The value of having proper lighting in a home is undeniable. Lighting can instantly transform a space and create the ambiance that homeowners want to create. While it can mostly be seen as a way to create mood in a home, lighting can do a lot for lawns and gardens too.
Backyards have come a long way in the past few decades. Backyards that were once reserved as playgrounds for children and as stomping areas for family dogs have become oases for homeowners and their families. Outdoor living areas are very popular, and no such area is complete without outdoor lighting. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders found that 85% of home buyers want outdoor lighting, making them the second most important outdoor space (patios top this list).
Outdoor lighting can have a dramatic impact on landscaping and can be relatively inexpensive.
When installing outdoor lighting in their landscapes, homeowners can follow several tips to create a relaxing mood on their plots at night.
Look at uplights. Uplights are installed in the ground and shine directly on a tree or on your house, with an emphasis on particularly cool functions. Focusing on the outdoors can create a dramatic effect that allows you to enjoy majestic trees at night, just as you might if you spend time in the yard during the day. (Note: Uplighting is not recommended due to the zoning of statutes in various Vermont cities, and in some cases is illegal as it creates “light pollution” or “light pollution” that can affect wildlife and prevent communities from coming together enjoy the night sky. Be careful with these unintended consequences and consider the orientation and timing of use. Downlights can achieve similar effects without the consequences.)
Look at downlights. Similar to uplighting, but in reverse order. Try wiring a light up and making it focus down. Many homeowners already have outdoor lighting on their sidewalks and patios, but focusing on trees can create a completely different look. While it is possible to install outdoor lighting from trees yourself, landscape architects with experience in lighting know which lights will pair most effectively with the trees around your property and how to arrange them for maximum impact.
Opt for warm light. Warm white light creates an inviting feeling around the property. In situations with low ambient light, e.g. For example, with outside lights around a property, people usually prefer warmer light. This is because warm light is easier on the eyes and draws attention to the features of the landscape. This is the goal of many homeowners when installing outdoor lighting in their yards.
Use a timer. Modern outdoor lighting timers make it easier than ever to control lighting outside of a home. Many such timers even adapt to the changing seasons and the changing daylight hours. That means homeowners don’t have to tinker with the timer once it’s set.
Outdoor lighting can make a property significantly more attractive and add to the outdoor homeowner’s experience without breaking the bank.