BY RITA COOK 04/01/2015 11:32 AM
Like a well-designed interior and gracious furnishings in each room, beautiful exterior lighting can increase a home’s grandeur and extend its curb appeal when the sun goes down.
The design of outdoor illumination these days can be as creative as the imagination allows, says Steve Lamb, owner of Lambs Landscape Lighting in Fort Worth.
“We always look for opportunities to illuminate something different in the landscape,” Lamb says. “For instance, we recently installed a system on a property that had a large metal alligator art piece in the landscape. This particular piece had holes throughout the metal; we installed LED lights inside the alligator and created an awesome one-of-a-kind light fixture.
“Any time we can illuminate a playhouse, birdhouse, water feature, fountain or art piece, it also creates a great focal point.”
Making sure it all fits together is key, but Patrick Cheatham, owner of Creative Nightscapes in North Richland Hills, says that about 50 percent of the lighting his company installs is for the front of the home, giving the clients beautiful curb appeal with an added benefit of safety and security…. Read Full Article