The operative word here is "lighting". If your home has lights on the front door, garage door and back door, you are at the very beginning stage of lighting design for your home. Lighting for curb appeal is huge now adays. Outdoor lighting expands your home, lawn, garden and more areas to a complete concept of lighting. Your home is your castle and you deserve to proudly display all of its wonderful features.
Take a walk, bike ride or car journey through your neighborhood with landscape lighting in mind. You will be amazed at how many homes have lighting at various stages of design. Some homes, very simply lit, may be in the majority. Take notice of the ones that appeal to you. These will probably be the ones that have integrated features of lighting. These enhancements will expand the "living space" for the home owners various outside activities.
The next step is to view your property with your family and come up with a list of features that you can imagine being visually enhanced by landscape lighting. You will probably be amazed with what you come up with and truly this is the beginning of your project. Some to the features you should take into consideration are:
- Trees of interest, planting areas, and rock formations
- Porches, driveways, walkways, pathways and the front facing of your home
- Relaxing and quiet areas, conversational gathering areas and activity areas such as pergolas, outdoor kitchens, and dinning areas