Your family has probably grown over the years. This is natural as children grow older and eventually have children of their own. During some of these growing phases, homeowners come to realize that their current spaces aren’t enough to accommodate their families. Whether this is happening to you and your growing children or to you and your expanding family, homeowners in these situations entertain the notion of selling their current home and buying a new one. While this is an option for many, it isn’t always an option and, frequently, not the best option. Sometimes, growing pains can be alleviated simply by adding outdoor living spaces to your current property, and with our mild winter temperatures, this is an especially viable option here in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast area. Outdoor living area can give you more space and add value to your home while not costing as much as buying and selling. But remember, if you are adding a new outdoor living area, it will need outdoor lighting to make it feel right.
Patio or Lanai Lighting
Patios provide a large area for friends and family to gather together. Typically, they feature ample seating for a number of guests and tables for eating or playing games. If covered, like a lanai, they allow you to use them no matter the weather. Lanais provide many places to attach outdoor lighting fixtures. Bathed in warm, ambient lighting, your new patio or lanai will feel like and extension of your home, and your guests can avoid colliding with one another or toppling drinks or décor.
Fire Pit Area Lighting
Nothing brings people together quite like a fire. Fires encourage conversation and provide warmth and welcome. Fire pit areas are not only excellent for large gatherings. They can be perfect for private conversations and quiet nights together. But fire pit areas can’t rely solely on the fire for lighting. Firelight varies considerably as the fire burns down, and its single source creates deep shadows than can be annoying and even hazardous. Fire pit area lighting provides gentle illumination that allows functionality within the space without competing with the fire itself.
Outdoor Kitchen/Living Room Lighting
Outdoor kitchens and living rooms are gaining popularity with many homeowners. They provide the comforts of indoor spaces along with the benefits outdoor air. Imagine breathing in our salty air while relaxing on the couch as dinner simmers. Outdoor kitchens and living rooms can provide space for parties, intimate family gatherings, or even solitary reading. Outdoor lighting in these areas helps set the area apart from the rest of the outdoors, provides a warm, relaxed mood, and makes the area functional.
The above are only three outdoor living space additions that can help alleviate your space constraints. There are many more, but whatever additions you choose, remember that to make them useful day and night, outdoor lighting will be a necessity. If you are getting ready to add such a space, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of the Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches today. Getting us involved from the beginning can help make installation go much more smoothly, and you can be enjoying your outdoor space that much sooner.
Greg Jett, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches