SPRINGTIME ILLUMINATIONS

SPRINGTIME ILLUMINATIONS

Springtime will spring before you know it. It’s the golden season for outdoor living, before the formidable Houston summer heat. Time to survey the patio, ready the grill, and get ready for those laid-back evenings with family and friends. Early springtime is also...
LIGHTING YOUR HOME: A THREE-NOTE CHORD

LIGHTING YOUR HOME: A THREE-NOTE CHORD

A lot of the value of long professional experience is in knowing how to best approach the task at hand.  So it is on the artistic side of outdoor lighting. Experience teaches us how to think about the nightscape with a method. To “see” it before the first...
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOR SMALLER HOMES

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOR SMALLER HOMES

Turns out, a surprising number of homeowners think landscape lighting is too extravagant for their modest properties. A perk for the owners of estates, mansions, mini-mansions, and grand residences. That is to say, for people with something to show off.  A little...
COLOR IN LANDSCAPE LIGHTING?

COLOR IN LANDSCAPE LIGHTING?

The First Law of Residential Landscape Lighting is “less is more”. A design achieves the greatest drama and beauty with as little lighting as possible. How little is “as little as possible”? Generally, just enough to meet safety, security, and functionality needs. An...
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL?

DIY OR PROFESSIONAL?

A quick search of the internet turns up a lot of content on do-it-yourself (DIY) outdoor and landscape lighting. As a matter of fact, there are literally thousands of articles, blogs, and guides on the subject. Retailers of outdoor lighting hardware naturally promote...
REPAIR OR REPLACE?

REPAIR OR REPLACE?

New clients are not always starting from a scratch. Quite a few explain they’ve got outdoor lighting systems already in place. They’re not satisfied with the performance of the system, or perhaps with its general condition. Long-time owners of a property realize one...