The operative word here is “lighting”. If your home has lights on the front door, garage door and back door, you are at the very beginning stage of lighting design for your home. Lighting for curb appeal is huge now days. Outdoor lighting expands your home, lawn, garden and more areas to a complete concept of lighting. Your home is your castle, and you deserve to proudly display all of its wonderful features.
One evening, once its dark outside, take a walk, bike ride, or car journey through your neighborhood with landscape lighting in mind. You will be amazed at how many homes have lighting at various stages of design. Some homes, very simply lit, may be in the majority. Take notice of the ones that appeal to you. These will probably be the ones that have integrated features of lighting. These enhancements will expand the “living space” for the home owners various outside activities.
The next step is to view your property with your family and come up with a list of features that you can imagine being visually enhanced by landscape lighting. You will probably be amazed with what you come up with and truly this is the beginning of your project. Some to the features you should take into consideration are:
- Trees of interest, planting areas, and rock formations
- Porches, driveways, walkways, pathways and the front facing of your home
- Relaxing and quiet areas, conversational gathering areas and activity areas such as pergolas, outdoor kitchens, and dinning areas
The above areas are a basic guideline. You may have already listed some of the above features for lighting enhancement. At this point in the process, you may want to consider a professional landscape lighting designer. Doing it “right the first time” will probably be a wise choice and “trial and error” frustration can be avoided.
You can be confident that Dogwood Landscaping can fully assist in the consulting, design, and installation of a outdoor lighting project that will “enlighten” your nighttime curb appeal. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us here, or call us at 678-368-7000. We look forward to hearing from you, and remember, Your Backyard Has Dreams Too!