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Lighting  /  October 15, 2016

Enjoy The Beautiful Weather With Outdoor Lighting

Spring has sprung and with more mild temperatures now is the time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Spring has sprung and with more mild temperatures now is the time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Hanging out on your patio or in your backyard is fun but when the sun starts to go down and it gets dark you may have to move the fun inside because you cannot see anything.  But, just because it is dark it does not mean you have to stop enjoying the beautiful weather.  There are many outdoor lighting solutions for every budget and design aesthetic so that you can enhance your outdoor space and enjoy it any time you want.

Outdoor lighting is not only important for visibility but it adds ambiance as well.  For a truly enjoyable experience that feels like an extension of your home, proper lighting is a must.  You can add lighting to just about any area of your outdoor space with the help of your trusted handyman, contractor or electrician.  Task lighting along pathways is important for safety but small lighting touches on various areas of your landscape highlight the beauty of your yard and provide visibility as well.  While there are many solar options for things like pathway lights they are not always the most effective because of shade or other problems and so it is always ideal to hardwire your lighting so that you can control when it is on and off.  Lights can be installed on patios, in gazebos, under arbors, along walls and so much more.  The possibilities for both location and style are endless.  A chandelier will add a significant amount of light and create the dramatic centerpiece you want for an outdoor entertaining space.  It is the ideal way to create an outdoor dining room or just a beautiful space for both you and your guests.  String lights add a soft, magical touch and can be strung in any pattern and any area of your landscape you want to add that special glow.  But, with string lights it is critical that you have adequate outlets with up-to-date safety features such as GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) to ensure you are properly protecting yourself and your family, as well as your home.  Sconces and pendant lights are a great, small addition to add strategically to spaces that need light but don’t need as much light as a chandelier provides.  Recessed lights can also be added to patios just like an indoor space to keep them up and out of your way and give that custom, professional look to your home.  The key to successful outdoor lighting is often not to choose just one of these but implement a few different lighting options to add that beautiful glow throughout your landscape without feeling like you are sitting under an interrogation spotlight.  Your contractor or handyman will be able to make recommendations based on your specific landscape and electrical availability so that you can extend your living space into the outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather in a perfectly lit landscape.

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