Create the Perfect Summer Vibe With These Outdoor Features
With the onset of summer ushering people outdoors, parties, get-togethers, and other small or big shindigs are also moving al fresco. For homeowners, this means looking for great backyard ideas that will transform their outdoor living spaces from ho-hum to Instagrammable to create the best possible backdrop for the perfect summer gathering.
Set the Mood With Exterior Lighting
Nothing sets the mood quite like the perfect set of outdoor lights, and there is no shortage of options for the type of lighting a homeowner wants to achieve to properly illuminate different outdoor spaces. Because different home exterior areas have different lighting requirements, exterior lights come in various styles, sizes, and power sources.
Homeowners can choose the type of outdoor lighting based on the purpose of each space. Pathways, and stairways or steps, for example, need to be lit with safety in mind, so the obvious choice would be pathway lights or step lights meant to give guests a sense of vertical or horizontal direction. Archways and gazebos may benefit from romantic fairy lights, while door frames can be lit with sconces and wall lanterns. On the other hand, patios, porches, and decks may benefit from ceiling and pendant lights that provide adequate illumination, while a lawn may need floodlights for security.
Keep a Generator on Standby
At the peak of summer, when a seemingly endless heat wave roils the country, most people will tap into the power grid to keep their air conditioners running. In some cases, blackouts do occur when there isn’t enough supply to meet that demand. Not only can this kill the party vibe quickly, but it’ll make everyone uncomfortable in the summer heat.
This is where generators come in handy. Having a generator on standby in case of a power outage not only saves any gathering from becoming an utter failure, but it’ll be useful beyond one season. It can serve homeowners well into the summer and throughout winter, too, making it a worthwhile investment.
Invest in a Pool or a Hot Tub
What’s an outdoor party in the summer without some form of water entertainment? Adding a pool or hot tub to a home’s backyard increases the fun exponentially and adds value to the home. Not to mention all the hours of fun it can provide for the family outside of social gatherings and the convenience of having it right outside the house. These reasons alone can cover the significant cash required to set up that pool or hot tub.
But for those who take that plunge, pools, and hot tubs are serious installations despite their reputation for fun. As such, these backyard additions must be wired safely by a professional electrician to comply with current electrical codes and regulations. Once all the Xs and O’s have been checked, everyone is free to enjoy these installations throughout summer, creating memories that will surely be unforgettable.
About Atlas Home Service
Atlas Home Service is a premier electrical services provider in Alexandria, specializing in generators, heating, cooling, and electrical and window services. This family-owned, woman-operated company employs fully licensed and insured technicians, who are knowledgeable and friendly, not just to customers but also to their precious pets. Call them today for electrical service in Alexandria, LA.