You can’t always depend on the sun, moon, and stars for light – especially outside. Sometimes, it may seem like the only option for landscape lighting is an ugly floodlight or nothing at all. At Images Landscaping, we can help you design custom outdoor lighting that provides beauty and added security.
Decks, patios, and gazebos are wonderful places to enjoy the wondrous Michigan summer. Unfortunately, when the yard becomes too dark, we are forced back indoors. With our lighting solutions, you won’t have to! We’ll make sure you have enough light to read, socialize, and make the most of your outdoor space. This could be strings of lights or strategically placed lanterns. The bulbs can be a warm traditional yellow or multicolored. The possibilities are endless!
Home is the place we know best, right? And yet, we still can trip, bang our toes, or misstep. When we travel high-traffic areas like walkways, sidewalks, or entryways in the dark, we can injure ourselves and guests in our home. With strategic landscape lighting, you and your guests can have peace of mind. You’ll all be able to travel the property safely. This is especially important if you have an in-ground pool. You don’t want guests falling in! Patio lighting is the solution! A popular option is installing lighting strips under stairs so that you and your guests can find your footing without ruining the atmosphere of the yard.
Nightscape lighting also keeps you safe from people you don’t want on your property. Images Landscaping can install motion detectors for areas like entryways, corners, or garages if you have security concerns. These motion sensors can be controlled with a switch, so you can turn it off and on at will. Small lights throughout the yard keep you and your family safe from trips and falls, and larger, brighter floodlights will keep your property secure from would-be burglars and trespassers. And while it’s not a guarantee against criminals, most people that are up to no good do not want to be in the spotlight. If you already have security cameras, adding lighting can make it that much easier to catch criminals on camera!
Many outdoor lighting options are either solar-powered or rely on LED bulbs, which means you won’t have an expensive utility bill. Solar-powered lights and lanterns will collect their energy during the day – you don’t have to flip a switch, press a button, or point a remote! They’ll light up the yard, and you won’t have to remember to turn them on or off. Plus, they’ll automatically detect when to turn on, so they don’t waste their energy. LED bulbs last about 25,000 hours, and they don’t attract bugs because they do not emit infrared light! So you won’t have to worry about pest control measures either!
Some people are hesitant to use LED bulbs because they don’t want a bright blue-hued light. While these bulbs would be ideal for a security floodlight, you aren’t stuck with them when it comes to the rest of your landscape lighting installation. LEDs come in different levels of brightness and in multiple colors. We can even install bulbs that look like a flickering candle! We’re happy to work with your design goals or provide you some ideas if you aren’t sure where to start. The versatility of outdoor lighting is endless. We can illuminate virtually any outdoor space.
Whether this is your forever home or you plan to move at some point, curb appeal greatly influences the price of your home. In fact, it can affect a home’s selling price by as much as 14%. People want to feel comforted and invited when they step onto a property, and a cozily lit garden might be exactly what a potential buyer is looking for.
It’s not too late to illuminate! At Images Landscaping, we provide exterior lighting design and installation to Novi, Michigan, and surrounding communities. We’re happy to build off your existing dream backyard idea or help you start from scratch. If you’re ready to make your dream backyard a reality – call (248) 866-5442, or you can leave us a message online. Be sure to check out our monthly blog, where we share tips and ideas about all things landscaping. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to view photos of our landscaping jobs as well as any upcoming deals and offers!