15 Mar

The Importance of Using a State Licensed Contractor for Lighting

When you are ready to install lighting on your home, it can be tempting to try to do it yourself or hire the cheapest contractor. There are a lot of very good reasons that you should not do either. If you want outdoor lighting installed on your home, hiring a state licensed contractor is your best bet.

Trained and Certified

State licensed contractors are trained and certified in electrical work. When outdoor lighting is installed on your home, it must be wired and connected to electricity. In order to be safe and durable, lighting must be installed by a trained professional. The state is very thorough in licensing contractors, and by using a state licensed contractor, you know that your lighting will be installed correctly and safely. Read More

15 Feb

Top Lighting Techniques for Outdoor Security

Everyone wants to keep their family home safe. You worry about your family all the time when you are away from home or tucked in for the night. One of the best ways that you can protect your family and home is with outdoor lighting. Outdoor security lighting techniques can add beauty to your home while providing a safe environment.

Listen to the Experts

Outdoor security lighting may not guarantee that your home will be safe from burglary, but it certainly can make a difference. It is well known that well-lit avenues have less crime than poorly-lit streets. The same philosophy can be applied to your home. If the robber feels that they could be seen by a neighbor or passing car or patrolman due to the outdoor lighting, they may be deterred from the crime.

Lighting up your outdoor areas, especially around doors and easily accessible ground floor windows, can also help you know if you are safe. Even if a criminal is undeterred by the lights and you have some indication such as a noise outside, you can easily see the perimeter of your home from the safety of your windows, calling police if necessary.

Safer for Your Family

Outdoor security lighting is also safer for your family. When you can see the paths around your home clearly, it prevents many trip and fall accidents that might otherwise occur. This is particularly important during seasons of inclement weather.

Outdoor Security Lighting Techniques

The best outdoor security lighting will brighten the entry points of your home while being aesthetically pleasing. Low-level lighting combined with accent lights can illuminate your entry points while accenting the more beautiful aspects of your home. The low-level lighting is bright enough for you to see at night and for any security cameras you have to capture footage, but is low enough that they do not disturb your rest or that of your neighbors.

For more information about how we can help you with your outdoor security lighting in Florida, contact us today. We can help you design the perfect lighting scheme for your home.

24 Jan

Best of Houzz 2019!

Decorating Elves is thrilled to announce that we have won the “Best of Houzz 2019” award! The Best of Houzz award is a coveted prize that indicates popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area. Considering that only 3 percent of the total professionals on Houzz can claim this accomplishment, it’s a prestigious award that we are very proud to have received.

When you head to the Houzz website and search our business name, you’ll find many of our project pictures to visualize the form and quality of our work. From holiday lighting to landscape lighting, we do it all. Our dedication to our clients’ satisfaction and determination to improve the aesthetics of any property through illumination have earned us a place in the Best of Houzz 2019.

Houzz also displays a number of our reviews from current and past customers, so you can see the authentic feedback we’ve earned from our services. We have completed architectural design for outdoor lighting, lighting system installation, business lighting, and much more. The reviews speak for themselves!

Houzz.com has emerged as the ultimate resource for everything relating to home builders, architects, interior designers, landscaping pros, and remodeling professionals.Houzz is comprised of more than 9 million home design photos, so you can browse using selective filters until you find the inspiration for the ultimate kitchen or patio design.

We are thrilled to have earned an award to distinguish our services on Houzz. Check us out here, and hopefully we will hear from you soon to take care of your outdoor lighting needs.

Call us today to experience our award winning service in action – PHONE: 727-418-4127

 

15 Jan

Commit to Better Lighting This Year

Outdoor lighting is an important feature of your home. Not only does it provide safety, but it can also highlight the beauty of your home and landscaping. A comprehensive and unique outdoor lighting system also adds home value. There are several different techniques you can use to improve the safety and attractiveness of your home.

