What does Charlotte landscape lighting and chocolates have in common?

box of chocolatesAlthough spring is set to officially arrive March 20th, here in the Charlotte area we have already had many “spring like” days in 2017! Maybe it is just an Indian Summer, maybe it is just a happy coincidence, but as you know winter weather in Charlotte is like a box of chocolates…you just never know what you are going to get.

With the onset of the recent spring like days in mind, many Charlotte homeowners have set forth preparing their homes and landscapes for the outdoor living season ahead. Many are busy installing pools, new outdoor living spaces and additions to their landscapes. Planning and installing these projects early will allow full use of the area(s) throughout the season, but it is important to remember to include and plan for lighting because “full use” encompasses evening enjoyment as well.

Charlotte Landscape Lighting

Even if you are just in the planning stages of an outdoor project right now, give us a call so we can guide you about adding landscape lighting into the mix upfront. It’s always a good idea to make landscape lighting part of your initial planning so you don’t settle for second-choice placement. It will save lots of time and money to incorporate lighting into the very early stages of your anticipated project. Plus, you can put your lights exactly where you want them and not have to go around large hardscape or structures that are in place. Of course, don’t fret if you’re already in the midst of your project we can figure out the best way to get the look you want regardless.

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Charlotte landscape lighting in Elizabeth.

Let us help you with your outdoor living or landscape project plans with a lighting plan that shows off your hard work under the stars! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

 

Enjoyment of your Charlotte pool doesn’t have to end with the setting sun!

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaborationWarmer days are headed to the Charlotte area and that means pool time is just right around the corner! We are lucky that we can enjoy a long swimming and entertainment season as Charlotteans; and with the Memorial Day holiday heading our way next month, homeowners are calling us wanting to get their pool areas swim ready. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting designers will show you exactly how to enhance your backyard experience with regard to your pool, deck, porch, patio and everything in between.

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

We are no strangers to lighting up pools and other water features such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Adding a sense of elegant ambiance and character is something we know how to do well, and it takes a special talent to light up water in the best light so that it shimmers and has plenty of movement that will inspire guests. In fact, pool lighting can be a fairly complicated task for those that do not have the right skills and experience to do it correctly. Pools tend to be at ground level, and the wrong lighting can actually produce a harsh glare that ruins all the fun for your visitors. Nobody wants a bright light in their face while enjoying evening pool time lounging by the water or taking a dip after the sun has gone down.  We can create an incredible effect that highlights all the cool features of your pool such as hardscape, retaining walls, a waterfall or even your flowers and trees surrounding your pool area.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Before and after pool lighting — what a difference!

We can offer you an incredible outdoor lighting experience that gives your pool surround a total custom feel. Our stylish fixtures are made expressly for us right in America of all metal materials with the highest gauge wiring on the market. Not only will your pool and garden look fabulous, but you get the peace of mind of safety where you can clearly see everything and your guests can securely walk around without the danger of a fall. We can make features such as your waterfall or a nearby ornamental tree truly pop in the dark with a real wow factor. It doesn’t matter if you are grilling, chilling with friends poolside, playing a game of water polo or sharing a romantic dinner with your love—Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will set the right mood that will extend your backyard endeavors no matter what the hour. After all, why should the party stop simply because the sun has gone down?

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Landscape lighting adds outdoor square footage to your property which adds plenty of extra value, and it gets the family out in the fresh air. We’ve been cooped indoors with a cooler than expected winter in Charlotte, and now is the time to set the stage for warmer spring evenings. As our clients are busy cleaning out their pools in anticipation of the season, it’s time to give us a call to add dazzling lighting to the mix. We can help you upgrade your existing lighting scheme, retrofit your system to low consumption LED’s or even set up a whole new system from scratch. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your poolscape ready for family and friends with custom lighting.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte gives your pool the summer ready treatment with an illumination package that will get the swim party rolling! Call us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Poolside Landscape Lighting Illuminates Evening Swims and Brings Romantic Mood

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

We are lucky that living in the Carolinas affords us a long summer where enjoying our backyards and swimming pool can happen straight through the end of September and sometimes even beyond that. This week the temps are still hot, so a dip in the pool still offers plenty of relief. With the kids back in school, summer vacations over and normal work schedules back in gear, there is no better time to enjoy the pool than in the late evenings.

