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Light Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Summer is finally here, and that means it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather! If you're like most homeowners, you'll probably be spending a lot of time in your backyard or patio with family and friends. But why should the fun stop once the sun goes down? One of the best ways to make your outdoor space more enjoyable during the summer is by adding some lighting, which means you can enjoy your space no matter what time of day it is.

In this blog, we will discuss a few different types of outdoor lighting ideas that can help you light up your backyard for summer. Keep reading to find out!

Path Lights

If you have walkways in your backyard, you will definitely want those areas well-lit in the dark to avoid any trips or falls. Path lights are a great way to light up the walkways for you and your guests to be able to see where you’re walking, but to also light up the surrounding area. Path lights enhance the landscaping you’ve probably worked very hard on, so why wouldn’t you want to show that off to your guests?

String Lights

String lights are the perfect way to wow your guests when they walk into your backyard, and they are relatively easy to install yourself. If you prefer to enjoy a meal later in the evening with your friends, all you have to do is turn your string lights on and you will automatically be able to light up the space, instead of needing to eat inside. You are also able to add a dimmer switch for your string lights, which means you can adjust the amount of light they give off depending on the occasion.

Spotlights

Do you have a garden in your backyard? Or a specific area you want to highlight? Spotlights are a great way to do this. They enhance certain features in your backyard by shining light specifically on those areas. So, if you have a garden that you’re particularly proud of or have another area you want to shine light on, spotlights are a perfect fit for you.

Candles

If you like to stick within a certain budget, candles are a great option. You can also use your own creativity with how you choose to display them. You can place them on a dining table outside, side tables, or any other stable elevated surface. If you don’t want to risk the possibility of candles being knocked over, you can opt for flameless candles that will give off the same amount of light without the real flame.

Firepit

Summer nights spent around a firepit with friends and family make some of the best memories, wouldn’t you agree? The fire itself provides enough light for everyone to be able to see each other while also being the most important part of the s’more making process. As long as you have all of the ingredients for these delicious treats and a firepit, it’s a guarantee you and your friends will have summer nights worth remembering.

Motion Sensor Lighting

Motion sensor lights are a great way to deter intruders or wildlife from invading your property. They are also the perfect way to light up your backyard as soon as your and your family or friends step outside. Motion sensor lighting adds some extra lighting as well as security to your property.

At Hadden Home Services, we want the outside of your home to be just as appealing as the inside! Whether you need indoor or outdoor lighting services, we’re the team for the job. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (860) 566-9887 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your lighting service appointment with us just in time for summer barbecues.