Posted on June 27, 2016 by John Bruce
Do you plan on adding a pool, patio or outdoor living space addition in the near future? Are you undertaking a new landscape endeavor, adding flower beds, ornamental accent trees or a perennial garden? If you answered YES to any of these then it is important to realize not only the benefits of integrating outdoor lighting into your future additions can be, but also the value of planning ahead to accommodate the installation.
Outdoor lighting isn’t solely designed just for the front façade of your home and entryway, which of course we do, but it’s also about extending your enjoyment of all your outdoor areas so you can continue entertaining your friends and family well into the evening. You can do a late-night barbecue, have a pool party, watch the koi fish swimming in your pond or play with the kids on the lawn. We can light up the night in a way that will be the envy of the neighborhood. All your new outdoor upgrades will be easily seen so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and show them off to all your guests and visitors. And you can’t beat the practicality and convenience of being able to use them all day — and night!
- Planning is key
The power of planning is so important when it comes to home construction projects, particularly when it comes to outdoor lighting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City, we know that outdoor lighting is like the jewelry that is the finishing touch in a home design that shows everything off. Most of our calls come in AFTER a project is completed or we work with already existing hardscapes, but there is a great benefit and satisfaction when we are contacted early in the planning stages of your outdoor project.
We are usually always able to work around any situation like an existing patio or deck, but it may mean sacrificing preferred placement if you wait until after your addition is already completed.The BEST course of action is to contact us BEFORE you begin any outdoor living space or exterior project so we can pre-wire the area with special sleeves that act as tubes where wiring can easily pass through if you decide to add lighting now or later. Not only is this prerequisite beneficial to our lighting installation, it can also benefit other contractors involved in completing your project.
Even if you are just in the planning stages of an outdoor project right now, give us a call so we can guide you about adding lighting into the mix upfront. It’s always a good idea to make lighting part of your initial planning so you don’t settle for second-choice placement. It will also save lots of time and money to incorporate lighting into the very early stages of your plans. Plus, you can put your lights exactly where you want them and not have to go around large hardscape or structures that are already in place.
You know the old saying “hindsight is 20/20?” Many of our customers wish they would have known “pre-planning” was available for the addition of outdoor lightingbefore their anticipated outdoor addition — that is why we are spreading the word about how this one element can make the entire project run more smoothly.
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about how we can work with your contractor to pre-wire your outdoor living spaces and landscape with renovations and additions in mind!
For a complimentary design consultation or answers to questions, please contact us at (913) 859-9150.