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Architecture Lighting: Go Beyond the Trees when Lighting your Landscape

Landscape lighting goes so much further than just illuminating the trees and shrubs of one’s property. Here at Landscape Lighting Pro we design our installs to showcase your property in its best light (pun intended). One of the ways we do this is through lighting the different architectural elements of your property. 

Here are 4 reasons we light architecture: 

1. Curb appeal 

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One of the main reasons we incorporate architectural lighting to our designs is the boost in curb appeal it offers. When we add lighting to the home itself, it allows us to enhance the beauty and uniqueness of each and every home we light. 

By illuminating the elements of a home that are focal points in daylight, we are able to showcase the home’s aesthetic even at night. Not only does it look good, but it helps our guests find our home with ease as well! 

2. Security 

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Providing a level of security is a huge reason for adding architecture lighting to a property. When we light the architecture of a home, it gives a homeowner visual control over their property. 

When a home well lit, it poses as a risk to a trespasser. An intruder is more likely to choose a non-lit home versus one that is well lit to avoid being seen. Adding architecture lighting is one of the most simple ways to add a level of security to your home and property. 

3.Perimeter highlight 

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If your landscape includes any type of retaining wall, it is always a great idea to add wall wash lighting to it. Adding lighting to a wall surrounding the perimeter of a property removes any black holes that form near the edges of any landscape. 

These black holes inhibit us from having full visual control over our property. When we add lighting to retaining walls, it gives us back this control. It also allows us to highlight the beauty of our landscape that would otherwise be lost and unseen when the sun goes down. Beauty and safety…it’s a win win! 

4. Backyard boost

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Does your outdoor living space have sitting walls around a fire pit, counter top in an outdoor kitchen, or a beautiful stone wall around your patio? Incorporating architecture, or wall wash, lighting to these elements can enhance the space immensely. 

By simply lighting these areas, we can extend their usage and create an ambiance that is unmatched. 

Ready to light your architecture?

If you are inspired and ready to light the architecture of your landscape, give us a call at (801) 440-7647,  or fill out a consult request form here! 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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