Outdoor Fireplace & Patio Landscape Lighting in Summerfield, NC 27358
PROJECT SUMMARY: This home has it all! Beautiful white brick home, detached garage and study, enormous paver patio with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, paver driveway, beautiful landscaping, and the list goes on and on. We didn’t even mention the inside of the home!
Professional outdoor lighting was desired to help enhance this properties appearance and make the backyard patio function after hours when the sun goes down.
These clients love to entertain, so choosing the right lighting designer that could help make the property at night look as cool as the place is during the day was important.
During the design phase, Southern Lights provides the road map and detailed lighting designs for our clients, capturing beautiful settings at night, creating the most ideal landscape lighting effects.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOCUS: The main landscape lighting focus on phase I was to ensure instant curb appeal from the street: front elevation of home, front paver walkway, trees in the front yard, garage, brick walls on the inside of driveway, and the paver driveway itself.
Phase II brought the backyard into the picture, highlighting the paver patio, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, backyard elevations of the home and detached garage, and a few selected trees to help give the space some depth at night.
Landscape lighting really allows us to capture the space in a more intimate and natural way than traditional line voltage (120v) flood lights. Accent landscape lighting helps create drama and detail on architecture and warmth to the landscape.
When talking with our clients, Southern Lights always tries to listen for what’s most important from our client’s perspective. In this case and in our company motto of (Safety. Security. SERENITY), All three of these focuses played an equal role in these lighting designs.
- Safety lighting was needed to address the elevation changes throughout the property and along the long driveway.
- Security lighting was needed to help illuminate a very dark back and side yard and keep intruders out.
- SERENITY lighting is always needed to give the space and property a clean and natural design during evening hours. Tying the function with the beauty is always our goal.
- Front Elevation of Home
- Back Elevation of Home
- Paver Walkway
- Paver Driveway
- Paver Patio
- Bluestone Patio
- Brick Privacy Walls
- Landscape Plantings & Trees
- Outdoor Kitchen
- Elevation Changes at Steps and Walkway
- Up-lighting of Specific Trees
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found Henson Forest, Summerfield, NC 27358.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. The front walkway again was a main focus for these clients.
Southern Lights tackled this design and installation in 2 phases over a year and a half time span.
This outdoor lighting system is built to last and to add on to. Creating a lighting design, that is scaleable is important to Southern Lights. This property is ready for additional lights that may be desired in the future without having to re-wire and re-do any of the landscape lighting. Southern Lights has the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing clients and this couple was no different. Their love for their home shined through in their appreciation for the beautifully illuminated landscape lighting on this property.
Adding outdoor landscape lighting and giving our client remote access through a smartphone made all the difference for their sense of security. Coming home to a beautifully lit home and landscape instantly sets the mood and helps separate the stress of life, with the calmness of home.
These clients realized early on that this property and landscape really needed the full attention of an expert landscape lighting designer. Allowing Southern Lights the ability to be creative with the lighting design and to have some freedom of fixture selection and location, proved to be a great decision.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- Down Lighting “Moonlighting”
- Up Lighting
- Path Lighting
- Patio Lighting
- Soffit Lighting
- Directional Lighting
- Cross Lighting
HURDLES TO OVERCOME: Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Getting light to the right place takes some skill and time to coordinate installing wire to the desired fixture location.
Southern Lights knew from the beginning that this home was going to need more landscape lighting fixtures in the future with an added phase down the road, so right sizing cable, transformer, and amperage on the system was important.
The driveway and garage areas were overly dark due to the tall privacy brick walls. Getting fixtures installed into the paver driveway was not necessarily easy. Southern Lights had to pull out the outer border of pavers to run our landscape lighting wire to the desired location of the fixtures. After fixtures were located, the pavers then had to be cut with a concrete saw to custom install each fixture as if it were always meant to be there.
Again, on the driveway side of this home, dormers were needing to be illuminated to help carry the landscape lighting effect across the architecture evenly. Custom gutter mounted fixtures were utilized to highlight the dormers. On the same section of the home sat 1 set of garage doors that were also very dark and ominous, so carry attention was placed in installing soffit lights above each garage casting a very nice soft effect across the garage and spilling onto the paver driveway.
The existing landscape was fairly mature, so keeping the plant material properly pruned will be an ongoing maintenance need for these clients to keep the lighting design in tact for years to come and to reduce unnatural shadows on the architecture. This client ultimately trusted Southern Lights with the lighting designs allowing us to provide them with the most ideal landscape lighting effect with the best lighting fixtures for the space and structures. We think it turned out pretty awesome!
Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights of NC: Outdoor Lighting and Audio serves clients properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc. Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose the most ideal landscape lighting company Greensboro, NC. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone (336.451.4969)