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23

Outdoor LightingOur real estate agents know that a stylish outdoor space is a valuable addition to your home. A well-planned exterior space provides a place for al fresco dining, gathering around the firepit with a refreshing beverage, or enjoying your favorite TV show or podcast. Making sure your outdoor spaces are well illuminated ensures that you can enjoy them and helps add an extra level of safety and security. Here are a few ways you can enhance the overall effect of your outdoor lighting. 

  1. Use a Variety of Lights
    To create a cozy, welcoming outdoor space, use a variety of lights. If you have an overhead structure, like a gazebo or pergola, add lights that illuminate your entire deck or patio. Then, select some tabletop lamps so that you have lights nearby when you're reading, working, or relaxing. 
  1. Select Lights That are Functional
    Even the most elegant outdoor lights will go to waste if they're not functional and easy for you to use. For example, if you know that your access to electricity is limited, integrate some battery-operated lights into your setup. Or, if you hate having to turn a bunch of lights on and off each time you use them, look for products that you can put on a timer or operate with your smartphone. 
  1. Consider Motion-Activated Lights
    Motion-activated lights are an excellent alternative that can also help you reduce your energy usage. These lights only come on when they detect activity, and they'll turn off once movement is no longer detected. 
  1. Illuminate Your Walkways
    Make it safe to walk around your property at night by adding pathway lights around your driveway and paths. Solar-powered lights are a fantastic option that you won't have to worry about connecting to an electrical outlet. 
  1. Opt for Some Portable Lights
    Want to make sure that you always have access to light, regardless of where you're hanging out in your yard? Add portable lights to your outdoor setup. Table lanterns and candles are easily moved so that you can adapt their configuration to your entertaining plans. 
  1. Decorate Your Space with String Lights
    When you're exploring Lafayette homes for sale, you'll notice that decorative lighting effortlessly improves the look of your deck or patio. Instantly add ambiance to your outdoor spaces by adding a few strands of string lights. String lights instantly lend a romantic touch to your outdoor areas, and you can even select lights with different color or pattern options. Want to add a lot of light to your outdoor area but don't want to spend hours setting up a bunch of different strands of lights? Look for curtain lights! Curtain lights are easy to hang and instantly add whimsical lighting to a large area. 
  1. Illuminate Your Water Features
    If your property has a pool, hot tub, or pond, this is a fantastic spot to incorporate decorative lights. A light reflecting off the water looks beautiful, and you'll have light to enjoy nighttime activities.

Want a home with more space for your outdoor activities? Contact us today to get started!

Latter & Blum
430 Notre Dame St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(866) 794-1022

Agency License Information: Latter & Blum is licensed in Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Latter & Blum is also licensed in Texas and Mississippi.

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