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Exterior Home Lighting for Curb Appeal Pizazz

Written by Guest Blogger
June 21st, 2014
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Photo by Briget Murphy.

Your Dallas area home should be as beautiful on the outside as it in on the inside. Highlighting your architecture and landscaping, especially at night, is one brilliant way to do it. Why let your home be hidden from sight in the dark? Bring out the full beauty of your home with facade and landscape lighting designed to accentuate your home. Outdoor lighting is important not just for aesthetics, but is also a safety feature. With lighting, you, your family, and guests will feel secure when entering and leaving your property.

When thinking about front and landscape lighting, look for ways to highlight your entire yard (including your pool and trees) as well as the front of your home. Jack with von Gillern Construction can help you choose the appropriate lights for different areas of your property. There is no need to have only one type of lighting. Instead, think about mixing up fixtures so that you have different types of lighting across your yard, patio and entry.

Patio lighting can consist of small LED lights installed in the rafters or attached with eyelet bolts to a cement wall. Recessed lighting provides a sleek and unobtrusive look while providing light. Recessed LED lights on the floor of your deck create a soft and flattering uplight. Brighter overhead lighting can come from a variety of outdoor lamps that would complement your home and décor – from rustic fixtures, to ultra-modern lights to outdoor chandeliers.

Tree lighting is a beautiful way to add drama to your landscape. Up lighting with lamps in the ground or attached to a tree branch is the usual way of doing this. Von Gillern Construction can help you choose the correct lights for this. Also consider up lighting boulders, interesting garden spaces, outdoor art or anything of beauty or interest.

Stair lighting is not only beautiful, but has a safety aspect. Consider recessed lights built into the risers of your steps, or just beneath the lip of your tread. Lights can be squares, circles, rectangles or a decorative design.

Walkway lighting can be tricky, as you want to avoid a “runway” look. Von Gillern Construction can help you design your walk lighting so that it illuminates sufficiently but is also aesthetically pleasing. Down lighting or recessed lights are the usual the way to go with sidewalk lighting.

Facade lighting usually consists of both/either up lighting and/or down lighting. Aside from providing security, exterior house lighting can add drama to your home exterior by creating patterns of shadows and light on your home’s walls and highlighting structural elements. Don’t forget your front entrance lights.

You may want to have von Gillern install timers so that lights automatically come on at sunset and turn off at a set time. Motion-detecting lights are great to have near your garage and driveway.

If you would like more information about facade and exterior home lighting for your Dallas area home, visit their website or give Jack a call at 972.818.0411. With years of experience in home remodeling, award-winning von Gillern Construction is ready to work with you to create the perfect lighting that will bring out the natural beauty of your landscaping, and add warmth to your front entrance.