A perfect location for relaxation and for entertaining guests, we’ve come to think of our decks and patios as natural extensions of our living space. Having dinner al fresco, hosting a holiday party, enjoying a cookout or having evening cocktails is the ideal use of the added space. No one wants to have to move their evening enjoyment indoors when the sun goes down. Add outdoor lighting to your space to enjoy it long after the sun sets.
Custom deck and patio lighting design is both a science and an art. There is no single formula to fit all patios and decks. Our design team will work with your specific outdoor space to ensure every detail is thought through and planned for. If you have a paver patio with a stone fireplace in the center, we will take a different approach than lighting a large elevated deck with intricate stairs and a hot tub. Our goal is to provide safety and security to make your space very usable while adding just the right illumination to set the tone for an evening of memory making. Continue on to read about a few of the many approaches we might take in lighting your patio or deck.
When you have a hardscape patio made of pavers, concrete and/or stone work we have a few design techniques to really show off your space. One technique is lighting the landscaping items around the patio. Our copper fixtures will be placed strategically within your flower beds to not only highlight your beautifully tended flowers but to also cast a soft wash of light onto the patio. The luminous glow created will highlight the perimeters of your patio, casting majestic shadows through some of the plants and leaves. We’ll also illuminate some larger focal elements near the patio such as trees and statues to invite your guests to take in the sights of your property.
While similar to patio lighting, deck lighting offers a variety of additional techniques because of the ability to tuck lights under railings and to the deck posts. Adding soft lights to your stair risers is a great way to provide sure footing at night. With the addition of down lighting under the railings, you can safely illuminate every step for easy navigating in the dark. Place LED deck lights on top of your intricate deck posts, to provide a glowing perimeter for your guests to admire. With the many fantastic options for illuminating your deck, you are sure to get every possible minute of outdoor living squeezed into your days.
Do you have a massive, gorgeous Fir or Cedar providing a lovely canopy over your back yard? We can make additional use of its already perfect grandeur, by working with a tree climber and an electrician to place the perfect fixture from the perfect branch. The light will illuminate your entire space, but the magic comes from the way the light shines through the tree’s canopy creating ever-changing shadows and dimension to your outdoor living space.
With our unobtrusive copper fixtures that blend well into the surrounding landscape we can highlight the special features of your property with perfectly placed LED uplights. Illuminating the vertical structures that are on or surrounding your deck and patio creates a focal point, drawing your eye to the beauty of a well-crafted pergola, a trellis full of night blooms, a stone retaining wall or well-placed planter. Highlighting your unique outdoor decorative elements adds to the art of creating a one of a kind outdoor space while still providing useful light for living.
With your patio and deck being an extension of your indoor living space, it invites us to use your house itself as a place to add a light fixture. We place the fixture high on the back of you home to illuminate your eating or sitting areas with a just the right amount of light that allows you to see what you are doing without the harsh glare of a hardware store flood light. With the right placement we can also cascade the lighting down the back façade of your home to highlight the unique architectural features that create the warm, inviting space on your deck or patio.
Deck lighting and patio lighting in the Puget Sound Region is a must have for the year round outdoor living we have become accustomed to. At Outdoor Lighting of Puget Sound, we strive to delight each of our customers with the highest quality outdoor lighting design, installation and ongoing service. We offer professional design consultation and exceptional installation expertise to make sure our customer get exactly what they need for their unique outdoor lighting needs. For a free consultation or to learn more call today at 425-336-3011.