Selling your home in the New Year? Outdoor Lighting Adds Plenty of Evening Curb Appeal to Turn Heads!

House for saleAre you thinking of listing your home for sale?

Whether you are thinking of selling your home due to relocation, or you are ready to upgrade (or even downsize) your existing residence, the addition of outdoor lighting at your home can help bring your listing into the “best light” and spark interest with potential buyers!

We’re early in the home selling season, which typically heats up from spring through mid-summer, but you can get a jump on adding curb appeal now so that you can be ready to make a lasting first impression when the buyers pull into your driveway. Since days are still short and the evenings come early, you need to be ready to make a big impact after the sun sets since most buyers will visit your property after work when it’s nightfall. You certainly don’t want potential buyers to come up to a home drenched in darkness, so investing in landscape lighting will have them seeing everything in clear light.

Nashville outdoor lightingThe addition of outdoor lighting adds curb appeal!

Entice the attention of prospective buyers with lighting ambiance that adds dazzle to your garden beds and elicits a wonderful sense of warmth, charm and elegance.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can also illuminate your For Sale yard sign so that it’s visible even at night when people are driving by. If your home looks appealing at nightfall, there is a good chance that a potential purchaser will want to make an appointment to tour it during the day.

Beautiful outdoor lighting designs in Belle Meade, Nashville TN by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Your buyers are likely working a day job and commuting, so they will need to see your home at night for the first time, so make certain your property is attractive and well-lit. You want to ensure that your home is clearly visible from the street as we know that many potential buyers decide right on your driveway whether or not they want to actually go in. Adding landscape lighting stages the outside of your property at night very similarly to the way indoor staging does, and architectural lighting helps bring the details of your home to center stage. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will work within your budget and provide you with an outdoor lighting plan that gives your property appeal well into the evening hours. We will show off the roofline of your home, the façade and front door; we will illuminate your flower beds, the patio, your walkways and all the interesting facets your property has to offer so they can visualize what their outdoor lifestyle can be if they buy your home.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleMake sure buyers are easily able to get around your property to check out all the benefits your home has to offer and how they can see themselves living there. If your home looks extraordinary in the twilight hours, they will be excited about making a follow-up appointment to see your home during the day. Good landscape illumination also makes your house look larger in the backdrop of the night sky — enhancing the depth and width. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will set you up with an expert lighting designer that will showcase your home’s features such as a back deck, gazebo or a two-story front porch in its best light.  Your tree canopies will be lit up and ready to pique the interest of lookers, and we will add sparkle to every corner of your property to give it a grander perspective of size. We can take a pool, water feature or pond and give it immense depth and elegance, too!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville bring you some real estate curb appeal through a wash of evening light. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Partners with Top Landscape Architect, Anne Daigh, to Light Up Edgehill Village

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In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

We love unique and creative outdoor lighting challenges at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and this one from our friend, and landscape architect, Anne Daigh is one of our favorites. Anne, who is a talented landscape architect here in Nashville, was looking for a partner to help illuminate a courtyard  located in super trendy Edgehill Village—a vintage industrial building that has been repurposed into cool shops, businesses and restaurants just off Music Row. The location consists of 8 brick building that once house Whiteway Cleaners in the 20’s which have been restored to embrace their historical style and significance.  Anne’s  goal was to illuminate it in a unique way that would inspire patrons and keep them coming back. She approached us with a clever way to light this outdoor area so that it would pay homage to the structure’s history, but also have a retro modern feel at the same time.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

The courtyard is partially exposed to the open air, and we wanted to make sure Anne’s vision came to life by tying the indoors and outside together. We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs that vary from 18” to 38” in circumference. The orbs are red and bring a fabulous pop of color into this indoor/outdoor space that we suspended with aircraft cables from the exposed metal grid iron work that supports the roof covering the courtyard.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Edgehill Village loves the final result that Anne designed and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville installed, and we were thrilled to partner with her on illuminating yet another fashionable and trendy corner in the city of Nashville. We love that we have our name stamped all over some of the hippest spots in town like the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Gulch. We are thrilled that building and landscape architects come to us to put the final touch on their masterful creations so that they are showcased to the max in the evening hours. And we are more than happy to make them look good after the sun goes down.

