Houzz Survey Reveals Trends Toward Unique, Well-lit Landscapes
Unique, Well-lit SpacesThe Houzz survey found a tendency among homeowners towards projects that would set them apart from the neighborhood around them. 94% of the homeowners surveyed said they'd undertaken projects that were different from the look of the lawns and landscapes around them, and 41% said that they look of their space would be very or extremely different from the look of the neighborhood post-update. The trend is toward unique, home-defining outdoor spaces, rather than trying to match an overall neighborhood theme.
Homeowners are also eager to incorporate new lighting elements into their designs. The Houzz survey found that 45% of the projects included changes to exterior lighting, and 1 in 5 included a lighting element that could be controlled by a smartphone. The inclination towards lighting changes fits with the trend towards unique, statement-making spaces – new outdoor lighting, especially when paired with smart technology, is a great way to take an existing space and bring out new features or focus attention on particularly striking elements of your landscape. Buchan consulting can help you identify great places to use smart lighting in your current landscape design, and help you integrate into a new or existing smart home control scheme.
These types of projects can be daunting – it's no wonder that Houzz found that 73% of those surveyed made use of a professional while undertaking their project. Beyond just lightening a homeowner's workload and providing peace of mind, there's some tangible benefits to bringing in a professional to support your landscaping project.
For many homeowners, landscaping projects are a once-in-a-decade undertaking, if that. Houzz found that 42% of those taking on projects hadn't made any updates in the last ten years. Professionals deal with projects on a daily basis, and have a working knowledge of current best practices when it comes to landscaping and smart home elements. Hiring a professional can save time and money that might be wasted on inefficient or unworkable elements in a landscaping project.
Professional installers also have access to a wide range of accessories and landscape elements not necessarily available to the public. At Buchan Consulting, we're thrilled to partner with Coastal Source, an industry-leading manufacturer of outdoor lighting. Coastal Source products are designed to withstand the most common stressors on outdoor lighting, including corrosion, exposure and damage from mowers and weed whackers. Their stylish and sturdy lighting options are used in professional resorts including Disneyland and luxury villas. Coastal Source elements are only available through professional installers, and many of the lighting options available to the public simply aren't designed to the same standard.
The recently released Houzz Survey suggests that more homeowners than ever before are pursuing big, bold landscaping projects that set them apart from the rest of the neighborhood. Many of these projects include new lighting elements, which is a great way to make over your outdoor space. Buchan consulting offers a variety of beautiful and functional exterior lighting elements, and our experienced installers can help you use them to make your space truly one-of-a-kind.