Curb Appeal Challenge 2016 Front Porch Refresh & Lighting: Week #4

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Curb Appeal Refresh Design Board

Hi again!  It's Week #4 of our Curb Appeal Challenge!  We are one week away from our big reveal and things are coming together nicely around the Dowling house!

If you need to catch up on Weeks 1-3, you can do that here.

Week 1//   Week 2//   Week 3//

Last week was all about the front porch and this week, we began the decision-making process in regards to the landscape lighting.  Oh jeesh!  I never realized there were so many choices!  Our desire was to add some lighting to our landscaping not only to increase our visibility at night but to illuminate our home in a variety of places.

Here are the areas of the home which we are concentrating our efforts on.

Landscape Lighting Areas by Landscape Lighting Areas by

Summer Landscape Plantings for Garden Hop Tour by

Lanscape Lighting Areas by

Lamps Plus has an amazing selection of outdoor lighting options.  We ultimately chose the LED Spot and Flood Light Complete Landscape Package in black.  With other outdoor fixtures in black already it was the best choice to be consistent.  I liked this choice because it not only came with four flood lights but two spotlights as well.  A complete package with everything you need to install right away.  Even though I really liked some of the more decorative lighting options, we decided to keep it subtle and simple and instead put the focus on the areas we wanted to light up versus the lighting itself.

LED Spot and Flood Light Complete Landscape Package

Want to see some of the other options we looked at?

Outdoor Lighting Lantern Kit

Troy 6- Piece Complete Outdoor Lighting Kit

Outdoor Lighting Pagoda Kit

Pagoda Black 9- Piece Outdoor Complete Lighting Kit

I loved these both.  I can picture how great these would look on a more formal house and setting.

After ordering, the box arrived and I was so impressed with the quality of the items and how everything was packaged and ready to go. The fixtures are super heavy duty metal with substantial weight to keep them grounded.


Ok, so that's the update for this week.  Next week, I'll show you how it all came together with the big REVEAL!

Ready to see what my friends have been up to this week?

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  1. Brian says:

    Looks great! I love the lighting you used here to brighten up the front porch. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those lights will be so pretty highlighted against your beautiful landscaping Amy! Can’t wait to see your reveal next week!!!

  3. I would love to have some landscape liking like this at some point (didn’t have enough time to consider it for this challenge). It is going to look great, though!!


    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Carrie! Maybe we can do this challenge again next year? I’ve already thought of other projects to consider, lol.

  4. Wow, you place looks so AMAZING! I can not wait to see the lights, that is going to be some project. Great Job

  5. Your new landscape lighting looks like it is going to work out great! Can’t wait to see everything installed! Love your landscaping.

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