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Category: Outdoor Lighting Minneapolis MN

Landscape Lighting Techniques Professionals Use to Elevate The Night

Photographers, filmmakers, and landscape designers know that achieving the right lighting effect is as much art as it is science. Science explains why photographers will avoid midday shoots when light intensity is high. The light is harsh There are no shadows Colors are washed out There’s too much reflection There can be blind spots The art of landscape lighting is creating interesting shadows, a sense of pause or motion, or providing visual cues that safely lead people to their destination.  The art of working with light is akin to working with musical notes and the spaces between them. Without those

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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This Is How To Have An Outdoor Happy Place

What would it take to have your outdoor living space become your outdoor happy place? You have to make some choices. You start to consider what to add to it and what to take out. This quickly leads to thoughts about getting a new design. What just a minute. Is that the best first step? The answer to that question is yes and no. It all depends on your definition of landscape design. Our process at Architectural Landscape Design, Inc begins with communication and planning. Here’s the short version of how it works. We imagine an aspiring novelist beginning her

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17 Nighttime Landscape Design Tips That Will Make Evenings To Remember

Working homeowners value great landscapes but seldom have sufficient free time to enjoy everything their outdoor living space has to offer. There is a solution to this dilemma and that is tailoring your landscape design to meet your busy schedule. Evenings are a quieter, more peaceful time when the day’s responsibilities are behind us. It’s a perfect time to relax and get almost everything from your landscaping investment, provided you make it a priority to design for it. One of the secrets to nighttime landscape experiences is being aware of the possibilities. That awareness alone will inform decisions that are

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Why Outdoor Rooms Are A Must For Active Families

Did you know 20 minutes outdoors is as energizing as a cup of coffee? It’s true – scientists have found that daily outdoor time gives people more energy, provides much-needed doses of Vitamin D, and offers immune system benefits. An outdoor room can be one of the best investments active families can make. It’s good for your health, great for your mind, and smart for your wallet. Here are some proven benefits any homeowner can get from an outdoor room. Stress Reduction Outdoor rooms are excellent for stress reduction and unwinding after a long day at work. Somehow, all of

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Little-Known Outdoor Room Details You’ll Love

Imagine kicking back in your outdoor room with a bowl of popcorn, snuggled up under the stars in a blanket, ready to watch a movie on your iPad … But oops, your iPad isn’t charged and there’s no outlet around. A missing outlet? That’s a classic design fail. And it shows why an outdoor room is all about the details. Each small option you choose adds to your overall enjoyment of the space and prevents the details from driving you nuts. We’re talking about all the little things: outlets, lighting, seating, storage, design, decor, and more. Here’s a list of

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