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Adding a deck or upgrading an outdoor living space became a top priority for many homeowners in the past few years. Not only did fresh air become vital for improving mental health, but beautiful backyards with living space skyrocketed to the top of the list as an attractive asset for homebuyers. Having a deck is now deemed essential for your post-pandemic life, but have you considered adding lighting to the structure and surrounding area?

If you’re going to make the most of your outdoor living space, you don’t want your use of it to end at sundown. Installing smart lighting around your deck adds hours to your enjoyment, improves resale value, and adds a certain ambiance to your nights outside. 

Why Should I Add Lighting To My Deck?

Imagine navigating your indoor living space without any lights. Sure, it wouldn’t necessarily be an issue at times when natural light pours in through the windows, but that won’t help after dark. So why would you treat your outdoor living space differently? Let’s break down why lighting up your deck or outdoor living space is necessary:

  • Safety First: proper lighting in and around your deck or outdoor living space is imperative to ensure the safety of you, your family, and anyone else who visits your property. Only using your deck during daytime hours cuts the time you can safely enjoy your outdoor space in half. Plus, you’ll want to see where you’re going during the winter months, especially when cleaning up snow and ice.
  • Ambiance: ambiance lighting is a huge mood booster, so adding it around your outdoor space can increase everyone’s enjoyment of the deck and backyard. Outdoor lighting will also add a dramatic effect to your outdoor living space, making your architecture, structures, and landscaping look that much better for occasions.
  • Resale value: regardless of when or if you’re planning to sell your home, an outdoor living space complete with lighting can improve your curb appeal. An otherwise humble abode will get a huge upgrade in homebuyers’ eyes when they see just how useable and enjoyable your outdoor living space is at any time of day or night. 

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Get Creative With Unique Lighting Options

There are a plethora of options for lighting up your outdoor space to create a safe and sophisticated experience after sunset. Any lighting option you choose will add to your home’s style and ensure safety during its use. While you could opt for traditional lighting fixtures, unique options abound! 

Illuminate the deck flooring with embedded lights on the steps, include railing post cap lights, or build lighting into your pergola. Your lighting options can be as unique as you are and customized according to your specific needs. 

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Let There Be Light with Advance Inc.

At Advance Inc., we are proud to offer a wide array of exterior home upgrades including decks, patio doors, and accessory structures. From railing styles to lighting options, and even custom-built pergolas, we can help you design a space that is truly your own. Homeowners can feel confident about their decking investment based on our reliable resources, materials, and service. 

If you’re ready for an upgrade to your outdoor living space, give us a call at (302)-803-4240 or contact us online. We’re happy to work within your budget to bring your outdoor living space dreams to life. 

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