While it may have been an architectural idea that began in the South, the wraparound porch is now seen in homes throughout the country, including Arizona. If you have a home with a large porch, or one that wraps around the front and sides of the house, it’s important to have the proper exterior lighting. At Hacienda in Scottsdale, we can help you select the ideal outdoor lights for your porch.

Finding the Right Light Balance

If you like to sit outside in the evenings, adding a few recessed fixtures to your seating area can help you see, even after the sun goes down. It’s a good idea not to have too many lights in one area, since you want to enjoy the evening and not be overwhelmed by artificial light. Outdoor sconces placed at even intervals along the exterior of your home can add that perfect ambient glow, and if you place those fixtures on a dimmer switch, you can precisely control the level of light on your porch. You want enough light to see by, but not so much that the porch is too bright.

Exterior lighting should accentuate and highlight the design and architecture of your home, as well as provide safety and security for your property. If your wraparound porch has certain areas that seem a bit too dark, or you’re thinking of updating your outdoor fixtures, visit Hacienda today. Our experts will go through each option with you, and explain the advantages of every fixture that you choose.