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Home maintenance can be tough to keep up with and an endless money pit.  Imagine the costs of painting your home, replacing siding, adding a stone walkway or simply hiring a landscaping company to freshen up your gardens.  The numbers add up quickly to thousands of dollars.

Let’s take a closer look at average costs associated with home improvements:

  • Bathroom remodel – $17,735
  • Minor Kitchen remodel – $18,500
  • Landscaping – $7500
  • Hardwood floors – $4500
  • Outdoor Lighting – $2500-3500

One upgrade many people skip over is outdoor lighting.  For as little as $2500 a homeowner can extend the curb appeal of their home well into the night.  Adding “up lights” to the architectural breaks of the home give the house depth, character and create a dramatic affect versus the dark homes in the neighborhood.  If you have already invested into landscaping such as trees and shrubs, why not display them in the evening when you and your neighbors are home to enjoy them?

Professional outdoor lighting can make a dramatic difference on the curb appeal and illumination of your home for surprisingly little investment when comparing to other household upgrades.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers complimentary night time lighting demonstrations.  Call 423.710.8645

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The annual Tails at Twilight fundraiser took place Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at The Venue Chattanooga. Chattanooga’s community came out for a delightful evening of wine, beer, delicious food provided by Foodworks and many tables full of silent auction items.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga is proud to be a supporter of The Pet Placement Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to not only rescue stray cats and dogs, but find forever homes for them to live out a happy life. This year, we donated a $1500 lighting package for the live auction. The package consists of Up lights or path lights, transformer, timer, labor and parts.  The bidding war for this package came down to three people. Mr. Smith of Signal Mountain w
as the prevailing bidder who went home with this package for a steal of $850. He has already contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and is excited to be getting outdoor lighting for his new home.

He envisions up lighting for the columns on his front porch, moon lighting for his beautiful trees in the front yard and path lighting for his winding sideway. All in all, the event was a huge success and a great fundraiser that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives was proud to be a part of.

If you are interested in outdoor lighting or would like to learn more about what we do, please feel to contact us. Whether it is for a design or service work, call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga 423.710.8645 or see us at online at “www.chattanooga.outdoorlights.comhttp://chattanooga.outdoorlights.com/”: and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Chattanooga.Outdoor.Lighting.

To learn more about the Pet Placement Center, visit their website: http://www.petplacementcenter.com/

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Putting your home on the market? Not an easy feat in this ever changing market. Did you know that landscape lighting can add value, curb appeal and safety to your home and property?

First, the value factor. Landscape lighting is an investment in your home, and one that will surely add value and beauty. Professional lighting can show off your home’s architecture, beautiful façade, and high-quality craftsmanship. Let others see the gorgeous trees lit up on your property and the time you’ve spent working in the gardens. If you have a pool and deck, lighting can make all the difference when entertaining. Plus, you want to ensure the safety of your guests.

Second, let’s address the curb appeal factor. On dark, winter nights, landscape lighting can bathe your home and property in beautiful lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large trees, meticulous shrubbery and even the architecture of your home are all on full display for everyone to enjoy.

And on summer evenings, your gardens, deck, pool and pathways are well-lit and simply look spectacular. Show off your home’s assets. Don’t be afraid to make the outside as inviting as the inside of your home.

And last but not least, the safety and security of your home and property. Let’s face it, we have all missed a step or stumbled coming up to someone’s home. Don’t forget the basic rule of making sure family, friends and guests can clearly see where they’re walking on your pathways, steps and porches. And a well-lit home and surrounding property is a deterrent to burglars and unwanted guests. Even when you aren’t home, your lighting system can be programmed to turn on and off whenever you choose. Illuminate common dark areas such as side yards and garages too.

We are the nation’s largest, most trusted provider of outdoor landscape lighting. Our lighting experts will help you design a one-of-a-kind plan to fit your needs. We design and install deck, pool, patio, gazebo, landscaping, path, tree and holiday lighting. We offer a terrific warranty plan, top-notch customer service and quality brass and copper fixtures.

See how we can offer your home and property value, curb appeal and safety. For more information, contact us at 423.710.8645 or find us online at www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com.

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This hospitality landscape lighting project right outside of Chattanooga was one of our favorites.  Surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, Black Creek Club is located in Black Creek Mountain Community, less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

The club was ranked in the Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. by Golfweek. The full service club offers grand amenities such as golf, tennis, fine dining, event venue, swimming pools, tennis, walking trails and a dog park.

