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Enhance Your Yard & Enjoyment of Summer with Outdoor Lighting


As springtime arrives, we can’t help but be excited about all the time we are going to spend outdoors. Travel can be great, but this is also the perfect time to enjoy your yard. Cookouts, gardening, playing in the pool, inviting friends for a potluck and lawn games, or just relaxing in a lawn chair or hammock with a book—all these things can make ordinary life feel like a luxurious vacation.

We’d like to help you enjoy your yard and your summer even more by offering some suggestions. Outdoor lighting for your home and lawn has many benefits. What are some ways it could enhance your life? Here are some of the possibilities.

Extend Your Time Outdoors

With good outdoor lighting, you won’t be forced to choose between being indoors and being in the dark. You can read, socialize, or play games late into the evening, still able to see your companions and your hand of cards. You can serve a late outdoor dinner, or coffee and dessert on the patio. Or, if you struggle to fit gardening into your busy lifestyle, you can keep planting flowers after the sun goes down.

Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic

The right lighting can make your lawn seem larger, highlight features like sculptures or trees, and make water features luminous and beautiful. Whether you want a clean, modern look or a mystical, fairy-tale mood, options abound that could help you achieve the outdoor aesthetic of your dreams.

Stay Safe

During late summer evenings, it’s all too easy for someone to take a spill because they couldn’t see an obstacle such as a staircase, a low garden wall, or even puddles of water from the pool. We recommend lighting the edges of stairs, railings, garden beds, gates, doors, and more. This can make it easy for everyone to move around safely in the dark, especially children or folks with visual impairment or limited mobility.

Home Practicalities and Security

Is it hard to see your home’s address? A simple light could mean the difference between getting your pizza promptly or waiting in frustration! Do animals get into your trash bins? A motion-sensor light might make your trash much less appealing. Are you concerned about burglaries or vandalism? Having lights that turn on and off automatically can deter criminals when you’re not home.

Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether or not you plan to sell your home in the near future, knowing that your choices today could yield significant financial benefits in the meantime is always a step in the right direction. In addition to the possibilities mentioned above, one great way to sell your home more easily for more money is to upgrade your front door area. Lighting that’s visually pleasing and also reliable makes a big difference.

If you’d like to discuss the many possibilities for outdoor lighting services in Coeur d’Alene, ID, we’d love to help you brainstorm your perfect summer yard.

ACI Northwest is here to help. Contact us today with any questions about lighting.

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