Today’s outdoor spaces are extensions of our homes with kitchen equipment, dining spaces, lounging areas, and more. Here are a few of our favorite lighting tips to help you enjoy these spaces -day into night.
1. Elevated Aesthetic
Outdoor lighting enhances the natural beauty and energy of your home. It highlights charming features, illuminates pathways, and creates an alluring ambiance. As you think about outdoor lighting, consider all the features worthy of attention. Do you have a beautiful tree in your backyard? Spotlight it. Are there attractive architectural details on your patio? Call attention to them with outdoor accent lights. Did you work hard on a gorgeous garden? Lead the way with path lights.
You can also capture the nighttime loveliness of a pool or water feature with underwater LEDs. Or use lighting as its own feature: floodlights positioned at angles to silhouette trees create depth and interest.
2. Increased Safety and Security
Safety is always a priority. When you’re home, evenings are prime time for outdoor entertainment, so key pathways need to be well-lit. When you’re not home, outdoor lighting can help protect it.
At night, the right outdoor lights allow you and others to move around safely in the dark. Outdoor post-mounted lanterns are perfect for driveways and stair railings. Outdoor wall lights help you identify doorways and exits and brighten entrances. Step lights and path lights illuminate stairs and walkways, while address lights make it easy for people to find your home.
Outdoor lighting triggered by timers helps protect your home against intruders. They look great, too. Our outdoor wall lights are elegantly designed to enhance security without sacrificing style.
5. Enhanced Home Value
Professional outdoor and landscape lighting adds value in more ways than one. It can highlight design elements or make an area appear larger. It adds beauty and increases usability to in-demand outdoor living spaces after dark. And, of course, security is always valuable. One of the easiest, most affordable strategies to impact property value is to boost curb appeal with an entryway upgrade. A quick coat of paint, updated lights, and an accent piece or two are all you need. With this information as a guide, you can complete the project with minimal time and effort.
6. Enjoy Your Yard
Above all else, good lighting makes every step outside even better. There’s no greater place than your own front or backyard to relax, entertain and explore. Whether your ideal evening includes a meal under the stars, a bonfire with friends, or a warm welcome, when you reach the front door, a well-lit exterior sets the tone for extraordinary experiences.