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Plan Your Outdoor Living Areas in Spring

Spring is literally right around the corner, and we're all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. We want to get as much out of the warm weather at possible and being able to stay outside longer is the answer. 

We look forward to evening outdoor activities like enjoying a book on the front porch, grilling dinner in the backyard, taking a dip in the pool & letting the kids let loose in the play area. To achieve "staying outside longer", you'll want to have a well lit landscape. 


Porch Lighting

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. 


Patio Grilling

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 effectively complete the task at hand. 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. 

Patio Dining

Another excellent use of your patio is having a dining area. As the weather warms up, stepping outside for dinner can be a great way to relax at the end of a long day. A few options are bistro lighting & moon lighting. Bistro lights are extremely popular as they are  a highly versatile lighting solution that provides functional light to see, while also accommodating our need for a beautiful ambient light to set the mood. Moon lighting fixtures are placed up high and provide a subtle, gentle wash of light that can cover a large or small area. 


Active Play Areas

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 keep your kiddos safe from trips and falls. So they'll be able to stay outside longer.


Ready to enjoy being outside longer? Let us help, give us a call at (801) 440-7647,  or fill out a consult request form here! We will come out for a consult and create a lighting design specifically for you and your property.


At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 


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