Welcome to summer, that wonderful time of year when you have longer days and the opportunity to sit back and enjoy your outdoor property. Whether it is big or well, not so big, it’s always a terrific feeling to enjoy the fruits of your labor and relax in the yard, on the patio, or lounge by the pool.
But let me ask you, during this glorious time of extended days and outdoor living, do you find yourself with some makeshift lighting that does little to add beauty to the environment. It shouldn’t be that way. When the day turns to night you should be able to still enjoy the outdoors just as much as you did before the daylight started to fade. Outdoor lighting design can greatly enhance your pleasure and increase the time that you can enjoy the outdoors.
Here are some suggestions on how you can incorporate outdoor home lighting and add beauty and functionality regardless of the size or style of your home:
Your home’s exterior facade
Chances are one of the things that you took into consideration when you purchased your home was its architectural details and exterior appearance. A well-planned outdoor lighting design can help to highlight and showcase some of these interesting details as well as softly illuminate parts of your house so that it appears warm and welcoming.
Your landscaping, including trees and gardens
One of the most appealing aspects of spending time outdoors is being able to enjoy the beautiful landscaping on your property and of course, this enjoyment disappears with the waning light. Outdoor lighting will enable you to showcase your landscaping by bathing your trees and garden in light, and creating an appearance that is both striking and soothing at the same time.
Your outdoor pathways
Illuminating the paths around your home and through the yard provides you with an added level of safety and will minimize the chance of trips and falls when darkness comes. This type of landscape lighting will enable you to mark the boundaries of the paths with light so that people don’t wind up stepping where you might not wish them to go.
Your security at night
The light at your front door is wonderful if you are most interested in being able to see who is politely knocking at your door and asking for entrance, however, using outdoor lighting to help make your home more secure must go many steps further and illuminate areas that are in the shadows and that can be very attractive to those with devious interests.
Your outdoor kitchen and grill
Cooking and eating outdoors can be one of the most pleasurable parts of your day but less so if the cooking and dining areas are literally “in the dark.” Seriously, you really have to see what you’re cooking! There are various solutions so you can easily shed some light on this all-important part of your home, not only overhead but also where you walk so that trips can be eliminated.
At Elite Lighting Designs we’re ready to help you design the perfect landscape lighting system that will add beauty, security and value to your home. Let us put our vast experience with outdoor lighting installations to work on your behalf and make your ideas for an outdoor oasis come true. Contact Elite Lighting for your free demo and estimate today.