People love spending time in their outdoor living spaces but sometimes conditions like the weather and even the darkness can limit the time people spend outside. You can make your hardscape a great place to be at night by installing landscape lighting.
Pavestone Brick Paving, Inc. can help you design and install landscape lighting for your outdoor living spaces in Northbrook, IL. As a landscape lighting contractor, we offer a wide range of lighting types to help you illuminate your landscape.
Adding landscape lighting is a great way to make your outdoor living spaces useable at night and enhance the appearance of your hardscape features. Lighting can be used to create shadows and other visual affects to set a certain mood and add to the ambiance. We have many different types of outdoor lighting available and the type of lights you choose and the layout of the lights will help create the mood you want while ensuring that your hardscape is also properly lit.
The following types of outdoor lighting can be added to your hardscape:
- Uplighting: Facing lights upward and focusing them on hardscape features creates an uplighting effect that can highlight the character of the features. You can also create an interesting backdrop with uplighting on your trees and shrubs.
- Silhouette lighting: You can create a silhouette effect with hardscape features as well as trees and shrubs with backlighting.
- Spotlighting: You can focus spotlights directly on hardscape features to accentuate their textures and you can also use spotlights to create silhouettes with backlighting.
- Decorative lighting: Using decorative lighting like string lights, lamps, and paper lanterns can create a fun, festive atmosphere in your outdoor living spaces.
- Ambient lighting: You can add to the ambiance of your outdoor living spaces with soft lighting from a single source or from a number of light sources.
- Colored lighting: You can use colored lighting including cool blues and inviting warm colors to create different moods.
Pavestone is an outdoor lighting contractor that can help you choose the lighting and design the arrangement for your hardscape to help create the desired atmosphere while also properly lighting the space.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting for Patios
The patio is often the center of a hardscape as this is where people may gather to socialize, eat, and sit around a fire. When choosing lighting for your patio, filling the space is key. You can use decorative lighting as well as ambient lighting to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting for Walkways
Lighting your walkways makes them safer for those walking through your hardscape at night. Downward lighting is the best option to light the walkway and highlight the colors and textures with no glare.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting for Retaining Walls
Downward lighting can be used to emphasize the depth and definition of your retaining walls. You can use lighting to accentuate the angles, textures, and height of the retaining walls and focus on flower beds, shrubs, and other features.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting Design
The possibilities are endless when it comes to the type of lighting and the design that you choose for your hardscape. Our professionals at Pavestone can help you choose the right type of lighting and design the layout to achieve the lighting effect you envision. We offer a variety of outdoor lighting types for you to choose from.
We can create a full color 3D model of your outdoor lighting design to give you an idea of what it will look like after the installation. You can also make any last adjustments at this stage to finalize the design.
Maintenance and Repairs for Landscape Lighting
There are many ways landscape lighting can become damaged as the lights may get kicked or knocked over, damaged by rain, or damaged by animals. Our professionals provide maintenance to help keep your lights working and we can repair or replace damaged lights.
Retrofits and Upgrades
If you have a hardscape built and you want to add lighting, we can retrofit new outdoor lighting around your current hardscape features. We can also upgrade your current landscape lights with better lighting.
Landscape Lighting installation from Pavestone
Adding outdoor lighting to your hardscape not only lights up the spaces to be used at night, but also creates an atmosphere and highlights features of your hardscape. At Pavestone, we can help you determine the best type of lighting for your hardscape to create the mood you desire and design the layout of the lighting to best achieve this effect.
You can call Pavestone at (847) 895-7004 for more about our landscape lighting and installation services in Northbrook, IL.
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We just had our old concrete patio replaced with a beautiful paver patio and we LOVE it! We used Mario who was wonderful, and I would highly recommend! He was extremely responsive to our phone calls and questions and everyone we worked with was extremely professional. Mario sat with me for over an hour as we made our decision on the perfect stones to match our yard and the siding and roof, and when it came time to do the installation, the staff couldn’t have been nicer and efficient! We love our patio so much and had such a great experience that we want to add on a fire pit, seating area, and built in grill for next year!
Ricky and his crew truly delivered. From the planning stages through completion Ricky was responsive, timely and gave us a clear expectation of all aspects of the project. The project started on time and finished on schedule. The installation crew did a great job making sure everything was done right and kept everything as clean and organized as possible while the project was going. We are thrilled with our new patio.
Mario at Pavestone is the best. He was a pleasure to work with. We didn’t know exactly what we wanted in a paver patio but Mario was patient with us and talked through a few designs, showed us the unilock catalog and helped us narrow it down. He gave insightful recommendations and never made us feel rushed or pressured and definitely no upselling!!! If you want proper old school customer service just ask for Mario. Once we scheduled the work, they had a crew of about 5 or 6 and it only took them 4 days. The attention to detail was wonderful. They laid down plywood to make sure they didn’t destroy the grass in-between the house. They were prompt and cleaned up every day. They did a fantastic job and did not rush through any of it. We couldn’t be happier. We LOVE our beautiful patio from Pavestone!