I don’t think anyone likes coming home to a dark house. Maybe I watched one or two too many horror films as a teenager, but I don’t really relax in the dark unless I’m safely tucked inside. Perhaps that’s why being in the Palm Beach outdoor lighting business is such a good fit for me.
There are three absolutely essential areas a Palm Beach outdoor lighting system can not only enhance but make safer and secure for you, your family, and visitors. Start by making sure they arrive safely from the street into the driveway. Pulling in is usually easy; backing up is always trickier, especially if you are a new driver. Thoughtful driveway lighting will make the parking and departing process safer for everyone.
From the driveway, you will likely have a path, or multiple paths to the house. Even if they are flat, paved, and well maintained, you can still find hazards along the way when they are in the dark: a fallen tree branch, a child’s toy, something that the pet left behind. There is no getting around it, walking is
easier and safer when you can see where you are stepping. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches can identify and illuminate paths in a way that is not just safe, but attractive as well.
The third critical area is the entrance (or entrances) to the house. You may have a stairway and almost certainly have a threshold. Changes in elevation are a common tripping hazard. You want to be able to see your keys, the door lock and any packages that have been delivered to your doorstep. You can still fumble keys in the light, but entries and exits are more relaxed at a lighted doorway.
Beyond those three essential lighting areas present in most single-family homes, we can help you identify other places where your safety and security can be improved with a professional Palm Beach landscape lighting plan. Pools, decks, patios, and around windows are also important areas to make sure you can see clearly– both to keep your footing sure and to discourage uninvited guests.
Have you started noticing yet that the days are getting shorter? If you haven’t yet, you will starting November 2nd when it gets dark one hour earlier. Give us a call and we arrange a free consultation to help banish winter’s darkness from around your house.
Greg Jett, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches