Temperatures are finally cooling down, and it’s beginning to feel a lot like fall. Though rain may drive us inside occasionally, it’s a really great time to get outdoors and enjoy being together. As you gear up for the last outdoor activities and gatherings before winter sets in, you may be sprucing up your outdoor areas or even adding new ones. Now is a great time to refinish the deck, expand your small patio, revitalize your landscape, or add that fire pit area everyone’s been suggesting. As you plan, gather materials, and get to work, don’t forget outdoor lighting. Though it may not be the featured improvement, remember that these outdoor living spaces, like the front of your home, will need lighting in order to be functional. A little thinking and planning now can save you a lot of work in this area later.
New outdoor lighting components are often easier to install while you are making an addition, and occasionally, if the work is not completed during construction, your new additions must be partially disassembled to allow component installation. Furthermore, installing new lighting when you make an addition decreases the time your property will be in disarray. Construction and installation of any home improvement is a bit messy. If tasks are completed simultaneously, you will only need to contend with the construction chaos once.
There is nothing wrong with adding outdoor lighting one area at a time. Many of our clients choose this option because they make improvements over time. It affords them the opportunity to discover what outdoor amenities they truly want on their property. Just remember that balance is key. When you add the area, go ahead and add the lighting. Your property will look better, and you will be able to better utilize the space. Also remember that our LED outdoor lighting fixtures are much less demanding on transformers. Given your current transformer, you will be able to add many more lights if you choose LEDs. Don’t be afraid of them. While there are many low quality LEDs on the market that have a bluish tint or appear “colder” than halogen lights, the LEDs utilized by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can be mixed into a halogen system without anyone ever knowing the difference.
No matter what outdoor improvements you have in mind this fall, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can help. From romantic café lights strung around a fire pit area to deck lighting to landscape lighting for those new trees and shrubs you just planted, we will make your outdoor living spaces beautiful, functional, and the place your friends and family want to be this fall. Call us today!
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