At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, our Architectural & Facade outdoor lighting caters to all sizes and styles of homes found in the San Antonio and Hill Country areas — from very tall, to very wide, to Mediterranean-inspired home and adorable bungalows – and everything in between. As your professional architectural and facade lighting designer, we take not only the dimensions of the area being illuminated into consideration but also the specific architectural features of your home. For example; If tall elegant columns grace the front of your home, these can be elegantly illuminated to make a welcoming statement to all who enter.
When speaking the language of architectural outdoor lighting we take into consideration your homes length, width and depth. For example, in an artist’s palette, you may have hues of red, blues and greens. The amount of each color the painter will use on his canvas will depend on what he is painting. For instance, if he is painting a landscape, chances are the artist would use predominately greens. Would the artist be able to use those same greens to achieve a rendering of an autumn sunset? Of course not, that is why this analogy shows that the same lighting design and application does not work on homes with different dimensions or architectural styles. Each home is different and individual and should be treated as such when it comes to designing the outdoor lighting.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North is your local expert at designing an outdoor lighting application that accentuates your home’s individuality.A small ranch style home would have a much different outdoor lighting design than a larger custom-built home would. A typical ranch style home is a good package to focus on the width of the home, because in most cases a ranch reflects a longer design. With this style of home, you want to use outdoor lighting to add depth, so it’s not a one-dimensional flat canvas. A good lighting design would incorporate illuminating smaller trees closer to the home and the outward landscape of the home to accentuate the homes curves as well. Creating depth is not always about the features of the home but also using the areas that surround the home itself in order to create depth and dimension.
Proper outdoor lighting on larger or custom-built homes with more custom features begins with focusing on the width of the home. In most cases, this type of home will not be flat across the front. With custom homes, you want to stretch the width with the use of light to accentuate any peaks, eaves or arches and maximize their uniqueness and beauty.
Illuminating across the front of the home’s exterior and accentuating the height of the home is key to maximizing the curb appeal. We like to pick out vegetation to the left and right of the home so it flanks the home and frames the entire picture. This type of design also lets people know that when they drive past your home it looks even larger with properly placed and applied outdoor lighting.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North also uses key architectural features such as stonework, retaining walls or any specialty element to create shadow and depth. One crucial thing most often gets overlooked in outdoor lighting illuminating the dormers on a home, this is important in allowing your outdoor lighting application to achieve height and balance.
If you are ready to take the curb appeal of your home to a new level with expert outdoor lighting design and installation, contact us for a complimentary design consultation at (210) 971-8759 or email us at [email protected].