The cold weather this week makes me miss the warmer days of summer. Several homeowners we’ve talked to this week mentioned how they enjoy spending their evenings out in their yards and we normally are able to enjoy a good many months doing that in the Raleigh area. The renovating and addition trend continues for many homeowners around here because people prefer to enhance what they already have rather than find a house and move into something new. When you are thinking about adding on to your outdoor living spaces, remember that Raleigh outdoor lighting can let you enjoy them longer into the night.
We’ve seen a lot of very unique areas and features people are including in their new additions. Adding outdoor lighting to them brings a new level of enjoyment and creates memories to last a lifetime. Here are the three areas’ we’ve been seeing a lot of lately:
Outdoor kitchens are not a new concept but seem to be increasing in popularity. They allow you to remain part of the conversation when you are entertaining or spending good family time on your deck or patio. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can ensure you have adequate lighting in the cooking and prep area by creatively utilizing some of our landscape lighting fixtures. With some slight modifications we can use spot lights by the grilling area or path lights above a bar area. Each can be put on their own switch to turn off and on when needed.
Whether you have a large water feature with rocks and landscaping or a small built-in fountain, watching light bounce off the cascading water at night while listening to the trickling stream may be all you need to truly relax the cares of the day away. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh knows the best way to highlight the movement of the water without creating hot spots or having the light shine in the eyes of its admirers.
Fire pits are also increasing in popularity and actually work very well along with water features. Whether you have a purchased portable pit or a built-in stone feature, fire pits always seem to be an easy place to entertain. Fire pits give off a good amount of warmth you need on these chilly nights but are areas where outdoor lighting is essential. The light from the fire is not enough to create safe footing in the area but an area where this is definitely needed. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can create a plan to give off just the right amount of light by adding landscape lighting around the area, underneath built-in seating or even shining down from a tree to create the ambiance you’re looking for without taking away from the charm of the area.
If you are looking for ways to spend more of your nights in your backyard and are considering adding one of these popular features, or something else, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh a call. Working with a professional outdoor lighting company like ours will give you many options you many not be able to find yourself. Our experience from past projects can help create the perfect entertaining areas for you and our professional installation will ensure everything is done with the greatest of care. Give us a call today for your free consultation. You may even try to endure some of these colder nights in your backyard just to enjoy your new spaces.
David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh