You’ve made many memories in your home, and you’re proud of the work you’ve done to make your house more comfortable and inviting. Everything from the front porch to the back deck has been designed and created to fit your personality and your preferences. However, if your preferences change or the exterior of your home is beginning to feel a bit outdated, it might be time for an upgrade. Whenever you’re renovating your porch or deck, or adding new siding to the exterior of your home, it’s important to think about lighting. At Hacienda Lighting in Scottsdale, we can help you choose the perfect outdoor lighting for your updates and renovations.
The Front of the House
Everyone talks about curb appeal and your home appears from the street, but the first question you should always ask about the front of your home is, “Do I like it?” You’re the one who has to see it everyday, and if there’s peeling paint or the siding doesn’t look quite right any more, it might be best to update. You might want to expand the porch so there’s more sitting room on those warm Arizona evenings, or you may want to add an overhang to protect the porch from the sun during those hot Arizona afternoons. If you pick a new siding color, it’s important to think about what it will look like during the daytime and the nighttime, and once the sun sets, your porch and exterior lights should properly illuminate your color choice. If you’re adding a porch overhang, recessed lights spanning the length of the addition can be a perfect choice. You may also want to add outdoor sconces on either side of the front door, especially if you’re updating the color and style of your entryway.
The Back of the House
The deck or patio in your backyard is where you relax at the end of a long day, or entertain family and friends when they visit. You want it to be an inviting spot, an oasis where you can get away from it all. You might have a grill, fire pit, pool, or all three, and once the sun goes down, you want to be able to see everything (without over-illuminating the area). Our showroom has post lights, step lights, garden lights, and more that will help you update your backyard seating and entertainment area, and you and your guests will love the ambiance your new fixtures create.
If you plan to update your home’s exterior in 2017, be sure you take the time to pair your new siding, decking, and everything else with the proper lighting. You want people to be able to see your wonderful renovations, and you want to feel confident that you made the right design and construction choices. After all, you and your family are the ones who will be making memories inside (and outside) your home for years to come, so why not have the best lighting you can?