Turn Your Houston Yard Into an Oasis With Custom Landscape Lighting
Before you know it, it’ll be spring here in Houston. The warmer air will usher in migrant birds, bees and insects will emerge, and colorful blossoms from our native flowers will burst into bloom. And Houstonians will no doubt want to take full advantage of the nice weather and spend more time in the great outdoors. It might be time to think about turning your yard into an oasis and illuminate your outdoors with landscape lighting.
What Can Landscape Lighting Do For Your Yard
The first thing a thoughtful landscape lighting solution will do is transform your outdoor space into an oasis that you can retreat to. Our landscape lighting specialists love these types of projects.
Texans love spending time outdoors. Whether it’s working in the garden, having a good time with the family barbequing, or entertaining with friends in the evenings, we live to do these things. And, that’s why it’s so important to create the perfect outdoor space that caters to your needs.
Just as you created your home to be uniquely yours, you want the same for your landscape. Ideally, a unique landscape lighting design will increase the functionality of your outdoor space while illuminating the architectural beauty of your home and yard. The layout should be artfully designed and breathtaking from the moment you walk into your outdoor space at night.
There should be sufficient lighting but not so overdone that it creates unwanted glare. A controlled lighting solution provides comfort and relaxation. It turns your landscape into an oasis where you’ll want to return again and again.
Why a Custom Lighting Solution?
Your family’s needs, activities, and desires are unique. Some families work in the yard from sunup to sundown when the weather’s nice. Some are more minimalist and only like to entertain in the evenings. Other families are more concerned with security and want to deter criminals. And, some homeowners want it all and guess what? You can have it all!
That’s why it’s so important to meet with professional lighting consultants who are experienced with creating every kind of lighting solution there is. Explain what you hope to get out of your custom landscaped lighting design and what you envision when all is said and done. A great designer will work to make it happen.
The Small Details That Will Turn Your Landscape Into an Oasis
It’s the finer details that will transform a mundane landscape into a backyard retreat. An oasis is meant to serve as a refuge from the chaos of life. It should feel inviting, calm, and peaceful while bringing joy to its visitors.
When you think about all you’ve invested in your home, your outdoors should become an extension of your home. So much of your home’s outdoor architecture fades when night falls. But, with landscape lighting, you and a lighting specialist can change this and create a personal oasis for you and your family.
Strategically-placed lighting can do so much to reveal the beauty that’s often hidden by darkness. It can illuminate paths around your garden and flower beds, transform your water features to an outdoor oasis, or highlight the more notable features of your outdoor sanctuary.
Simply lighting planters and columns can create a wonderful effect. Or, if you have a backyard pool and an adjacent wall, custom architectural lighting could provide functional and aesthetic appeal. The lights may help to illuminate the deck while creating a focal point. The focal point could be enhanced with a vertical fountain at the center.
The possibilities are endless! There’s so much that can be done to create the peaceful and beautiful landscape you’ve always wanted.
Aesthetics Aside, Let’s Not Forget Safety and Security
Enhancing your home’s outdoor beauty through landscape lighting is important to help create that feeling of home. But, safety and security should also be a concern.
How often have you come home after dark and realized that the headlights on your car, the light over your home’s door, and the light in your garage is all you have to guide you? Did you feel secure? Or, did you want to dash into your home as quickly as possible, wondering if a stranger was hidden and waiting?
We often think of landscape lighting as simply providing an aesthetic solution for our yard. But, it goes way beyond that.
Your home has your most prized possessions. It’s where most of your valuables are stored, but it’s also where you and your family reside. Your family is more valuable than anything. So, their safety is the most important thing.
Landscape lighting can light every nook and cranny and dark space that a thief might use to hide. Our experienced lighting professionals know exactly what to look for to help protect you and your family. Burglars often stray away from well-lit homes.
Landscape lighting can not only beautify your home’s exterior but can offer you greater peace of mind while providing the security you and your family deserve. A well-lit landscape can also safety-proof your outdoor space. If you have proper lighting to highlight potential hazards, such as elevated tree roots or uneven parts of the yard, accidents may be prevented.
Soon the weather will be perfect and you’ll want to head into your Houston backyard haven to enjoy all the outdoor activities put to rest during the winter. You’ll want to spend time with family and friends in a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere.
Whether you’re considering landscape lighting for aesthetics, safety, or security — or all three — contact our landscape lighting professionals. Our free consultation can help shed light on an actionable landscape lighting solution that’s better than you ever hoped for.
Illuminations Lighting Design would love to help you create a lighting design that’s warm and serene as well as functional and secure. Beat the crowd and call us at 713-863-1133 before we’re inundated with requests this spring. We have a landscape lighting solution just for you.