Relaxing Outside Starts with Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property and makes your home safer and more secure. It is an investment that pays off in the value it adds to your home. A well-lit front entrance enables you to greet guests and identify visitors.
Outdoor wall lanterns on each side of the door will give your home a warm, welcoming look, while assuring the safety of those who enter. Under a porch or other overhang, you can use a hanging outdoor light or an outdoor flush mounted light. For the safety and security of family members using the garage at night, you can install a wall fixture on the face of the garage. Steps, paths, and driveways should be illuminated to make sure family members and guests are able to move about easily and safely after dark.
You can install path lighting, outdoor post lanterns or attach outdoor lighting to the side of the house. Low-level path lights, which spread circular patterns of light, will brighten your walkway, while highlighting nearby flower beds, shrubs, and ground cover. Low-level path lights can also be used to define the boundaries of long driveways. Decks, porches, and patios can be converted into romantic evening retreats by concealing low-voltage deck or step lights, railing, or benches. Don’t forget to add stronger light over the barbecue or serving area. To accomplish this, install a recessed spot-light on an adjacent roof overhang or mount spread lights on a railing behind the grill.