The objective was to showcase the stunning pool areas with tasteful landscape lighting while offering members and guests’ safety and security after dark. Our lighting designers suggested the decorative, tall lights for this particular area. The medium range bollard lights are available from 24 to 30 inches in height. We chose to use black fixtures for this project. They are also available in: polished stainless steel, brushed stainless steel, powder-coated standard bronze or dark green, or powder-coated in custom colors. The lights have a tempered glass lens and require a concrete mount.

The bollard lights (ideal for the hospitality industry) throw an even, round circle of light on the pathway for a more secure walking area. These taller than average landscape lights also helps prevent guests from tripping and falling over the smaller, less obtrusive ground fixtures.

For residential and hospitality outdoor lighting design and service, call us at 423.710.8645 for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation. Or see other photos of our work at www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com and https://www.facebook.com/Chattanooga.Outdoor.Lighting.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Entertaining family and friends this summer? BBQ’s, pool parties, graduations, birthday celebrations? No matter the occasion, we’ve got you covered. Now that the weather is warm and everyone wants to be outside, play up your outdoor areas with lighting. Festive or string lights are very popular and can make any event feel special. String them across a pool or gazebo or alongside your deck. Even hang them by your dock or boathouse for extra special attention.

Pool and deck lights add safety and beauty to your yard as well. Tree and moon lights ….path and well lights….all play up your homes and property’s best features.  Also, don’t ignore dark areas like side and back yards, garages and dormers. Light up your gardens so guests feel comfortable strolling around admiring the hard work you’ve put into your entertaining areas. Illuminate steps and staircases as well so there are no accidents.

wp blog 2Outdoor lighting can also enhance waterfall and pond areas beautifully. Whether you want a soft glow around your pool or a multi-color light display, you can transform your poolside deck with the right lighting in the right locations. In many cases, we can work with your existing pool lighting to save money on materials and installation. Our low-voltage retrofit kits will enhance your lighting fixtures, using less energy and producing more light around your pool. And with our fully programmable automatic lighting controls, the whole yard can switch on and off each evening.

Today’s environmentally-friendly LED technology offers beautiful light coupled with energy savings and longevity. Consider the LED advantages when looking at lighting fixtures: high efficiency, longer bulb life, warm, pleasing color, instant on, no toxic materials, and added durability.wp blog 3

Also, see our breathtaking, hand crafted, iron sculpture lights. They are sure to stand out in your garden and outdoor living areas. Available in a wide range of sizes, see how the designs of these artistic lighting throw beautiful shadows on the ground for all to admire.

Let us show you how to entertain outdoors in style. Call for a free consult at 423.710.8645. We can custom design a plan that fits your specific needs. www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com. In addition to providing upscale landscape lighting, we also service existing lighting systems and install holiday lights.

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Thanks for checking back to our blog for Part 2 of the castle in Chattanooga Valley. Now we can talk about the “fun stuff” like ponds, sculptures and water features.

Let’s start with the ponds. We began with bubbles of tree and moon lighting in various corners surrounding the pond. Then we strategically placed lighting fixtures on both sides of the deer sculptures which were installed along the water feature. A combination of submersed lights and above ground fixtures were installed to highlight the bubbling water flowing down hill.

The effect was dramatic. The deer sculptures look like real animals drinking from streams and is a sight to see for the homeowners and visitors every night.

 

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About 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga along the Tennessee River on Moccasin Bend, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives was asked to design the lighting for a new construction estate.  We got in on the front end of the project before the roof was even built.  The client wanted dramatic lighting to showcase the architectural features of the “castle like” home.  Additionally, the homeowner wanted more than just curb appeal.  Since the home is on the river and faces I-24, they wanted the house to be adequately lit from a distance.

The project took significant planning and design infrastructure.  We began with detailed drawings.  Then began installing underground pipes throughout the property to accommodate wire.  After installing all of the pipes, concrete was poured and then we began core drilling.  We ran wire through the pipes and installed recessed lighting In the concrete to up-light the stone on the castle.  We utilized a combination of high output and standard LEDs well lights or “up lights” to achieve desired results.  The high output LEDs were used on the back to ensure adequate lighting from the river and highway below.  The standard output “up” lights were used on the front of the home and for wall lighting.

Finally we added copper deck lights for the large pergola near the pool.  The deck lights naturally patina and blend in the with stone on the pergola columns.

 

For more information about lighting your home or business, call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645 or see us at www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com and https://www.facebook.com/Chattanooga.Outdoor.Lighting.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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