Highlight your pool's luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Highlight your pool’s luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you achieve drama and excitement with our specialized pool lighting techniques. We can come in to after your pool has been built or to upgrade an existing one–and illuminate the deck and landscape around your pool set the stage for incredible mood or atmosphere in your backyard, We can add color and a unique energy to your swimming pool and surrounding garden that will help your family enjoy pool time well into the evening hours and simply give it an elegant flair even when you’re not in the water.

 pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

Clients often don’t think about lighting around a pool and simply live with the submersed lighting that is part of the structure. We love to work with pool architects, and the best time to contact us is when you are drawing up your pool design so we can work in tandem with their design team. But don’t fret if the pool is all done, as we can still add plenty of value after the fact, too. We can come in and light your pathway to your pool, the perimeter of the deck surround, the hardscape and the lush foliage that is around the water. We can cast soft light on waterfall cascades, trees, ponds and spas that give a truly surreal look to give this area a truly spectacular resort-like appeal. We can set any mood you’d like to capture, whether it is mysterious and romantic, a fun party vibe or something that comes right out of another world. We can capture the flavor of whatever you can dream up! Through our automated lighting controls, you can change the mood by simply pushing a button!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

We can set downlighting high in the trees to shine down onto the pool so that it isn’t directed straight at your guests. We can set torch tiki type lighting around the pool deck that incorporates both LED and a real flame for island flair; and there is nothing more spectacular than spotlighting an incredible specimen tree in a gorgeous silhouette of light. When the kids go to sleep, Mom and Dad can enjoy a quiet evening swim in the pool where we can add dimmers and warm colorful lighting to keep things dreamy and romantic. We can add beautiful atmosphere and effects to highlight you pool deck or other key areas so simply sitting poolside with a glass of wine will put you and your honey in a relaxed mood after a long day.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

So, whether you’ve got an existing pool or a brand new one, we can add plenty of sparkle and shine to your watery oasis whether you are paddling in the water or just enjoying the view. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com to discuss how we can help you beautify your pool, deck and backyard.

 

Make the most out of your pool or water feature this season with Charlotte oudoor lighting!

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

With the temperatures we’ve been having here in past few days, it feels like summer is already here. Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away and for a good portion of Charlotte area residents that means backyard pools and outdoor living areas are being prepared for lots of fun in the sun! But what about the good times to be had after the sun goes down? Professional pool lighting and landscape lighting in your backyard allows you to let the good times roll well into the night.

The right lighting makes all the difference when it comes to enjoying your pool and surrounding areas at night. Much the way candlelight sets the mood for an elegant dinner party, skillfully designed and installed exterior lighting creates a special ambiance around your pool and throughout your landscape. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, outdoor lighting is extremely functional, such as illuminating a pool for swimming, delineating a pathway, and making you feel more safe and secure. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte professional services and high quality fixtures can do all of this and more, while expanding your home’s living space.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

During the warm seasons from spring all the way into the autumn, temperatures can soar into the late evening hours. After a long day of work and a wonderful evening meal, wouldn’t a relaxing dip in the cool water of your pool or the warm bubbly water of your spa finish the night just right? Harsh flood lights or a total lack of illumination are anything but relaxing. With that in mind, wouldn’t the addition of a custom designed lighting system which combines the warm glow of ambient light for mood enhancement and focal lighting to accentuate features which add to the allure of your pool or spa and surrounding areas complete the look?

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Not only will your pool be the new center of attention, but a well-lit swimming spot opens doors to many entertainment possibilities. Pool lighting can make your landscaping, hardscapes and all areas surrounding your pool take on a whole new persona in the evening. Cookouts and dinner parties with friends are can’t miss events when you add night-time swimming after-parties, and “staycations” will feel just like time away at a tropical oasis…so lush and elegant, you may never want to go back indoors again.

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and surrounding outdoor living space. In additional we can provide the best eye-catching illumination for other water features, such as fountain and waterfall lighting, Koi pond lighting, water garden lighting and hot tub lighting; all of which allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. To further enhance your space, we illuminate the areas around your water feature as well, turning the entire area into a breathtaking private oasis in your own backyard.

