Illuminate Your Space: The Benefits of Professional Outdoor Lighting

Summer is upon us, and that means it is time to update your outdoor living space for warmer weather. Instead of having parties that sink into the steamy heat, bring them into the afternoon and evenings with landscape lighting by your side. Lighting can easily give your home the ‘wow’ factor, but it is also a practical way to distinguish your living space. But what is the best way to illuminate your outdoor space? Professional outdoor lighting may be an intimidating world, but it is certainly the right one, so let us figure out how to light up those dark spaces.

Why Should You Illuminate Your Outdoor Space?

Spread Your Living Space Outside – Outdoor lighting systems can extend your living space by making your outdoor space usable all day and long after dark. Well-curated lighting can turn your area into more of an oasis. Suddenly becoming the ideal place to relax, enjoy a meal, entertain guests, or simply spend quality time with the family. Allow your backyard to transform into a free, creative space that serves as more than just a casual place for respite.

Emphasize Landscaping Décor —The best way to highlight any extra work that you have poured into your space is by lighting the way through every achievement. Lights suddenly become an illumination showcase that highlights special features like flower gardens, patios, fountains, trees, and ponds, and even increases curb appeal! Whatever is special to you about your home or yard—make it stand out. Utilize all shapes and sizes of statement lights, bold feature lights, and mood lighting to match the theme of your décor.

Boost Property Value — Regardless of the size and overall style of our home, landscape lighting highlights the finest attributes by addressing dimension, space, and dynamic form. This comes in handy especially when you are trying to add value to your home. According to the National Association of Home Builders, well-lit homes tend to sell better because 90% of consumers desire essential outdoor lighting. It can take boring to exciting, and when it comes time to sell adding these high-demand features increase home marketability.

Safety and Security — Landscape lighting might just be your next best security system. Well-lit homes attract the attention of neighbors, passersby, and local patrol units. This way it is easier for electronic security systems to catch burglars in view. It also gives your guests a better view when arriving. No more dark, steep stone stairways hidden along paths, walkways, and driveways. Help reduce the risk of guests slipping and falling on your property by installing outdoor light fixtures.

Professional Outdoor Lighting = Better Outdoor Living

Our outdoor spaces are not only an extension of our homes, but they are extensions of ourselves.

Make a plan! Whether you want to stretch your kitchen equipment, dining spaces, or lounging areas—it is always best to think about any restrictions that may come with your future ideas. For the short term, consider where electricity is available. Is it close, or do you have to think about power integration? Also, think about the function of the space that you want to illuminate. What will be the purpose? For the long term, question if you anticipate expanding the area and adding additional lighting in the next two to three years. This requires an examination of the location around you structurally and economically. Is your community more prone to having lighting restrictions?

Have fun with it. Ultimately, the outdoors will always be a little different from your average indoor design dream. You must find the right mix of style, reliable product type, and illumination combination to create a comfortable space outside your everyday home. A few things we recommend is, using a combination of outdoor and landscape lighting to create layers of light—constructing the atmosphere your desire. Combine a style and finish for an eclectic design or choose fixtures from the same collection. The focus is an incorporated whole but do it however you see fit. Also, play with fixtures. Outdoor ceiling fans or staple lighting pieces can turn a relaxing area into a collaborative space.

Whether the seasons. Unlike inside, outdoor spaces need to be able to withstand unpredictable and tough weather conditions. Hardware for these spaces is usually classified in two different ways:

  • Damp Rated – must be used under cover and not directly exposed to the elements, even in storms. An example would be covered porches or patios.
  • Wet Rated – can be exposed to direct precipitation and can usually stand up to the toughest trails from mother nature. An example is anything uncovered.

Need Professional Outdoor Lighting? Call Us Today!

Georgia LightScapes is here to help you reach your illumination dreams. We are a start to finish electrical company. Our goal is to see your home and business beautifully illuminated with outdoor lights through a long-term relationship. No matter the project goal, our primary objective is to make your project a pleasant and rewarding experience! Our professionalism goes through both residential and commercial areas with expertise in even the most complex home design situations.

Georgia LightScapes is a premier commercial electrical and lighting contractor for Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas. We specialize in budget-saving, turnkey LED conversions, commercial electrical contracting, outdoor lighting systems and so much more!

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