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Getting the Most Out of Your Outdoor Living

For many parts of the country it has been a loooooong winter with lots of rain, snow and cold temperatures. Personally, I can’t wait until the weather changes for the better and stays there. And when it happens, you can find me outdoors!

When the weather is warm, I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. From walking and reading, to eating and entertaining, I do it all outdoors when the weather permits. Do you know why I can do this? Outdoor Lighting.

While architectural and landscape lighting makes the front of the home look beautiful, when used in the backyard, it enhances your outdoor experience in three main ways…

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Increasing time. Without outdoor lighting darkness forces you out of your outdoor spaces and back inside. By simply installing lights on or around your porch, patio, deck or other spaces, you can increase the amount of time you can spend on it.

Providing safety and security. One of my best friends used to have a deck in the backyard that you had to walk through part of the yard to get to. I remember being on the deck and having to walk back to the house only to find that I couldn’t see where I was stepping and could have easily stepped on something or fallen. That wouldn’t have been a concern if there was adequate outdoor lighting. Strategically placed fixtures will illuminate all well traveled paths so as to keep you, your friends and your family safe from any trips and falls.

Setting the mood. Whether inside or out, lighting has the ability to set any type of mood you wish: romantic, fun, eclectic, etc. While the majority of our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ projects utilize traditional outdoor lighting techniques, we work with our clients to create the mood that they wish. This has included a beautiful outdoor chandelier for a dining area, LED rope lighting around an outdoor kitchen for an edgy look, or light orbs set high in the trees.

To hear more about how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can enhance your outdoor living experiences, please contact your local office.