Did you mow your lawn this past weekend? I had to. Spring is finally here, and green is exploding all around us. With so much budding and new growth occurring here in Columbia, you’re not alone if you are considering a landscape improvement. If this is you, it is also a good idea to plan outdoor lighting in
order to ensure that your additions can be seen clearly and contribute value to your property day or night. New landscaping and outdoor lighting go well together, but many homeowners are wary of doing too much at once. No matter the size and complexity of your improvement project, the key to success is good planning.
So what can you do to be sure that you outdoor lighting addition or improvement goes as smoothly as possible? Get out a pen and paper. Answer the following questions and bring those answers with you when you meet with your lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia. It will put you far ahead of the game.
- Do you have an outdoor lighting system already in place? Make a note. If you do already have a system, be sure to note what kind it is and the size of your transformer. This will help your designer know what to expect and what options for expansion you may have.
- What areas do you most want to illuminate? If you don’t have a system in place at all, know that you don’t have to light everything at once. You may simply want to highlight your landscaping addition now and leave your options open for expanding to other areas at a later date. Whatever you choose, be sure to note where you want lights now.
- What mood do you want to set? Outdoor lighting can be used to create a variety of different effects – dramatic, elegant, soothing, or enchanting. The possibilities are numerous. Determine what emotion you want to feel when you step into the space. Write it down.
- Can you provide examples? It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and it really is when it comes to communicating your vision to your designer. Of course, no designer can guarantee your end result will look just like a picture. Each property is different. However, the pictures help your designer understand what you want. If you have pictures of your landscaping, even if it is in progress, this helps as well.
So if you are able to answer these questions, you are ready. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, and see what we can do. You may be surprised how easy it is to install outdoor lighting along with your landscaping improvement. And once you are finished, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoor season night after night.
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