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs.

It doesn’t matter to us if you have a humble residence, a big estate, a corporate park or a new restaurant—you are guaranteed to get the same level of service and quality from our team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We are happy to present creative ideas that will fit most any budget, and we will make sure that your friends or your customers will be delighted by what they see. We promise that we will create a look that’s memorable and can give you any look you are trying to capture. We use the same commercial quality fixtures and wiring for all our customers, so you are guaranteed years of good use from all the equipment we install. We are also thrilled to partner with your designer or landscape architect  to make your outdoor illumination dreams come true.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to bring your landscape lighting plan come alive. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

 

Don’t let your beautifully cultivated Nashville garden and landscape vanish in the cover of night

Outdoor Lighting perspectives rose garden lightingYou’ve worked so hard to make your property look its best, so why allow it to disappear under a veil of darkness? Artistically installed landscape and garden lighting can make your exterior spaces feel like an outdoor room filled with natural moonlight enhanced focal points. With a custom designed and professionally installed garden and landscape lighting plan by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the fruits of your labor  will not only shine in the darkness, but your outdoor living areas will come to life.

Zen inspired landscape lighting

With the utmost care we provide exterior lighting designs which highlight your home’s landscaped surroundings, drawing special attention to prized plantings and trees. In the evening as colors seem richer and more vivid — lighting adds depth, texture and dimension not typically visible during the day. Imagine fragrant night-blooming jasmine glowing in the moonlight-like illumination of a path light as its small tubular blossoms permeate the night air with its exotic sweetness, or the papery silver-gray bark of the river birch appearing almost sterling as tree lighting accentuates and adds drama to its umbrella-like canopy of diamond-shaped, double-toothed leaves.

Night -blooming Brugmansia, aka Angels trumpet.

Night -blooming Brugmansia, aka Angels trumpet.

Several night-blooming varieties of flowers and plants beg to be cast in the warm glow of landscape and garden lighting, for example: Brugmansia – a small tree with hanging flowers, Night Phlox – a bordering ground cover, Tuberose – opulent flowering bulbs, Japanese Wisteria – a woody vine with clusters of blossoms, and the fragrant Moonflower vine. No matter which type of foliage or floral displays your garden and its surrounding may contain, landscape and garden lighting intensifies their vibrant beauty…matched only by their intoxicating fragrances.

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Garden and landscape outdoor lighting is not only coveted for its aesthetic appeal but having a well-lit landscape will also enable you to utilize your property to its full potential. The amazing spaces you can create outside your home for enjoyment and entertaining with proper exterior lighting are almost endless. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping stones and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost mystical spell upon its inhabitants.

A few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting include:

  • Add depth and mystery to your evening landscape.
  • Show off your creativity.
  • Make your yard safer for evening travel, while creating ambiance.
  • Increase your home’s curb appeal.
  • Choosing low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs.
John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

The ultimate finishing touch, landscape and garden lighting adds value to your home and property. If you’re ready to learn more about garden and landscaping, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can make sure your home and its beautiful surroundings never disappear at nightfall! (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Experience seasons of splendor in your Nashville landscape with outdoor lighting

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

Many people assume that outdoor lighting is just a luxury to enjoy during the warmer months, when actually nothing could be farther from the truth. Lighting gives homeowners, and business owners alike, the chance to enjoy the changing seasons in all their majesty.

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This gazebo comes to life at night within the landscape with outdoor lighting

To everything there is a season:

One of the most memorable elements landscape lighting, tree lighting and even architectural lighting provide is a stage for the changing seasons. As your landscape changes, leaves change hues and blooms emerge, outdoor lighting can be there to illuminate each moment as it unfolds.

