Exterior lighting to show off your landscaping at night is a great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal. And there’s a functional element too – outdoor lighting can be a strong deterrent to criminal activity on your property. Still, as you begin researching your options, one of the first questions relates to cost. Is residential landscape lighting in Reno expensive? It can be, depending on your perspective. Here’s what to understand about the costs of outdoor lighting for your home.
The professional installation of exterior lights for your landscaping involve costs for materials and labor. A company like Harris Landscape Construction here in Reno uses high-quality components and materials for their reliability, durability, and longevity. You can’t reasonably compare hard-wired exterior lighting that’s been custom designed to create a desired effect to the solar-powered lights you buy at the hardware store and pop into a flower bed.
Upfront costs also increase somewhat when LEDs are being used. They’re a far more efficient option, and you’ll save money over the long run with a lower electric bill and longer lifespan.
Proper exterior lighting starts with a plan, and working with a professional means the job is considered from all angles. As a landscape construction company here in Reno and Sparks, Harris Landscape has worked on a number of exterior lighting projects, and we’ll apply our experience and knowledge to your project so it’s executed properly.
While the DIY route is always an option, consider what it’s really costing you. Unless you have direct experience with landscape lighting, you’ll need to begin with extensive research. What kind of lights will you use? How many do you need? What transformer will work best based on your lighting needs? How much and what kind of wiring do you need based on the number of lights and their energy output? Can you bury the wiring properly without tearing up your landscaping? Do you have a designer’s eye for proper placement to accentuate your garden, highlight walkways, and illuminate the deck or patio? If you can’t easily answer these questions, you’ll need to invest a lot of time into making that happen. And time is money.
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The short, dark days of winter have many of us considering exterior lighting for our landscaping. Learn more about how professional exterior landscape lighting can improve the appearance and functionality of your outdoor spaces – contact Harris Landscape Construction today for a free estimate.