When the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll need more than just the moonlight if you want to enjoy your deck at night. Strategically placed lights will not only make your deck safer, but the lighting will create an ambiance that’s perfect for any evening event.
Make your Kansas City deck glow!
Now that you’re ready to install lighting on your deck, think about safety before diving into creative illuminations.
The following ideas will make your deck a glow-rious place to hang out.
Avoid falling when night falls. Safety and security are the main objectives when it comes to deck lighting.
Watch your step! If your deck’s steps and stairways aren’t well lit, they’re an accident waiting to happen, so choosing the right lights is important for safety. If your steps are of normal width, placing LED stair lights on the front or to the side of each step is a great way to make them more visible.
Brighten up your activity areas. Installing lights beneath your grilling and meal prep areas will make entertaining extra pleasurable. Not only will this enable you to cook after dark, but your guests will love the way it lets them see all the action. Don’t stop here though! Installing lights beneath tables is an ideal way to add a warm ambiance, so whether you’re entertaining with food or card games, everyone will enjoy hanging out on your deck.
Chase away the darkness with hidden lights. If your deck has a wooden covering such as a pergola, installing recessed lighting into the beams will give your deck a unique brilliance. The same can be said about adding cap lights to your deck’s railing posts. While these types of lights are available in LED or low-voltage, both will do a great job of beautifying your deck.
Shine light from below. In-floor lighting is the perfect way to outline your deck’s boundary. Not only does it wrap your entire deck in a soft glow, but it adds an extra level of safety.
Spotlight handrails. These lights are especially useful because they do wonders to highlight handrails as well as the rails along the deck’s edge. They also add an extra level of safety.
Dangle a little sunshine. Hanging lights from the deck’s joists or corner posts makes for an uplifting experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re just relaxing alone or entertaining friends, everyone will enjoy the cozy atmosphere their glowing style creates.
Deck Lighting is Both Fun and Necessary
The right lighting not only makes a deck safer, but it transforms its atmosphere. Depending on the mood you want to create, there are numerous lighting choices that will help turn your deck into a tranquil retreat or a stimulating party pad.
If you’re ready to enjoy an outdoor area that suits your needs, we will expertly design a deck according to your unique wishes. We can also add certain architectural details to allow the lighting that sparks your interest.
As with any home improvement project, it’s important to consider a variety of deck plans, which we are happy to present and discuss. We will only move ahead with construction once we know you feel confident with the intended results.