The summer is almost over. That means the time has to come to think about your Nottingham home’s outdoor lighting. Whether you want to use directional lighting to highlight unique lawn decorations or you want to make your garden path easier to see, here’s how to make the most of the outdoor lighting you already have.
Decide Where You Want It
Before you can get started, the first thing you need to do is figure out where you want to add some more outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting can help make your Nottingham home look more beautiful, but it’s also a great way to make your house more secure. Once you know where you want to install the lights, you need to choose the fixtures you want. For instance, path lighting makes it easier to see your driveway and the walkway to your deck or patio.
Meanwhile, tree and accent lights call attention to your trees and your front door after dark. Wall mounted downlights are what their name implies – they go on a wall and point downwards. Once you’ve got your lights, it’s time to try some different techniques.
Try Different Techniques
Uplighting: For uplighting to work, you’ll need in-ground lights, spotlights, or both. With this technique, you can make your trees and hedges seem much more impressive.
Wall washing: The name of this technique sounds odd, but it produces an eye-catching effect. Use several well-placed spotlights to bring the exterior of your home to life and give your retaining walls some more character, too.
Backlighting: When you backlight something in your landscape, you should turn the spotlight towards the item and avoid pointing it at any nearby walls.
Think About Styles
What does your Nottingham home look like? What is the general aesthetic of your neighborhood? You’ll need to answer these questions to help choose the style of outdoor light you can use.
Choose a Power Source
No matter what you want to do with your outdoor lights, you’re going to need a reliable power source. If you’re interested in saving energy and making your home more energy-efficient, then low-voltage lights could be the way to go, especially when you pair them with the right transformer.
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