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Articles tagged with: Lighting Design

Don’t Leave Your Best Work in the Dark

Coastal Source Landscape Lighting Puts Your Designs in the Best Light

Designers, architects, and builders take pride in their work. They sweat many details to ensure their designs fit the overall style they are trying to achieve. Good designers go the extra mile to add a little detail that may go undiscovered for some time but will be a pleasant surprise that adds to a client's continued enjoyment.

A lot of work may go into the outside design of a home, but often people don’t get to appreciate the detail. When the sun goes down, much of that detail might be lost. Similarly, the investment in outside spaces like patios and gardens may not be as visible either. With proper planning, that work can stand out as it should.

We appreciate the night sky in the Woodlands, so we don’t want to light up properties like the Vegas strip. But the judicious use of a variety of lighting styles and techniques can elevate the beauty of your work in a way that provides a totally different ambiance at night. We work with Coastal Source for outdoor landscape lighting because of the extraordinary quality and variety they bring to lighting. Read on for some lighting ideas to incorporate into your next project.

Add Drama with Landscape Lighting

Heighten the Sophistication of Your Home Designs

A great home design incorporates many ideas. There’s the exterior view; how it looks from the street and its curb appeal. How do the windows play, letting light inside, but also how they look and balance the outside look. What unique exterior finishes or features distinguish this home and makes it stand out?

As a designer, architect, or builder, you know these things better than we do.  But we do understand home technology and the role that lighting can play in differentiating a home, highlighting its best aspects, and creating the right ambiance for a home. Any good photographer knows the role that light plays in capturing an image. With the proper lighting, what could be a mundane photo can turn into a spectacular and memorable picture.

Landscape lighting can have that effect on the exteriors of a property. Let us postulate this: if you include the effect of landscape lighting from the beginning on your next home project in the Woodlands, you will multiply the impact of your imaginative designs.  Intrigued? Read on for some ideas.

3 Ways Home Lighting Control Enhances Your Texas Lifestyle

Smart Lighting is More Than a Luxury

Did you know that lighting control is the number one smart home feature requested by homeowners when doing any significant remodel or building a new house? It’s very logical – lighting control can save energy, enhance convenience, and even add a layer of security.

You may think of home lighting control for your River Oaks home as a luxury item – and you'd be right, as it's not an absolute necessity. But businesses implement lighting control too because they can take advantage of those same benefits we just described. And those businesses are not doing it as a luxury; they recognize the bottom line benefits of time, money, and improved environmental stewardship.

As a standalone solution, lighting control makes absolute sense on its own. But Refined Systems is a smart home integration company, and we do more than lighting control. We can show you that when you add other smart home features to lighting control, it becomes even more powerful and useful – for convenience, energy savings and security.

Ready to see how? Just keep reading.

3 Elegant Home Automation Solutions for Your Houston Property

Give Your Texas Home a More Refined Look with Smart Technology

If you follow our blog, you’ve learned all about the ways that home automation can make your property more energy efficient, comfortable, and convenient. But why stop there? Smart technology is also a great way to make your home look more stunning and impressive! The right countertops and wall décor can only go so far. If you truly want your home to inspire and impress, here are three solutions you should consider:

6 Big Landscape Lighting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

The Right Outdoor Lighting Will Make Your Texas Home Look Its Best

When giving your home that extra curb appeal, you need to do it right the first time. Just like with indoor lighting design, landscape lighting requires expert skill and knowledge to make your home look its best. For homeowners in The Woodlands area who are considering doing a lighting upgrade, it’s important to choose a landscaping professional who knows how to avoid these common mistakes:

LED Lighting Design Gives Interior Design a Whole New Meaning

LED Light Fixtures and Automation are the Key to Successful Design

In the same way that anyone can snap a photo on their smartphone and call it professional photography, interior design is a broad and subjective term. But both homeowners and professional interior designers understand that a solid home design is about more than just sticking some paintings on the walls and choosing a complementary rug pattern. Design is about the feel and flow of each room.

One of the biggest trends for home décor recently is LED lighting design. It’s all about taking the light fixtures in each space and using them to effectively emphasize that desired feel and flow. To learn more about how LED lighting design is modernizing the interior design industry throughout the Houston Texas area, read on.

How to Make the Most of Your Lighting Control System in Winter

Break through the Darkness with Smart Lighting Control

There are a lot of great things about wintertime. The holidays offer many opportunities to spend time with family and friends, and the Texas heat finally starts cooling down to a reasonable temperature. But one aspect of winter that isn’t so great is how quickly it gets dark in the evenings. Fortunately, smart lighting control systems can help keep your Houston home cheery and bright all winter long. To learn how, keep reading.