Spring is around the corner and it is a great time to start planning your outdoor living areas, as the weather begins to warm up and you can start thinking about spending more time outside. Here are some tips to help you plan your outdoor living areas in spring:
The porch is a great space for outdoor living. If you're fortunate enough to have a porch, you should be able to use it at all times of the day. All you need is a few subtle fixtures. On the porch, recessed lighting fixtures will give you the functionality you need without overpowering the overall look of your home. You can also benefit from adding light fixtures near and around the perimeter of the porch. By doing this, you'll easily be able to relax and unwind while enjoying the front view of your home.
Your patio is a natural extension of your home. As you step out of your home & onto your patio, you should be greeted by enough light to complete the task at hand effectively. Having the area surrounding your grill gently lit, using the downlighting technique is a great option. Fixtures are placed above & cast downward to illuminate your grilling area. Another fixture option for your grilling area would be a BBQ grill light. This will help you avoid over or undercooking on the grill, by allowing you to aim the light exactly where you need it.
Lighting is one element that is often overlooked when it comes to active play areas in the backyard. Landscape Lighting will provide safety & usability by having strategically placed fixtures near the play area that will keep your kids safe from trips and falls. So they'll be able to stay outside longer.