When it comes to outdoor living, including the right lighting design will truly make all the difference — particularly when it comes to keeping people safe. In fact, most homeowners can usually agree that having well-placed lighting can help elevate the overall outdoor living experience for you and your guests. In the dark, your outdoor living area might be challenging to walk around in — which is exactly why properly lighting your home exterior becomes increasingly important. Ultimately, a well-lit environment can even do a lot more than simply providing an inviting ambiance and atmosphere for your family home. The proper lighting will also provide some much-needed safety that you are seeking for your family and guests. Here are two critical tips to keep in mind when considering which lighting fixtures to add to your home exterior to promote both safety and ambiance.
Illuminate The Darkest Areas Around The House
A great place to start when selecting your new lighting design for your home exterior is to first light the darkest areas of your outdoor living spaces. To determine which parts are darkest, it can be helpful to take a walk around your home in the dark to take note of where you need the most illumination. Once you spot the pathways, garden beds, corners, or steps that need illumination you can start planning which lighting you want for your home exterior.
Always Light Your Dark Entrances
Your entrances are the first places you will want to install home exterior lighting. Entryway lighting is one of the best ways to keep your home safe and secure. It not only lights the way for your family as they enter your home after dark, providing light to unlock the door safely, but provides necessary visibility. Intruders or harassers cannot hide or lurk by your entrance if it is properly lit.
When considering the visual appeal, your front door tends to be the first entrance point for your guests. You will want to install home lighting that makes your home look beautiful and inviting. In addition to your front door, you should certainly consider installing outdoor lights for your porch or patio entrance. This can again ensure that people can enter or exit your home safely whenever they need.
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