Summer is the season of outdoor entertaining: We’re in the midst of graduation season, which means college and high school students are celebrating their successes with parties and BBQs. Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what dad doesn’t love a cookout and a corn hole tournament? Plus, it’s prime time for outdoor weddings. And who says you even need an excuse for a summer garden fête or neighborhood block party? Many people throw summer bashes just because!
If your home will be the venue for any exciting celebrations this season, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your backyard with outdoor lighting.
Here are our top reasons why you should light up your yard for outdoor entertaining.
Why You Need Outdoor Lighting for Your Next Summer Celebration
1. Family and friends from out of town will see your home in a whole new light.
Pardon the pun… A brand new lighting system really will bring out the best in your home. When friends or family haven’t seen your home in a while, and get a glimpse of the property lit up at night, they’re sure to be surprised and impressed!
2. Create a beautiful ambiance.
Picture this: your guests are outside enjoying your backyard and the sun starts to set. Suddenly, you flip the switch, all the lights come on at once, and everyone oohs and aahs at your glowing property. We call it the ‘wow effect.’
3. Let the fun continue after the sun goes down.
Even though the summer nights are longer, it still seems like the sun sets too early. With outdoor lighting, you don’t have to pack up that game of croquet or cut your conversations short. You and your guests can sit and enjoy the night – and still see what’s going on!
4. Keep your guests safe.
Uneven pathways or patios can be hazardous to walk on when it’s pitch black outside. If you install path lights to illuminate the walkways around your property, you can make sure no one trips or twists an ankle when it gets dark.
Our philosophy for lighting in your backyard is to create a warm and welcoming environment. We don’t want it to be so dark that you can’t see your cocktail glass, but we also don’t want you to feel like you’re squinting because the lights are so bright. Our subtle yet practical ambient lighting includes path lights, step lights, and tree or shrub lights to bring your backyard to life.
Lighting provides a wonderful atmosphere for outdoor entertaining, so give Enlightened Lighting a call today to transform your backyard for your next event!