exterior lighting

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Well done exterior lighting draws people to a home without visually overpowering the architecture or the landscaping. Photo by Misha Bruk.

Exterior Lighting Techniques

To most homeowners, outdoor lighting means a pair of decorative wall sconces by the front door, a few lights along the walkway and perhaps floodlights for security. Exterior lighting can do much more…
Outside of a home with landscape lights on. Photo: Jeff Zaruba
Landscape lighting should be subtle. The goal is to draw attention to what is being illuminated as opposed to the light source itself. Photo: Jeff Zaruba

What’s the Best Way to Light the Exterior of My Home?

TIP 1: Be street smart As you’ve heard many times before, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” From the street, the way a house looks at night says a lot about the people inside.…