Lighting Your Home for Summer Entertaining

Summer is the perfect excuse for sitting out in your yard and maybe even inviting some friends over. The weather is warmer and it stays light outside for longer, but if you find yourself entertaining guests until later in the evening, you’ll need to make sure your home and yard are well-equipped with lighting to keep the fun going. Here are our tips for properly lighting your home for summer entertaining.

Lighting pathways

Path lights are practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. They can be used to light pathways through your garden or up your driveway so that your guests can see where they’re going later at night and don’t trip on an unseen flagstone. LED path lights and other types of landscape lights along your pathways create a nice ambience at night in your backyard.

Vary your yard lights

You can produce a nice aesthetic by using different styles of lights around your backyard, choosing lights that complement each other well. Utilizing wall lights and surface mounted deck lights helps to light a wider area while also adding some variety to the design of your backyard. If you have a pond, pool, or water feature in your backyard, then you could even experiment with underwater lights.

Well-lit entertainment areas

Perhaps you’ve got outdoor lights fitted to the side of your home, but you can create a much nicer ambience and better visibility for your summer entertaining by lighting the specific area you’ll be using. So, if you’ll be sat around the patio, deck, or in a gazebo, make sure you position lights strategically in and around this area to provide plenty of light. If you’re cooking or preparing food outdoors for your guests, make sure your prepping areas are well-lit, too.

Smart timers

Rather than battling the sun and then having to get up from your comfy spot to go and turn your outdoor lights on, it’s a good idea to equip them with smart timers. This allows you to set them to come on at a certain time, so they can automatically switch on when the sun starts to disappear. This means you won’t have to disrupt your fun.

You don’t always want to call it a night when the sun does, so make sure you’ve got proper outdoor lighting in your home. Contact us for quality landscape lighting products and services in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and the rest of the Piedmont Triad.