Bethesda, MD,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Upgrade Your Home This Spring With Exterior Lighting – Part 1

Spring is a great time for installing and upgrading your landscape lighting. Outdoor lighting improves your home’s quality of life and your property’s attractiveness. The following tips will show you how.

Accent Illumination

Spring is the time to plant new flowers, shrubs, and trees while adding color to your landscaping. Hardscapes like sculptures can also be added for interesting new shapes. You can ensure they are noticeable even at night by adding lighting. Examples of exterior features that can be highlighted using accent illumination include:

  • Flower beds
  • Fountains
  • Landscape art
  • Statues
  • Trees
  • Water (ponds, streams, waterfalls)

Installing accent illumination can be very expressive once you have selected specific features for highlighting. Exterior lighting design will capture your aesthetic approach, focusing on the most special features of your home’s exterior. Accent lighting will result in additional depth and interest in the outdoor areas of your property.

Exterior Hours Extended

As winter winds down, the spring days will bring warmer weather and longer hours of sunshine. This will provide more opportunities for enjoying your home’s exterior spaces. Adding lighting decks, entertainment areas, gazebos, outdoor kitchens, patios, and pool areas will extend the hours for lounging into the evening. Exterior lighting will help you maximize the use of your home’s outdoor areas for fun and relaxation.

Task Lighting Areas

The typical exterior areas that require task lighting are listed below.

  • Barbecue grills
  • Driveways
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Stairways
  • Walkways

The installation of outdoor lighting will ensure that you, your family members, and your friends will be able to safely and efficiently utilize the above areas. As mentioned previously, you will be extending the hours of these areas into the evening for maximum usage in good weather.

Lighting design can also help create and define entertainment and seating areas in your home’s outdoor spaces. Thus, guests are encouraged to lounge and relax during outdoor dinners and parties. Designating these areas improves safety and promotes mingling and conversation.

Part 2 will cover more tips for upgrading your home with exterior lighting.

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