Lighting makes a huge impact as part of your landscape. Landscape lighting can be used to emphasize a perennial flower garden that changes with each colored bloom and bud, or a line of flowering trees that transform from hauntingly beautiful barren branches in the winter months to green to mounds of whimsical pink blooms from one season to the next. Even the smallest landscape ornamentals will change personalities from spring to fall. Although your outdoor lighting stays in the same place, the area it illuminates evolves, as does the scenery.

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Truly professional outdoor lighting will enhance your home, landscape and your lifestyle.

More than just a pretty face:

The benefits of outdoor lighting go well beyond beautification and aesthetic enhancement. Lighting also aids in providing a more safe and secure setting for you and your family to enjoy. This includes having a more secure area to enjoy outdoor activities and relax. Security lighting such as path lighting can even makes the trip to your front door more secure because you no longer have to muddle around at a dark entrance to find your keys or while dropping shopping bags! The addition of lighting will make ease, peace of mind and convenience as a way of life. Experts are also quick to point out that outdoor lighting reduces the chances of falling victim to crime because a well lit home, or business, is less likely to become the target of a break-in.

A closeup of one of our LED path lights.

A closeup of one of our LED path lights.

Outdoor lighting for all seasons:

Although preference of LED over halogen outdoor lighting is really a matter of choice. A higher percentage of our clients opt to go with LED. It is true that LED is more energy-efficient, long-lasting and eco-friendly than traditional outdoor lighting systems; but did you also know LED is more durable? That’s right! LED lighting makes the perfect candidate for outdoor lighting because it holds up better to the harsh elements and the extreme hot and cold of seasonal changes. In additon, since LED is a UV free source of light it is less likely to attract nuisance insects. This means the amount of mosquitoes that are drawn into your deck, patio or oudoor living space by light are reduced making outdoor living more enjoyeable for everyone!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be in every season! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email:

 

 

 

 

Our own Bob Lyons Sr. goes live on the airways with endless ideas for making this Christmas the merriest!

podcast-logo-Porch Ideas NetworkOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was filling the airwaves last week when our own Bob Lyons Sr. was featured on Porch Ideas Network via podcast with Mary and Dave. The segment featured Christmas Light Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch and Yard and secrets on creating wonderful holiday light displays and installing outdoor Christmas lights safely.

This informative and fun segment covered every area of holiday lighting, including choosing the colors you like best and desired location of your display. Here’s a peek:

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

“What you first have to decide is what color you want to use or whether you want to use all white or clear. And then you have to decide whether you want to augment it with different features like starbursts, wreaths, garland, or other holiday decorations.” 

“Then you have to decide if it’s better to concentrate on one area of your yard or porch (and do it really well) or broaden out (and possibly not do as good a job overall).”

Nashville lighted stars in trees

Nashville lighted starburst in trees.

The variety of colored LED lighting used in holiday lighting displays was also covered at great length during the segment. In addition, proper spacing of holiday lighting, power requirements, tree wrap holiday lighting and how we combine strings of lights for a cohesive effect were all hot topics!

We can’t divulge ALL our secrets! But you can listen to the full audio program with Bob Lyons Sr. for more lighting tips.

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives serves Middle Tennessee and the Nashville area in providing residential and commercial outdoor lighting. Our installations are beautiful, timeless and can turn you home, business and landscape into a true work of art, after dark!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also listen to the podcast here, or you may download the segment free on iTunes here.

How outdoor lighting is helping Nashville homeowners add design, and curb appeal, to their home

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

This past weekend marked not only the arrival of August, but also the inaugural arrival of National Curb Appeal month. This new, annual event is dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. One of the best ways to add loads of curb appeal to your home, and landscape, is through the addition of outdoor lighting. Look through the pages of any upscale home or garden magazine and outdoor lighting takes center stage.You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic, and elegance at your home is only a dream. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only daydream about outdoor lighting at your home, but make that vision a reality too!

