LANDSCAPE LIGHTING EXPERTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS
Houston and other areas of Southeast Texas are blessed with lots of warm sun and beautiful weather for much of the year. This makes it the perfect weather for holiday parties in your backyard or under the patio. Unfortunately, so many Texas homeowners forego their outdoor celebrations with friends and family because the backyard is just too drab and not where they envision it.
The answer could be to create a beautiful outdoor living space and make your backyard one you’ll be proud to show off. A landscape lighting solution just might be the boost you’ve been looking for.
What Can Landscape Lighting Do For My Houston Backyard?
Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that merely landscaping their yard and furnishing their patio will create the outdoor living space they’ve been dreaming of. And, for some, it may.
But, landscaping lighting can transform the outside of your Texas home by offering a higher degree of style, functionality, and comfort. To begin to think of your backyard as another living space, you have to treat it just as you would the inside of your home. In that way, you wouldn’t just think of adornment but landscape lighting solutions as well.
A residential landscape lighting specialist can help you determine what those solutions are and what’s right for you and your family. He or she will consider the following:
How do you want to use the space?
Any outdoor space that you create should fit in with your lifestyle. So, the first thing you need to address is how you intend to use the space. Do you want to turn the area into an outdoor kitchen? If so, you would need lights that are well-positioned to support an outdoor kitchen.
Perhaps you want to host family and friends more frequently in the backyard. You may even want to consider setting up lighting that will support watching television after dark.
On the other hand, maybe you have something more formal in mind. Maybe you’d like to host dinner parties for work peers? In this case, you’d want beautiful lighting that’s the best quality and will complement your outdoor space.
Is there adequate lighting once the sun goes down?
Once it’s dark, visibility in your backyard can go down to nothing without adequate lighting. If you haven’t even embarked on your landscaping project yet, now is the time to think about the best way to wire your backyard space for lighting. This is especially true for hard to reach places. This will help your lighting project to have a more polished look as well as save you money later on.
But, if you have already landscaped your yard, not to worry. An experienced landscape lighting designer can offer creative lighting solutions that will enhance your home’s outdoor beauty and make it more enchanting. Make sure not to overlook step down or out of the way areas where it’s easy to lose your footing. The last thing you want is for your family or guests to trip after dark.
Are there any special features or provisions that you want to be addressed?
One of the highlights of outdoor lighting is the ability to add light to a focal point, such as a water feature, an outdoor fireplace, a favorite statuary, or another item that you want to illuminate. This is the type of lighting that can make your outdoor space more alluring. An expert might suggest installing a lighting solution that accents, spotlights, shadows, or moonlights your yard.
Another consideration is that you want to maximize the lighting solution for your backyard while making sure that it doesn’t spill over into your neighbor’s yard.
Any areas that could be unsafe without adequate lighting should also be addressed. This means protection from stumbles as well as possibly deterring potential criminals. Downsteps could also be transformed with instep lighting that can enhance the ambiance of the area.
Southeast Texas’s premier landscape lighting experts at Illuminations Lighting Design can offer the best creative landscape lighting solution for your Houston home. Just because it’s dark in the evenings doesn’t mean your outdoor space can’t be glamorous and inviting.
There can never be a better time to beautify the outdoors of your home. Whether you live in Houston or any of the surrounding areas in Southeast Texas, we can help. Call our landscape lighting professionals at 713-863-1133 to discuss your outdoor lighting needs.
Our clients agree – we have some of the best outdoor lighting solutions around, and it’s no wonder we have one of the best reputations in the lighting business.