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Landscape Lighting, Novelty or Investment?

Successful people tend to push the envelope in all aspects of life, they also tend to exhibit more discerning tastes than the average person. The Route 128 and adjacent locales are home to some of the most ambitious and career oriented tech entrepreneurs in the New England area and as they work hard / play hard, they also appreciate the value of having functionally elegant and welcoming home environments for their down time, rest and revitalization.

Low value DIY novelty? Or elegant, thoughtfully planned investment into something more visually satisfying?

The average home owner looks for simple and economic ways of adding aesthetic value to their real estate, custom landscape architecture is usually a top pick for the enhancement and beautification of their outdoor living spaces. Naturally, custom landscape lighting which “can” maximize the visual impacts of your landscapes, is becoming more popular as a result. The question is, “DIY”? or call a professional landscape lighting design company?

If you can appreciate fine stone masonry, have a look at this recently completed stone terrace project for clients who understood the value of good design and quality of materials. Their installation was elaborate, consisting of surrounding seat walls, a gas fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen bar. Once their hardscape was in place, the clients gained a new appreciation for the beauty of their initial design and decided to go a step further.

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Inset Stone Pathway Lighting By Boston Lightscaping

Having opted to expand initial budgetary goals, the clients decided to light their cozy nook designated for evening guest entertainment. After thoughtful consideration of light styles and placement of fixtures for the lighting system, the design which brought the most aesthetic value to their hardscape was chosen.

Their lights were then installed and carefully wired into the stonework. Next, with the assistance of the tech savvy homeowner, a mobile app to control the lighting system was downloaded and provisioned to control the entire system remotely. The day after the completed installation, we returned to receive feedback from the clients. This is what they had to say . .

We spent weeks laying stone, building the kitchen bar and moving dirt to the cost of $50k and these lights were the highlight! It was the best investment made on this project.”

Unfortunately, many homeowners simply do not realize the impact that well designed lighting systems can have on their outdoor investments. Without the proper landscape lighting design strategy, there’s the potential of missing out on a relatively low cost but high yield result for their landscape architecture.

Our hope is that all potential customers might appreciate our client success stories when considering the value of landscape lighting in the beginning stages of planning a landscape architecture project. The question to ask is “How do you perceive landscape lighting? Is it a low value, off-the-shelf DIY novelty? Or is it an elegant and thoughtfully planned investment into something more satisfying?”

Current landscape lighting system technologies can last for decades with proper maintenance and care. They use very little energy, are programmable and can truly compliment a person’s evening lifestyle. To discuss how Boston Lightscaping can add value to your outdoor spaces call or write us today.