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
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
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