Your clients might not have given much thought to outdoor lighting fixtures for their State College, PA, landscape, but it could be a way for you to bring pizzazz to the nighttime look of their property. Not only that, but outdoor lighting increases safety for coming and going after the sun sets, as well as gives them more time to enjoy their backyard. Here are some suggestions for you to help them enhance their nighttime landscape.
Advantages of Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting essentially turns a backyard another living room, blurring the lines of inside living with outside living after dark. With landscape lights in the backyard, homeowners can stay outdoors on the patio or in a special spot of the yard as long as they want. Landscape lights can be strategically placed to focus on a feature that they love such as a water fountain, or a stone wall, or a trellis wall filled with blooming vines.
More than likely, your clients have noticed homes at night that wowed them with the well-planned landscape lights and fixtures on the home. Remind them that such an effect can be re-created for their home, too. And, when they arrive home late from a baseball game or a dinner out with friends, that well-lighted space can give them peace of mind that no one lurks where no one can see.
Sconces and Lanterns
Most homes, unless they are very new, do not have adequate light fixtures for the entry points such as the front door, side door, and garage. Many times they are too small to emit the amount of light needed to see clearly and to feel safe. Changing those fixtures out for larger, more current sconces increases the light and the beauty of their home’s exterior.
Lanterns usually hang from the ceiling of front and side porches, and they are placed on pillars to an entry like a driveway. These lanterns can have flickering bulbs that increase the eye-catching appeal and they can combine with sconces to bring extra illumination to the entry doors.
Used frequently to highlight focal points of the landscape and home, spotlights can bring special attention to a softly curving retaining wall, an old majestic tree, or a landscape bed that is filled with blooming roses. Spotlights can also be placed at the base of certain trees to shine upward and create a subtle glow in the evening while illuminating your backyard for the kids to play until everyone is ready to go indoors.
Walkways and Steps
Low level lights for walkways can guide visitors at night right to the front door or to the patio for a party. Any part of the landscape that has steps should be lighted to decrease the chances of guests tripping and falling from a poorly lit area. Lighting the walkways also looks so wonderful in the dark landscape and can bring an ambient glow to the entire space.
Your local landscape supply has all-encompassing outdoor landscaping solutions so that you can create long-lasting, dynamic living spaces, with outdoor lighting, that have maximum functionality.