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We take pride in our gardens, spending thousands of dollars making the outside of our homes look spectacular. Yet, this investment remains visible only half the time -- when the property isn’t shrouded in darkness.
“Lighting your property can add thousands of hours of enjoyment to any home or garden,” says Curtis Hogan, president of Nite Time Décor. “With the proper exterior lighting, you can also extend the home’s usability by adding life to dark areas and making the property appear larger.”
During the spring and summer, landscape lighting can create a “resort-like” environment, especially in a backyard patio or pool area. Imagine an elegant waterfall with soft, white light casting ripples and shadows onto the greenery in your garden, or the canopy of a tree exploding with a variety of shadows and lines.
In the winter, uplighting adds charm to dormant plants and trees. For instance, front lighting a dull, empty shrub casts shadows and shapes onto the backdrop, adding life to gloom.
Another benefit of landscape lighting involves enhanced safety and security, as burglars will move past a home that’s lit up at night in favor of a dark house. Crime statistics show that lighting is the single most effective deterrent against burglary that a homeowner can consider.
“Landscape lighting can have a dramatic impact. It enhances the home’s charm and elegance year round, maximizes the home’s curb appeal, and adds warmth during the fall and winter. In fact, with the right landscape lighting system, you can achieve the same dazzling effect and glow of the Magic Kingdom at night,” adds Hogan.
Garden lovers should look for a landscape lighting installer who routinely uses three distinct lighting levels and placement to create a three-dimensional effect.
“Achieving that kind of aesthetically pleasing look requires a certain level of sophistication. You’d be surprised how many homeowners are dissatisfied with their landscape or architectural lighting because the lights are too bright or too dim, or they stop working altogether. Most landscape lighting contractors give you a series of flat, bright lights and create an effect that is only two-dimensional. To really increase the value of your landscape investment, the landscape lighting portrait must be subtle, artistic, and carefully placed, taking all angles into account,” comments Hogan.
Nite Time Décor designers are the professional outdoor lighting experts with the know-how to use various lenses and louvers to establish the desired effect and create a true retreat. Nite Time Décor can install and maintain an elegant landscape lighting system that will increase the value of your landscaping investment. To find out more, or locate a dealer near you, visit www.nitetimedecor.com or call (800) 687-9551.
Courtesy of ARA Content