With a wonderful spring break with the kids behind us, we’re already dreaming of summertime. Pools, barbecues, nice weather, summer in Richmond is a wonderful time of year. And it’s even better when the temperatures are good and you can spend most of that time outside. If you want to spend even more time outdoors, you may want to consider illuminating your outdoor living spaces with deck and patio lights.
Oftentimes we discuss the different lighting can make on the front of the home. A professionally designed system will increase the curb appeal of your property and make the home more welcoming. Did you know it has the same impact in the backyard? It’s true. And the design is just as important in the back of the property as it is in the front of the home. But what are we looking for?
Living Areas. While increasing the beauty of the space is a big goal for all of our backyard lighting systems, it’s important that when we leave the property you can spend more time outdoors than you could before we are there. For that, we have to illuminate the outdoor living and entertaining areas, like decks, porches, patios, that you all love and enjoy. With a combination of down and spotlighting, we light the area in an even wash of illumination without it being too overwhelming. If your eye goes directly to the fixture, we’ve made a mistake.
Traveled Pathways. Be them paved or not, our trained lighting designers will pay attention to the traveled paths that run throughout the property. Using path lights or romantic moonlighting (which mimics the effect of the moon), we light these paths to guide people throughout the property safely and make it inviting.
Steps and Stairs. Increased safety should always be a goal of any outdoor lighting system and if steps remain in the dark, the boat’s been missed. Even if there are only a few steps in an outdoor living space, they should be illuminated.
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors this summer, please reach out to us at 804.874.9985.