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s design experts can create a lighting plan that will bring your pool or other water feature to life under the stars. We have a broad range of innovative pool and poolside lighting solutions, which will help to create a dazzling focal point of your landscape.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to extend the use and beauty of your pool or water feature with the addition of stunning outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Bright Ideas For Your New Years Resolutions

Now that the New Year has begun, we expect to see homeowners all over Charlotte hunker down and start getting serious about crossing the biggest home projects off their to-do lists. One of the easiest ways to dramatically transform and improve the way your home looks from the street? You guessed it – Include outdoor lighting systems from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte in these big home projects:

Give a warmer welcome home this holiday season with professional outdoor lighting.

Make a great first and lasting impression with one-of-a-kind outdoor entrance lighting.

Refurbish the front door

 It’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive at your house and the last thing they’ll see before they leave. It’s easy to make a great first and lasting impression with a few simple entrance lighting fixtures at your home.

Consider installing some accent lighting to highlight your house’s street number, family nameplate or any other unique features at your front door. It’s also a good idea to install path lighting and other entrance lighting fixtures around the driveway to help improve visibility at night, increasing your family’s safety and giving your home a more polished, put-together look overall.

Charlotte Garden Lighting

Don’t wait until Spring to enjoy your own backyard — ask an outdoor lighting expert how you can maximize the potential in your own backyard today.

Maximize your backyard’s potential

The weather in Charlotte is just mild enough that we’re able to enjoy our backyards almost all year round. Take advantage of where you live, and don’t let your backyard sit in the dark until Spring. Work with a professional at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to light up your yard with one-of-a-kind landscape lighting. We’ll bring out your favorite features around the house, whether it’s an old tree that adds character to the yard or carefully plotted greenery. It only takes a few simple fixtures to drastically improve your home’s appearance at night and maximize your backyard’s potential all year round.

 

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional pool deck lighting.

Feel free to host a pool party any time of the year when you makeover your favorite gathering spots with outdoor lighting.

Improve your family’s favorite gathering spots

On a similar note, you don’t have to wait until Spring to get family and friends outside together on the back porch, patio or other sitting areas. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers a number of easy solutions to light up your favorite gathering spots so you can utilize them any time you want to. Ask about how you can create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your deck, pool area or other backyard party spot with an expertly crafted outdoor lighting system today.

It’s never been easier to knock out your biggest home projects and drastically improve the appearance of your home. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today – once you’ve crossed off one New Years Resolution, you might find the inspiration to actually cut the carbs and drop the doughnuts follow through on some of the other, more difficult resolutions.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Create A Resort-Style Look For Your Home With Professional Outdoor Pool And Deck Lighting

If you feel like you didn’t really get much use out of your pool this summer, you’re not alone. However, even though you probably won’t want to dive in now that the weather’s clearing up and cooling down, the water offers the perfect Fall backdrop for hosting parties or just unwinding after dark with the family.  Here are just a few examples of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you transform your pool area into a relaxing, luxurious resort right in your own backyard.

Highlight your pool's luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Highlight your pool’s luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Imagine stepping out to your pool area after work to unwind and listen to the sounds of water cascading down from a fountain or other water features. The effect just isn’t the same if you’re picturing a pitch dark pool. Take a look at how we lit up these beautiful water features with subtle, elegant lighting that creates a truly relaxing and romantic atmosphere for this home.

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional pool deck lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional pool deck lighting.

If you’re looking forward to big parties this season, take advantage of the beautiful weather and invite your friends poolside.  Just check out this amazing home perfect for hosting a crowd. This family has a beautiful pool deck and a landscaped border that was lost in the shadows without outdoor lighting. Now, rather than letting the pool sit unused all season, they can host spectacularly luxurious parties outside – and their beautifully highlighted home doesn’t make for a bad backdrop, either.

Soak up a relaxing tropical atmosphere in your own backyard with professional outdoor lighting.

Soak up a relaxing tropical atmosphere in your own backyard with professional outdoor lighting.

A hot tub is a luxurious addition to any home, but if you haven’t lit it properly it can also become a major safety hazard. We’ve installed some simple path lighting around this Jacuzzi to help prevent the homeowners and their guests from slipping, plus it casts a lovely light on the landscaping around the tub. Imagine relaxing here and feeling like you’re far away in some tropical paradise. It’s easy to bring that relaxing resort feeling home with some simple outdoor lighting.

While any lighting inside the pool should be done by your pool company, we’re experts at creating a truly unique atmosphere for the area around it. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about pool area lighting, pool deck lighting, landscape lighting and more to bring resort-style luxury to your home.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte