Uplighting vs downlighting for landscape lighting design

Landscape Lighting Design: Downlighting Vs. Uplighting

Posted on Nov 16

Your curb appeal is just as important as the interior decor choices when creating a design concept for your home. Therefore, you should make it a point to carefully plan any upgrades or additions, especially in regards to landscape design. For instance, landscape lighting can make or break your curb appeal. Yet, as much as the overall look of your landscapes matters, you still want to have good lighting. You should always try to work with design professionals when incorporating your landscape lighting…. Read More

Common landscape lighting problems

Solutions to Common Landscape Lighting Problems

Posted on Oct 09

When most homeowners consider installing landscaping, they’re thinking about designing an outdoor oasis full of lush greenery and colorful flowers. They’re thinking of trees to shade seating areas and provide privacy from neighboring yards. They’re thinking of an expanse of soft grass where kids can play. What some people fail to consider until after installing their landscaping is how they will use their yard space after dark. Although most houses have outdoor lighting at the entryways, this simply might not… Read More

Your outdoor lighting cannot only add to your landscape design, but if done correctly can also improve your home safety, too.

Path Lighting Basics for Outdoor Security

Posted on Sep 02

Well-lit walkways are an essential part of any outdoor lighting design, mainly so that residents and visitors can safely move around the property after dark. The last thing you want is for someone who arrives late to stumble their way up the drive or walkway and suffer an injury in the process. Illuminating pathways has other purposes, as well. For example, you naturally want to create attractive outdoor spaces for the purposes of curb appeal or evening events. Plus, you… Read More

Proper lighting not only enhances the visual appeal of your home, but can also save you from being the next target of an intruder.

Outdoor Lighting Tips to Increase Your Home Security

Posted on Aug 25

There are a number of ways to make your home secure. Many homeowners install alarm systems to inform them (and the authorities) of an intrusion. Some go so far as to place surveillance cameras at entryways. Others rely only on deadbolts and guard dogs. However, you can enhance all of your systems when you install appropriate security lighting to scare away would-be intruders or even help you catch their faces on camera. If you want to use outdoor lighting to… Read More

Are you overwhelmed by the choices you have when it comes to adding lighting to your home? Elegantly accent your home's architectural features with these tips.

How to Highlight Your Home’s Architectural Features With Lighting

Posted on Aug 11

Whether your home features Victorian embellishments or it’s an ultra-modern assembly of flat planes and harsh angles, it’s possible to highlight the architectural features you adore with the outdoor lighting you choose. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Practical versus Aesthetic Lighting When incorporating new design elements, it is said that form follows function. In other words, you first have to take practical considerations into account before addressing creative aspects of your design. In terms of architectural lighting,… Read More

Upgrading your garden lighting can transform your backyard to the peaceful oasis and entertaining space you've always dreamed of.

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Garden Landscape Lighting

Posted on Jul 22

Backyard gardens have always been important havens of solitude for world-weary homeowners, as well as venues for entertaining family members and friends, weather permitting. Some homeowners go to great lengths to include landscaping that makes their garden feel lush, inviting, private, and more. This helps to transport visitors to another world, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Great Recession made outdoor living spaces even more important as belt-tightening forced families to forego their plans of upgrading… Read More

Carefully consider your lighting choices when illuminating ponds and water features to create the desired effect in your backyard.

5 Landscape Lighting Tips for Ponds and Water Features

Posted on Jun 13

If you’re lucky enough to have a home with adequate outdoor space, you probably want to make the most of it by turning it into a calming retreat. Communing with nature has a restorative effect on the soul, and your backyard can provide easy accommodation with the right water feature lighting. Once you’ve put up a fence for privacy and installed a variety of landscaping features (bushes, trees, flowers, and turf), it’s time to turn your attention to the details… Read More

There are plenty of ways you can add modern lighting elements to a historical home - starting with these tips on incorporating two diverse elements.

5 Historic Home Lighting Design Tips

Posted on May 25

Whether you’ve recently purchased an older home or you’ve been living in one for a while, you might be keen to upgrade the lighting. However, there are additional considerations when you’re dealing with historic home lighting. You want the conveniences and benefits of modern lighting, but you also want to preserve the style and aesthetic of your architecture. Here are a few design tips to help you accomplish all of your goals where lighting is concerned. 1. Match Architectural Style The… Read More

Your lighting decisions can either make or break your home and outdoor decor in your custom home so consider these tips for the perfect ambiance.

Building a Custom Home: 5 Essential Lighting Design Tips

Posted on Apr 28

Designing and building your own custom home can be fun and intriguing, but the process can be daunting, turning an exciting project into a nerve-racking ordeal. Every detail has to be figured out, which can make the experience less than pleasant. Sometimes, it helps to focus on areas of your home that aren’t as stressful, such as the lighting design. Choosing the right lighting is an equally important aspect of home design as many of your other custom home decisions…. Read More

Pathway lights can be beautiful, but there are dozens to choose from. These are our suggestions for pathway lighting designs to brighten up your home.

Pathway Lighting Design Ideas for Your Home

Posted on Mar 27

Light is one of those things that we humans really can’t do without. Just ask anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest – there’s a reason everyone in Washington has those vitamin D lights, and why they all take supplements like it’s going out of style. Good light is important to both our physical and mental health – which is why it’s equally important to make sure your humble abode is designed with the right lighting for your space and… Read More