After weeks (maybe even months) of phone calls, meetings, and paperwork, you are now officially a first-time homeowner. The signatures have dried and the keys are in your hand. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! Now that your house is truly yours, you probably have a list of projects you want to jump right into doing – and adding some outdoor lighting is one of them. Here at Houston Lightscapes, we have some tips to give you to simplify the process from start to finish so you can get the exact outdoor lighting for first-time homeowners.

Have an idea of what you want.

As you ride through your neighborhood after dark, start observing different landscape lighting techniques that you see. Some homes choose to have a minimalistic approach, where others combine multiple types of outdoor lighting. Another idea is to create a Pinterest board where you can search for inspiration, and save pictures and videos all in one area. When it comes to outdoor lighting, you can be as creative or as simplistic as you want! This is also the time to define the goals you have for your outdoor space and what you want your lighting to achieve. If your main goal is creating a safe yard for your children to play in after dark, then you will want a different method of lighting than someone who just wants to add a whimsical feel to their lawn. Another aspect of this step is to determine your budget.

Consult with an expert.

Once you have gathered an idea of what outdoor lighting you want and have set a budget, the next step is to contact the experts. Here at Houston Lightscapes, we are proud to offer free, no-obligation consultations to potential customers. During this consultation, we will listen to your vision and goals for your property as well as your budget. From there, we will come up with a plan for your home that is suitable for you. We know that your home is an investment of a lifetime, so we want to make sure that we put every effort into delivering the highest quality outdoor lighting and top-notch customer service.

Maintain your outdoor lighting.

After the lighting has been installed, it is time to enjoy your well-lit yard! To keep everything functioning flawlessly, it is recommended to have maintenance performed every three years. At Houston Lightscapes, we offer an LED maintenance program, which means that after we service your lighting system it remains covered for another three full years. During your maintenance visit, we will take care of any exposed wires, replace blown or dull bulbs, and make sure the system is performing safely.

Call us today for a free consultation.

Houston Lightscapes has been servicing Houston and the surrounding areas for over three decades. We are proud to offer the highest quality service and strive to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call at 713-461-3600 for a free consultation, and allow us to bring your outdoor lighting dreams to life as a first-time homebuyer!

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.