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Considered outdoor lighting ideas for your new home?

February 2, 2018

  Outdoor lighting options Outdoor lighting options If you are currently on the search for  New Braunfels custom builders to build your dream home, or if you already own a beautiful Weston Dean home of your own, you may have spent a long time dreaming up all of the beautiful elements you want in your new home.  However, often the small details on the exterior of your new home are left last and often even never thought of compared to the perfect floor plan you’ve been dreaming up in your head. Certain outdoor lighting can truly add to your home’s architecture and do much more than just add light to the front of your home. So, if you haven’t yet gotten started on your new home, start paying attention to details you like and taking notes of what you don’t. There are several options available for you to decide what the best option is for your home. Wall lanterns and sconces are great décor lighting pieces that give a source of indirect up lighting and down lighting that are typically utilized in pairs over outdoor seating areas and on either side of entry ways and windows. Pendants and hanging lanterns are great options to enhance curb appeal and illuminate your front doorway beautifully as well. Path lights are a must for many homes and light the walkway to your door for family and friends who may be visiting or leaving at night when it is dark. It is a great way to provide extra safety as well. For your landscape, it’s a great idea to add landscape lighting in the way of spotlights and well lights, to draw attention to the natural elements of a landscape like trees, shrubs, or flowers.) A great way to light the end of your driveway are with post lanterns that provide lighting and give better street visibility. If you plan to have fountains, statues or arbors outside of your new home, you will want to add flood, bullet or wash lights to highlight these beautiful pieces around your home. Cove lighting is a good idea to add and can be built into ceilings, walls, ledges and recesses to highlight architectural qualities like footpaths, water or landscape features. And lastly, pool lights are a must if you have a pool in your backyard. The will add mood-enhancing color to the water and ensure a safer swim at the same time.       Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.
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