Did you know that creating outdoor lighting can enhance the beauty and feel for your house and yard? Also, adding lightings around your home and yard can improve security and safety too. GCS Group Services has added some helpful tips on you can create professional but straightforward looking light on your own. Did you know that creating outdoor lighting can enhance the beauty and feel for your house and yard? Also, adding lightings around your home and yard can improve security and safety too. GCS Group Services has added some helpful tips on you can create professional but straightforward looking light on your own. 

1. Getting Started. 

Before getting started, check to see if you have any outlets/connection you could use to plug your lightings. If you do not have the basic setup for this, we recommend hiring an electrician to do it. Once you have that figured out, the next step is to plan how you would like to place your exterior lighting around your home and yard. This will help you envision how you would like to design your lights. 

2. Attention. 

Take a look at your yard, what do you want the lighting to focus on? Is it the tree, shrubs, a fountain, or even the walkway to your home? If your yard has not yet matured, chances are the lighting will need to be pointing from the ground up. If you are unsure how you would like to design your landscape, consider hiring a professional who’s experienced in all types of lighting projects. This will give you a clear idea of what to expect when the job is completed. Sometimes a helping hand is all you need. 

3. Choices of Light.

With so many choices out there just which one do you even go for? Spotlights, floodlights, path lights, or even the combination of the three plays an important factor when upgrading your landscape. Once you have decided which types of lighting you want to install the next step is choosing LED, halogen or fluorescent light. If you have a budget in mind, we recommend sticking with halogen or fluorescent.  

4. Color and Effects.

Creating a mood and feel to your landscape will welcome your guests with open arms! We often see homeowners get carried away with their lights that it becomes a bit much for the eyes. Start with a pure earth tone mood and gradually grow from there. You never know you might not need to add any color or effects in the end.

5. Final Checklist.

If your home is situated close to your neighbors, take into consideration how you set up your lighting as you don’t want to reflect directly into your neighbor’s windows. If you plan to place lights near the road, be careful not to go overboard for drivers passing by. You want them to be complimenting your house, not your lights! 

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