Make Your Custom Garage Door Stand Out With Architectural Landscape Lighting

Jan 31

Make Your Custom Garage Door Stand Out With Architectural Landscape Lighting

To improve the garage’s appeal, one of the investments worth considering is architectural landscape lighting. Regardless of the style, landscape lighting transforms the garage’s appearance and adds value to the entire property. However, selecting the right exterior lighting can be rather challenging.

With this in mind, the following tips are here to help those interested in exploring the most suitable landscape lighting and design ideas for a garage door.

WHAT ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE LIGHTING WORKS BEST FOR A GARAGE?

A significant step in finding the perfect exterior lighting is to be familiar with UL (Underwriter Laboratories) fixture ratings. Three ratings are available: wet, damp, and dry. Since the focus here is on landscape lighting, wet- and damp-rated fixtures are the most relevant.

WET-RATED FIXTURE

These fixtures are manufactured to endure heavy rain, snow, and ice. They are an excellent choice for garages, verandas, exposed decks, pergolas, gazebos, and lanais.

Typically, architectural landscape lighting must be wet-rated unless they are for installation underneath large overhangs.

DAMP-RATED FIXTURE

A damp-rated fixture is excellent for exterior areas with indirect exposure to snow or rain. Still, they can withstand dampness and moisture. This fixture type is perfect for kitchens, screened porches, covered patios, carports, and bathrooms.

It’s up to each homeowner to determine how many landscape lights are necessary. This usually depends on the number of garage doors and the size of the garage.

For one-car garages, a practical and attractive choice is to install a single light on the side of the door near the front walk. If there are double doors, the ideal locations for the lights are in the center and the right and left sides.

On the other hand, a two- and three-car garage should have a minimum of one light on all sides of the door.

DESIGN IDEAS

UPLIGHTING

Uplighting is highly coveted these days for the exterior of the home in general and the garage in particular. The lights are placed on the walkway, driveway, or the very door and point upward.

DOWNLIGHTING

Downlighting has the same fixtures as up, except that they point in the opposite direction. The fixtures can be placed on the sides or just above the garage door to create a downlight effect. This is terrific for darker garage doors such as wood, faux wood, or copper models.

BACKLIGHTING

One can have lighting fixtures illuminate the door from the inside or the back of the garage to create backlighting effects on the edges or center of the door. This is most suitable for translucent doors like those of fiberglass.

FRONT LIGHTING

Front lighting refers to light fixtures placed in front of a door. Even though they are mostly used in yards to illuminate trees, cacti, gardens, and flowerbeds, front lighting works for the garage door just the same.

MAKE YOUR PICK

Architectural landscape lighting adds a lot of curb appeal to any garage door. Figure out which type of light fixtures is suitable and preferred, and then you can work on beautifying the entire area around the garage.

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