Summer entertainment is not complete without the ambiance and utility of lighting. On top of looking good, outdoor lighting also provides security for your party guests and family gatherings.
The Perfect Light knows you’ll be spending the warm Texas and Colorado summer nights outdoors with friends and families. When you want to spend quality time outdoors, don’t let lack of visibility prevent you from making the most of the warm weather ahead.
Plus, good outdoor and landscape lighting is so alluring! Why not explore the possibilities of landscape and hardscape enhancement through expert lighting design?
Here are some tips for outdoor lighting around patios, decks, and hardscapes. For free expert advice on lighting your Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, or Denver home, contact The Perfect Light!
Where should lighting be installed to provide both security & beauty?
For security purposes, outdoor lighting should be installed near the entry of doorways leading in and out of your home, along any pathways, and of course, throughout the back of your property.
Use a trio of lighting options to create a sparkling outdoor environment for entertainment. The three types of lighting to layer with are ambient, task, and accent lighting. Combine different types of lighting to make your lighting design work your summer events and provide security throughout the year.
Ambient lighting sets the mood and encompasses the overall design of your outdoor lighting. Task lighting is used to light up pathways and provides safety and visibility for your outdoor guests, your patio gathering, and your late night BBQ meals. Accent lighting can be used to enhance a waterfall feature, your garden, or a focus point, such as a beloved tree.
Outdoor lighting includes the installation of convenient and beautiful lighting around patios, decks, fire pits, hardscapes, and more. Let The Perfect Light help you with your landscape lighting design and installation!
Lighting for Patios and Decks
While patios are ground level, decks are elevated. First ask yourself how you use the space and why you use space. Is it for dining? Is it for lounging or reading with a glass of wine? Or is it a space for plants and a way to enter the house safely?
Once you answer these questions, you are then able to think about the best lighting options to accomplish those goals. Lighting brings safety, comfort, and convenience for nights out on the patio or deck.
Popular lighting options for patios and decks include:
- Outdoor wall sconces
- Ceiling fans with lights
- Task lighting for outdoor kitchens
- “Bistro lighting,” aka string lighting
- Dimmable deck lighting
- Tread lighting
- Pathway lighting
- Light timers
- Patio seat wall lighting
- Deck post lighting
- Under deck lighting
- And so much more!
The possibilities are endless. If you are looking for more information on professional lighting for your patio or deck, The Perfect Light is a team of expert technicians and landscape design specialists, serving homeowners in Houston, DFW, Austin, San Antonio, and Denver.
Give us a call, and we’ll work with you to design the deck of your dreams in time for summer.
Lighting for Hardscapes
Hardscapes are man-made features that are found in your outdoor space, including paths, stairs, stone or rock walls. Integrate lighting into your hardscape to provide more visibility for the area and to show-off the hardscape feature itself.
A smart choice is LED lighting that will withstand the elements. There are many styles and finishes available to create a hardscape lighting design that fits your style and your budget. Consider uplighting and downlighting along walls and other vertical hardscapes.
If you are installing professional hardscape lighting, you will want to make the most of having a pro on your side. Really work through the options to find a design that will last for years to come. Hardscape lighting is made to resist the effects of time, staying beautiful and functional for the long term — a cost-effective investment.
If you have a stone or rock wall, stone stairs, or any man-made pathway that you need illuminated, ask a lighting specialist at The Perfect Light for more information on lighting for hardscapes.
Make the most of your outdoor space and the most of the weather with patio, deck, or hardscape lighting options from The Perfect Light. Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation lighting consultation!