05 Jan We Need Light Outside Our Homes….. Here’s Why
Why do we need light outside our homes?
It may seem like a simple question, with an even more simple answer. But, the real answer goes beyond the surface of just adding decoration or bringing safety and security around the perimeters of the home and property at night.
Here’s why we all need a comprehensive lighting system or at the very least a few special places, objects or items illuminated outside our living spaces:
Landscape Light makes a home more livable.
Amongst all of the landscape amenities in our gardens and outside of our homes, all of their value diminishes once the sun goes down and they disappear into darkness however it’s nice to have creative forms of light that can effortlessly bring life back into an outdoor space once the sun goes down.
When accomplished by an experienced designer, like a form of art, you can sense the time, effort, and skill that went into the planning and creation of the illuminated space.
Light lets you express yourself and encourages dialogue.
Without needing words, light can be the perfect way to express who you are to both yourself and others.
Why? Because light draws attention.
And, when you love your property enough to have it creatively illuminated, that story speaks volumes about you and the pride and care taken in the home and neighborhood.
Whether it’s your personality or what you value in life, light can be the perfect medium. This lets you forge deeper connections with those who come to your home.
Light helps us validate and recognize our values.
Whether it’s a memory or a feeling, a lighted piece of art can evoke powerful emotions when we look at it. And art of course is in the eye of the beholder. It can be a special tree, statue, pond or water feature. Lighted art can cheer us up after a bad day, make us remember, or inspire us to do more in life. It can provide comfort that we can see outside of the confines of our homes walls.
Light stretches our boundaries outside the walls of the home
When light is more than decoration it makes possible views from interior windows are doors. It can create depth and dimension to an otherwise dark hole of a space. A talented designer can also draw attention away from not too pleasant views at night like trash cans, sheds, a/c compressors or any other part of your property that you have no choice in viewing during daylight hours.
Light breathes life around our home.
Your home is “your place,” and that’s why decorating it to your liking is so important. You need to feel comfortable in your space! And, surrounding your home by lighting the garden you love, will make more enjoyable where you spend a majority of your time.
Plus, from a functional design standpoint, lighting creates focal points, makes a property appear finished, and immediately shows off your interests and ideals to visitors. By choosing to live with garden lighting, you are choosing to bring a better more enriched life into your home.
We Need Light Around Our Homes.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 27 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.Gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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