Hardscape Lighting

Walkways, stairs, decks, patios, and driveways should all be well lit at night to prevent falls. Lighting along the hardscape to project onto the pathway is common for walkways and driveways. You can also get lighting to shine down from above. This type of lighting offers the most security against intruders or trespassers. Read More

10 Dec

Be the Envy Of Your Neighborhood With Professional Holiday Lighting

It’s that time of year again! The houses around you are adorned in beautiful white and colorful lights to honor the festive holiday season. But what does your house look like?

If you’re too busy with work or family responsibilities to create the winter wonderland you wish you had in your yard, there’s still a way to shine brighter than your neighbors! Simply hire a professional lighting company to transform your yard from basic to magical.

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The Benefits of Choosing a Professional Outdoor Lighting Company

Hanging Christmas and holiday lights is as much an art as it is a science. It’s not enough to simply drape bushes with light nets and set a timer. To truly become the envy of your neighborhood, you need a lighting pro who will formulate the perfect plan and execute it with precision.

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25 Nov

Holiday Lighting For Retail Stores: A Guide of Tips and Tricks

Huge sales and deals aren’t the only tools your retail location should be using to attract shoppers this holiday season. Holiday lighting is a powerful visual strategy that should be incorporated into any holiday marketing plan! Use these simple tips and tricks to make sure that holiday lighting becomes an asset, not a headache, for your business this season.

Create Magic

The holiday seasons is all about winter magic. As customers approach your store, they want to feel surrounded by the spirit of the holidays. The lighting that you use should create a unique experience that helps visitors escape reality and embark on an adventure of browsing and selecting the goods and gifts they need to buy.

You can effectively create this type of winter wonderland magic by adding themed lighting on the interior and exterior of your store. Exterior lights help your store stand out from others and grab the attention of shoppers that might not have otherwise planned to walk inside. Interior lights enhance the experience of your shoppers- strings of lights overhead, candle lights in the windows, and other displays can all contribute to the atmosphere you want to create. Read More

22 Oct

Start Planning Your Outdoor Christmas Lights Today

November is just around the corner, which means it is the right time to start making plans for the holiday lighting that will illuminate your home this winter season. Creating the ultimate winter wonderland in your outdoor space isn’t an easy task, so you may want to consider using a professional outdoor lighting service this year.

Rather than trying to balance at the top of your ladder to reach every tree branch or hang icicle lights from your garage, let a team of experts transform your home and make your property the one everybody notices as the sun sets each night. Read More

27 Sep

Avoid the holiday hassle with Decorating Elves

 

It’s time to start planning your Christmas Lighting and Holiday Decorating needs for the 2018 season. Please contact our offices today to reserve your spot in our busy seasonal schedule.

We look forward to helping you Make it Look Awesome again this season. There are a lot of new Christmas Lighting and Holiday Décor product offerings this season. Some are very cool and can help make you stand out from the rest. Please ask one of our designers about them and how great they would look at your property. We are here to help you.

You can check out photos and videos of our Christmas Lighting and Holiday Décor Service here:

We look forward to helping you avoid the holiday hassle and enjoying the holidays more with those that matter most to you.

11 Sep

Get Ready for Halloween with Professional Lighting Installation and Service

What is Halloween without the spooky decorations and ghoulish lights that bring this October holiday to life?

This season, rather than just buying pumpkins and grabbing a bag of candy, make the most of Halloween with a professional lighting installation that transforms your outdoor space into a dark and mysterious embodiment of the Halloween spirit.

Decorating Elves, Tampa’s premier outdoor lighting company, specializes in Halloween lighting and decor to turn your yard into a ghoulish graveyard, chilling cemetary, or evil yard hunt. Give your neighbors something to talk about! Read More

20 Aug

How to Use Your Outdoor Lights to Honor Important Initiatives This Fall

Every year, Choose Hope and other organizations encourage Americans to learn more about important causes by representing each initiative with a ribbon color. However, wearing a colored shirt and adding a ribbon into your Facebook profile picture aren’t the only ways to spread awareness for a cause.

You can also use the lighting outside of your home or business to draw attention to a cause you want to champion. Changing the color of your outdoor lights for a week or month will encourage neighbors and visitors to ask about your lighting theme. This will give you the opportunity to spread awareness and encourage others to learn more about your cause. Read More