By guest writer Amy Hardwick, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northwest Arkansas | Sponsored Content
Building a new home is always a challenge, even if you enjoy the process. Whether you’re building your next home or your forever dream house, there are myriad decisions required to turn a house into a home, affecting everything from design and function to safety and budget. It can be overwhelming without experts to guide you through. With so many choices to make, it’s no wonder outdoor lighting often gets pushed to the back of the list even though this element affects the overall design and appeal of your exterior. Here are four reasons to consider a lighting pro such as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northwest Arkansas for your next home improvement project.
1/ Enhance Your Exterior
Getting the right outdoor lighting design for your home requires careful thought and consideration, and the right fixtures for the job. The best designs highlight both the landscape and the homes’ features without drawing attention to the source of the light. For example, a ground-based uplight can cast even light coverage onto a house, which can be difficult to achieve when a fixture is placed too close to a wall. Considering where to place the fixtures, what type, how many are needed, and how to adjust them are all decisions a professional outdoor lighting designer can help with.
2/ Invest in Curb Appeal
It’s not as traditional an investment as landscaping or decking, yet no other choice contributes so directly to the safety and security of your home while simultaneously upping its curb appeal and increasing the livable outdoor hours. It’s an investment that does double-duty when done right. What’s more, outdoor lighting can add to the ambience of your home and make architectural features stand out after the sun goes down.
3/ Collaborate Creatively
It’s never too early in the building process to choose a lighting professional to guide you in making decisions. A good designer will listen to your needs, confer with your landscapers or other contractors when needed, and provide suggestions that will ultimately lead to a design that achieves your goals.
4/ Enjoy the Benefits for Years
It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to outdoor lighting, which is where hiring a professional can prove beneficial. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northwest Arkansas, we provide high-quality fixtures with both warranties and service programs to help maintain the life of your system as long as possible, features that will not only help you from the start but for years to come. Selecting low-voltage outdoor lights is an important step that deserves time and consideration so you can reap the rewards in curb appeal, increased outdoor living hours, safety, and security. Good design can be subjective but quality lighting isn’t, and our design team knows that.
Ready to enhance the beauty of your home with outdoor lighting? Visit outdoorlights.com/nw-arkansas to schedule your design consultation today.
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