Outdoor lighting can be magical when correctly chosen and installed. In our quest for curb appeal, we want to show your house in the best possible LIGHT!
Here are a few of the key reasons we use lighting on a property:
- Security: A well lit house is far less likely to be targeted.
- Increase Property Value: Add equity to your biggest investment…this is what brick&batten does best!
- Safety: Walkways, Steps and doors are illuminated to make walking up to the house safer.
Architectural lighting includes sconces, pendants, and post lighting, etc. You should choose lighting that goes with the design of the home. Oftentimes, clients will opt for a more transitional style that can work in different settings. Subsequently, they can be traditional while still having clean, modern lines. Furthermore, you should also consider the size and type of glow the light will emit. Most often, home owners are looking for a warm light as opposed to a cooler, white light.
A Craftsman house will command a very different light than a midcentury modern. Moreover, lighting is a distinguishing characteristic and when used appropriately can lift your home’s style. In addition to picking the correct light for your home’s exterior, you also need to pay close attention to how you mount the fixture. This is incredibly important to how the light will perform in your space.
Landscape lighting is a different beast. It can transform your property and add new levels of interest and beauty. Unlike architectural lighting, you should not see landscape lighting, you should feel it. This is what makes landscape lighting magical. The client can achieve this aesthetic with a mix of downlighting and uplighting creating a natural environment. “Moonlighting” which means mounting lights in trees high above the desired area to illuminate. Consequently, light originating from the trees sets a soft glow on the yard that washes over without highlighting any one particular thing. Beautiful.
Therefore, architectural and landscape lighting can work harmoniously to create the perfect atmosphere around your house. Whether for entertaining, resale, or just the feeling you get when you pull into your driveway…lighting is a very important consideration for curb appeal.