Hinkle Outdoor Living

Illuminate the beauty of your outdoor space

Outdoor lighting designs, uniquely crafted to bring your vision to life.

Outdoor Lighting - What is it? The Icing on the Cake!

Outdoor lights are the icing on the cake for almost any project. It puts an essential final touch to whatever it is you’ve built. There are numerous ways to set up calm, ambient lights for the evening and highlight various aspects of the property.

Then, there are plenty of ways to bolster your functional lighting as well. In fact, we always address light fixtures before finishing any upgrade task, whether it’s a new deck, patio, or covered structure. This is how you make sure your outdoor living space is usable 24/7, during any season.

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Durable LEDs for All Outdoor Lighting

Everything we install utilizes LED lights. You can do this as fancy or economically as you’d like. LED lights can do pretty lavish things, including change colors, replicate your favorite sports team, commemorate holidays, and much more.

We can also fully illuminate or down-light trees, the house itself, and plenty of hardscaping elements. Lighting installation is easier than the other heavy-duty items we handle. Hinkle Outdoor Living has plenty of experience determining the right volume of lights, transformer arrangements, wattage, and appropriate bulbs.

Most of the decision-making boils down to which outdoor feature you wish to accentuate. With just a little creativity and our experience, you can develop a true backyard masterpiece for your Kansas City home.

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Amateur Lighting Mistakes - Why You Should Have a Pro Do it Instead

What are the mistakes an amateur might make with outside lighting?

Sometimes, folks might run too many lights on one stream. It’s easy to overload a system, wear out the lights, or blow a transformer that way. We’ve also seen homeowners use the wire cap nuts, whereas we prefer to use lights that are encompassed with a protective gel.

Finally, you would want to focus hard on the design elements. Some lights work better in certain places than others. Many positioning mistakes are easy to fix, but it’s easy for a novice to select the wrong lens for certain size elements.

Most of our expertise just comes from experience rather than extensive training. After a while, you get a feel for what works or what doesn’t. You’ll know a professional lighting design when things match well, whereas amateurs might mismatch the light lumens or try different lights for paths and hardscapes.

However, with today’s 3D design technology, it’s not that hard to create something effective and beautiful. With our service, you’ll be able to see a 3D rendering of everything before we assemble anything.

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Exterior Lighting

Increased Functionality – It makes very little sense to invest in a serious upgrade (like an outdoor kitchen) without fitting it with terrific lighting. It’s also important to have reliable lighting around your swimming pool, but that requires careful consideration of water/electrical safety (hence hiring a pro for it).

Improve Home Safety – Besides beautification, having better lighting outside can make your entire house safer. Intruders are less likely to target well-illuminated homes.

Almost Limitless Curb Appeal – It’s easy to boost aesthetics and home value without breaking the bank.

Energy Efficiency – Whenever you install energy-efficient LED lights, you’ll enjoy all that extra light with bulbs that don’t burn out fast or consume lots of juice.

Enliven Your Landscaping – As we mentioned already, lights can highlight and embellish trees, bushes, gardens, and other landscaping components.

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Hinkle Outdoor Living: Top Design Service for Lighting, Decks, Patios, & More

You can count on professional lighting design whenever you hire Hinkle Outdoor Living for anything. While we seldom do lighting as a stand-alone task, this is something we address carefully during major renovations. It’s all part of our mission to build fully transformative outdoor living spaces.

Here are some examples of what that includes:

  • Fiberglass Swimming Pools
  • Fireplaces
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Decks & Patios
  • Covered Structures
  • . . . and any combination thereof.

You can see how well we accomplish these tasks by glancing at the photos in our finished project gallery. There you’ll see a myriad of ways we’ve helped homeowners all throughout the KC Metro area. Our comprehensive design/construction service earns us consistent positive feedback from dozens of homeowners clients.

Everything we install includes ample warranty coverage, and our commitment to correct any minor errors before leaving. That’s not something you’ll get with every contractor in Kansas City.

Contact us anytime to learn all the fantastic ways to improve your property with modern outdoor lighting fixtures.

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Your Vision

Imagine a space that takes your breath away with its captivating beauty and exceptional craftsmanship. The perfect balance of natural beauty and luxurious amenities that make you feel like you’ve stepped into a five-star resort. From exquisite lighting that illuminates your space like a dreamy paradise, to carefully curated landscapes that evoke a sense of peace, we create spaces that inspire awe.
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Design Discovery Call

Our process begins with a 30-minute Design Discovery Call. During this virtual meeting, our owner will discuss your project ideas, goals, and budget.

In-Home Design Meeting

If we’re a good fit for your project, we’ll set up an In-Home Design Meeting where our team will take exact measurements and elevations, and begin exploring your material preferences. Allot 1 hour for this phase of the process.
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Design Review Call

Your outdoor living plan will take 5-7 business days to complete. From there, we’ll schedule a Design Review Call where the team will reveal your custom 3D rendering. We’ll go over your layout, confirm materials, and make revisions until we’ve successfully captured your vision. This call typically lasts an hour.
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Design Presentation Call

The final step is a Design Presentation Call. During this 45-60 minute Zoom meeting, the team will present the budgetary numbers for your design. If you accept the proposal, you can make a small deposit to be added to the construction queue!

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Delighting customers with the ultimate backyard escape for 15+ years.

Award-Winning Backyard Design

Praise for Hinkle Outdoor Living. 

Here in Kansas City, the weather has turned. The mornings are crisp, and although the sun is warm in the afternoon, as soon as the sun begins to set, the temperatures quickly drop. This weather is perfect for evenings by a fire pit, with a cup of hot cocoa or apple cider in hand. But with the recent time change, it is dark before most families have even had a chance to clear the dinner dishes. Because of this, fall is the perfect time to step up your outdoor lighting game. Continue reading for a few suggestions for the perfect outdoor lighting for dressing up your backyard retreat.

String Lights

String lights set the perfect mood for outdoor entertaining. With countless options in the stores, you can choose from simple bulbs, lights of different colors, or even decorative japanese lanterns. If you plan to keep your string lights a permanent part of your backyard, make sure you include this as you work with our team to plan your outdoor space.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are single lights which hang as fixtures or are permanently installed on a wall. These lights are commonly used indoors, but work perfectly outdoors and provide endless design options for your backyard retreat. A professional will need to install these lights, and at Hinkle Hardscapes we are more than happy to help you choose and install the perfect lights for your outdoor space.

Hardscape Lighting

Another way you can light your outdoor space is by having the designers at Hinkle Hardscape integrate lighting into the hardscaping in your backyard. We can install in-ground lights, path lighting, or architectural lighting which highlights the beautiful hardscaping features we have created for you.

To learn more about the outdoor lighting options we offer at Hinkle Hardscape, call 816.608.8870 orclick here to schedule a free hardscaping design meeting with one our highly experienced hardscaping professionals.

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