Over the years there have been many advances in building and furnishing materials which have allowed homeowners expand on the usefulness and enjoyment of their outdoor living spaces. Regardless of how far we have come homeowners are still looking for other ways to extend their home into their backyard.
As Sacramento’s best deck builder we would like to give you the top five outdoors living trends for 2017 spring. It combines fun and functionality.
- Bright-Ideas Lighting
Outdoor lighting is a “bright” idea for adding functionality and versatility to the outdoors! During the deck building and designing process lighting is often the most requested add on.
When you add lighting to your deck you are not only extending the time you are able to use your deck but you are extending the enjoyment and usefulness of your outdoor living space. We have found that our customers are often surprised by the different and unique options available for their lighting needs. We generally like to advise our clients to stay away from just using corner spotlights to light their outdoor living spaces. We instead suggest installing a variety of landscape and deck lighting features. This can include well lights to illuminate foliage and small structures, riser lights incorporated into deck stairs, recessed deck lights – inserted directly into deck boards – for subtle dots of light to accent the deck’s design, and path lights to brighten walkways.
Combining deck lighting with landscape lighting features will create a variety of ambiances that can be switched up for any occasion. You will be able to choose which outdoor element to highlight and it will be very easy to change the total look of your deck and outdoor living space without moving things around.
“Lighting systems that incorporate both deck lighting and other exterior lighting work together to create ambiance that can be perfectly curated and adjusted for any setting or gathering,” he added. “By choosing which outdoor elements to highlight, it’s easy to completely change the look of your outdoor living space without moving a single piece of furniture.”
Please reach out to us to find out how we can help you with your lighting needs.