Elite Landscape Design can enhance your home's curb appeal and improve home security and safety with deck lights, solar lights, landscape lighting, path lights and spot lights.
- Architectural Features: Outdoor landscape lighting can be used to highlight a wall, for example, by washing it or grazing it. When a wide beam of light is aimed at a wall from a few feet away, it creates a wall wash. A light used to graze a wall creates interesting highlights and shadows. Both will provide accent to nearby plants.
- Decks or Patios: Lighting can be used to illuminate specific task areas on a deck or patio, such as a kitchen or cooking spot, as well as railings and seating areas. Up lighting, which is harder to accomplish outside, can be used on a deck or patio to send light upward on an umbrella or deck "ceiling" for an indirect effect.
- Driveway: Low-voltage lights are a good option along a driveway.
- Entries: Place lights either to each side of a door or overhead at front, back, and side entry doors.
- Gazebos, Pergolas, or Trellises: Lighting is a good way to highlight an interesting element in the outdoor landscape.
- Paths: A well-lit path is both welcoming and required, providing illumination that extends hospitality to visitors and makes walking more secure. High illumination isn't necessary, and down lights will prevent glare. Individually lit pavers can also be used to light a pathway.
- Steps: Steps should be lighted for safety; either the risers or the treads can be lit.