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Building a new home can be a stressful time. Which paint color, deciding on your granite, budgeting which upgrades are best for your lifestyle. Be sure that you don’t forget about your outdoor living spaces in the process! Maybe landscape lighting is an addition that you know you want for your home, but you’re just not sure where to start. Even if you’re choosing to install your landscape lighting system years after moving into your home, it’s important to know the right questions to ask your landscape lighting designer.

Consider Your Everyday Needs

What do you use your outdoor living space for on a normal basis? Are you a frequent entertainer, hosting large parties mostly in your outdoor space? Or do you prefer to enjoy a drink poolside and bask in peace and quiet after a long work week? Is your property large with features such as pools, pergolas, gardens, and decks that you frequently walk between or do you confine most of your entertainment to one portion of the yard? Thinking about these types of scenarios will prepare you for what questions to ask your landscape lighting designer and also will help them in guiding you towards what is best for your property.

Quality and Design Options

It’s important not only to ask a lighting designer about different options for your property but also to ask about the options for design. Everyone has their own style. Perhaps you’d like some eclectic tree lighting by the pool. Or maybe, you want subtle warm lighting on the patio to set the mood for classy dinners outside. A lighting designer will be able to best tailor your lighting system if you know more about your goals for your home. Asking about options for fixtures is another important question for your lighting designer. If you know that you want a particular style such as bollards or perhaps you want lighting that blends into your landscape and stays primarily hidden. If you want to invest in the highest-end materials possible or have a budget you’re looking to remain within, these questions will all help your lighting designer in customizing a quote for you.

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Service Plans and Options

If you know that you won’t have time to maintain your landscape lighting system yourself because of your busy work schedule or due to the property being a second home, asking your landscape lighting designer about the options their company has for maintenance and service is imperative. Even with the highest quality materials, the ever so frequent hurricanes in our area can leave your system requiring maintenance on a semi-regular basis. With time, all landscape lighting systems require replacements and upgrades to keep them at their optimal performance.

Prestige Outdoor Lighting has been servicing Myrtle Beach SC and Wilmington NC for over ten years, designing and installing customized landscape lighting systems. It’s important to choose a contractor that has an outstanding reputation in the community. Prestige Outdoor Lighting has worked with customers at all phases of their project. If you’d like to get started today, give us a call for a free no-obligation discussion on your home at 910-754-5483.