Many people will spend more vacation time at home as a substitute to traveling. With just a few outside lighting updates, you too will be able to enjoy this mini vacation at your own backyard. Investing in new lighting scheme (that will enhance the existing outdoor facilities and furniture) is less expensive than transforming the deck/patio/pool area into a retreat.
A general remodeling contractor will recommended method of defining your purpose, you don’t have to necessary illuminate the entire yard, just decide what are going to be the areas you want to focus on.
Outdoor lighting project doesn’t have to be expensive. Few accent lights well-placed can have a large impact on the landscape. Any homeowner can install low-voltage landscape lighting. This project is easy; it adds beauty, security and value to the house.
So, where to start?
Select couple of items which are important to you during daylight hours, such as: a sculpture, water feature etc., by lighting these features you will make your backyard come to life after dark.
Next step is to purchase best quality fixtures that will last for decades and that you can afford.
In order to avoid too many fixtures in one area it will be best to advice with a general remodeling contractor.
There are many decorative landscape lighting fixtures, that any general remodeling can advice on; you can get inspiration from your home’s interior architectural elements. By amplifying the outdoors of your house you reflect your personal style. You can add color and interest with unique casting, nature shapes, different glass choice and more.
A good way to cut on the expenses is by adding timer that turns the lights on/off at specific time.
Another way is to use photocell; when it becomes dark the photocell automatically turns the lights on/off.
By using both photocell and a timer, the timer will be set to turn the lights on in the afternoon and the photocell will alter the timer if there is enough daylight.
Remodeling contractors will also recommend having the most efficient light source -LED. It provides similar light output to that of halogen but with extensive energy savings of up to 75 percent less.