Mount outdoor lighting near your patio, deck, and porch areas.
  • Install outdoor lighting on or near your garage
  • Place outdoor lighting at your doors

Posted on behalf of Lanier Yardscapes

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