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Adding a New Outdoor Amenity? Don’t Forget the Landscape Lighting

Add Function and Aesthetics to Your Outdoor Fun

Adding a New Outdoor Amenity? Don’t Forget the Landscape Lighting

Florida's balmy year-round weather is perfect for an outdoor-oriented lifestyle. Whether you enjoy swimming in the pool, a soak in your spa in cooler months, grilling in the outdoor kitchen, or cocktails and conversation under your pergola, your Destin home is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco activities all year long.  When adding or upgrading any of your outdoor amenities, be sure not to forget about the importance of lighting. The right lighting plan will let you take full advantage of all your outdoor features and set the ideal ambiance for any occasion. The best way to add functional and beautiful lighting to your outdoor areas is to work with a professional landscape lighting company. Keep reading for three of our favorite ways to add outdoor lighting to elevate your outdoor features.

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The Outdoor Kitchen

Every kitchen needs good lighting, indoors and out. How can you grill the perfect steak or not overdo the fish without good light? Depending on your outdoor kitchen design and location, you can add in-ceiling lights or a hanging light or spotlight. But functional illumination is just one part of the equation. Lighting can create an entire ambiance for preparing a meal outdoors and sharing it with friends. Create outdoor nighttime views by framing trees, gardens and outdoor features with light. Use lip lights to accent walls and steps, bullet lights to highlight palms, and path lights to guide guests through your landscape. 

Pools and Water

Built-in lighting can complement the sound of water to create both a visual and aural atmosphere. Change up your fountains and pools with color-changing LED lighting and go from dazzling to soothing colors for parties and relaxing. Use specialty fixtures like Coastal Source Match and Niche lights to create highlights in landscape areas around your pool and water features. 

Pergolas, Patios, and Sitting Areas

What can be better than cocktails and conversation going deep into the night enjoying the Florida breeze? Set the ambiance for relaxation with custom lighting. Use soft lighting on your pergola posts like Coastal Source Nose lights. Use micro niche lights to gently illuminate landscape areas where you don’t want a larger fixture. Or create a more tropical atmosphere with Tiki Torch lighting.

Make it Easy to Use

More than likely, you need multiple controls for different styles of lighting. Rather than many manual switches inside and outside the house, add lighting control for easy control from the smartphone in the palm of your hand. You’ll be able to create one-touch custom lighting scenes for outdoor cooking, parties, entertaining, overnight safety, and more when your landscape lighting is connected to a whole home lighting control system. When you're away or for daily convenience, set schedules for specific lighting zones to turn on or off at particular times or sunset and sunrise effortlessly. 

Are you ready to transform your outdoor amenities with custom landscape lighting? Contact our Santa Rosa Beach office here or start a chat below to quickly connect with one of our experts. We look forward to working with you!