Landscape Lighting Techniques

Before you start adding backyard or other landscape lighting to your yard it is good to know a little bit about common landscape lighting techniques. Once you understand the common lighting techniques you can start planning your overall design to both highlight certain features and to create the best design for your specific yard and home.

Once you decide which of these lighting techniques you want to use in your yard you can begin planning your overall design and start shopping for the specific fixtures that will help you achieve these goals. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting Design

To create an effective backyard lighting design it is important to know a little bit about the basic types of outdoor lighting and how to use them effectively to achieve the look you want. In most cases you will want to blend a couple types of lighting to get the desired effect while being mindful not to over light any single area. Over lighting can do the opposite of what you want and detract from the overall design.

Using things like landscape and garden lights can help highlight your landscaped areas at night. They can also be used in other areas around your yard to help enhance look and functionality. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting Ideas

If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor lighting you may be looking for some tips or ideas. Updating the outdoor lighting can improve the look and feel of your home while also increasing safety and functionality. Keep this in mind as you are creating your overall lighting design.

One of the best ways to get outdoor lighting ideas is to first understand the different types of fixtures and lighting styles that are available. There are a few ways to do this. You can look at pictures in books and magazines, look at lighting stores or drive through neighborhoods at night to see what others have done in their yard. If you have the budget for it you may want to work with a professional to help you create the best design for your yard and to install the lights. Continue reading

Types of Backyard Lights

When it comes to outdoor lights there are plenty of options and styles available. To help you decide which type and style will ultimately be the best for your yard and your specific lighting design it is important to define the main reasons you want to add lighting to your outdoor space.

Once you define what you want from your outdoor lights and you have an overall outdoor lighting design idea you can start to choose the specific types of outdoor lights that will help you achieve your goals. Keep in mind things like looks, functionality and energy-efficiency when planning your design. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting Tips

The most important part of backyard lighting design is making sure the outdoor lighting fits your needs, but by using a few basic backyard lighting tips you can implement the design more effectively.

When you have the benefit of building a home on a new property you can take some steps during the construction process to make it easier to add outdoor lights later.

Whether you are adding outdoor lighting to new construction or to an existing yard remember that a little light can go a long way. Lighting too many areas can detract from the overall look, but using lighting in the right way can really improve the look of your yard at night. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting

Using the right type of backyard lighting can do many positive things for your home. Besides increasing the value of your home, both in terms of usefulness and financial value, it can also increase the way you use the outdoor area of your home. Having a nice place to spend time on those warm evenings makes your home feel bigger and the lighting you use can have a big impact on the feel and functionality of these areas.

If you don’t know where to start consider some of the more popular landscape lighting techniques. Keep in mind outdoor lighting serves four very specific functions. Once you prioritize these functions and define your style you can start looking at ideas that will work for your needs and for the specific layout of your home. Continue reading