Recently, our friends at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

The Idea and Inspiration: When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, landscape lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Free Design Consultation and Demonstration: Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too. Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

The Installation: Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Reveal: Here in Nashville, March through September is some of the best times to enjoy outdoor living. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space.Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Ready to experience this kind of transformation for yourself? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen today! Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is making the evening landscape more welcoming for man’s best friend

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Our own “Rocky” the lightning dog on the way to office.

Outdoor lighting provides an endless plethora of benefits to homeowners. These benefits encompass enhancing the beauty and curb appeal of the home and landscape while promoting a safer more secure home. Did you ever think about the ways outdoor lighting enhances the time our furry friends spend outdoors too? For most of us, our dog is considered a member of the family– not just man’s best friend, but everyone’s best friend — with that in mind, outdoor lighting can make those evening trips outdoors safer and more enjoyable for both you and your pet.

If you are a dog owner there is no escaping the inevitable need for evening walks. For some pet parents, taking a stroll after dark seems easy, but if you live in a secluded area with limited lighting or lots of traffic, this may be a source of trepidation. For homeowners who have a fenced  backyard, or designated area of their landscape to turn their dog out into instead of walking their dog, a dark backyard is still a source for concern for the safety of your pet. This can be even more of a concern in rural areas where wildlife frequents your property. The addition of outdoor lighting such as path, sidewalk and various landscape lighting can aid in making evening visits outdoors more enjoyable and safer for both you and your pet. Outdoor lighting will allow you to return from evening walks into a well-lit environment allowing for relaxed, safer entry back into the home. For pets that have specified areas within your landscape, outdoor lighting will make the time they spend outdoors in the evening safer because of the extended visibility it offers both you and your pet, also giving you peace of mind.

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Path and landscape lighting aids in more secure travel when venturing outdoors in the evening with your pet.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in outdoor lighting designed to enhance the lifestyle of every member of the family, including our four-legged family. From landscape and architectural lighting to make accessing the backyard a relaxed experience for you and your pet, to path and sidewalk lighting allowing well-lit passage on the way to and from your evening walks. We take your comfort and safety seriously.

We have put together an assortment of great tips sure to put a little spring in your step and ensure that your evening strolls outside of your property with your dog are a ritual you both look forward to :

  • Bring a flashlight — Once you leave the security of your well-lit landscape to come home to make sure you have a dependable source of illumination for you and your pet while on the go. Portable flashlights are great, as are other sources of illumination, like headlights and lanterns. Remember you should always leave your house with a device that will help you observe the paths and roads ahead. Some of the newest pet-friendly sources of illumination include blinking LED lights,  light sticks or illuminated dog collars, all of which can be a great way to maintain visibility for both you and your dog!
  • Bring your cell phone — Before you throw on your jacket and fasten a leash to your dog’s collar, be sure you have your cell phone on hand. According to Dogster.com, this is also a great way to maintain a sense of time while you’re outside and  reach out to others in case an emergency occurs.
A safe, well lit house by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A safe, well-lit house for you and your pet to return home to courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

  • Make you and your pet easy for others to see with reflective gear — Wear reflective gear to aid in making you and your dog more visible to people driving. This includes walking on a sidewalk in a gated community or while near a busy intersection, it’s important that others are able to see both you and your pet. There’s a variety of reflective gear that will make it easier for those passing by to spot you, including  reflective shirts, full body gear, illuminating collars and even leashes.
  • Enjoy the moment — Leave distractions at home and enjoying this time to bond with your pet. While you may be tempted to plug-in your earbuds as you head out with your dog, this will inevitably distract you. Instead, try to be as observant as possible while you and your pooch enjoy the fresh air and time together outside.

Please contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about all the ways the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance the lifestyle of the whole family and increase the enjoyment of the time you spend outdoors together! (615) 373 – 0638, email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Please visit our landscape outdoor lighting photo gallery and our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about how to make your evening landscape pet-friendly for your pooch!