As the Sacramento flowers start to settle into their blooming and the days start getting longer, your home’s outdoor patio might still be collecting dust from the cooler winter months. It’s time to transition your outdoor space into summer mode, and with just a bit of maintenance and touch-ups, it shouldn’t be too terribly difficult.
Adding trendy and functional lighting is a great solution to significantly improve the atmosphere of your outdoor space! At Hobrecht Lighting in Sacramento, California, we offer a variety of outdoor lighting design options that are sure to turn your outdoor space from drab to fab. Let our lighting specialists help you find the perfect fit for the exterior of your home and schedule a lighting consultation today.
In this blog post, we list several tips that should help you kick your outdoor patio into summer gear, including some lighting design options from our lighting experts themselves.
Get Into Spring Cleaning Mode
First things first: wipe the dust off your outdoor furniture and sweep the dead leaves off your porch or patio. Don’t forget to clean your gutters with a garden hose to ensure your roof is still in decent condition with no missing shingles or notable holes. The winter can take a toll on the exterior of your home, which is why before you can think about redecorating your outdoor space, you need to make sure everything is in check first.
If your home’s walls need a paint touch-up or some kind of other maintenance work, get that taken care of by going to your local hardware store for materials. The same idea applies if you have a wooden deck or hard tiles on your patio — get the cleaning or reparation work done that needs to get done before you move forward.
You have to start with a foundation and build up from there. So grab your broom and cleaning supplies and get to tidying up your outdoor space!
Update Any Outdoor Furniture
Admittingly, this part is a little more fun than spring cleaning your outdoor space. If your outdoor furniture is old, outdated or nonexistent, now is the time to do some updating! Choose furniture that matches the overall atmosphere of your space while maintaining your personal style taste.
We suggest you opt for furniture made from weather-resistant materials, such as aluminum or special outdoor synthetics because California summers can still sometimes consist of wetter mornings. Also, make sure the furniture you choose is UV-proof as well so the colors and textures don’t wear out quickly over time.
Some examples of outdoor furniture you might consider include the following:
- An outdoor dining table and chairs, if you plan to have evening cookouts with family and friends.
- An outdoor sofa and chairs (lounging set), if you plan on using the space to soak up the California sun.
- A patio bar set, if you plan on entertaining your adult guests in style.
- Patio umbrellas, to add some shade to the outdoor space during the hot summer days.
- Hammocks, if you plan on using your outdoor space for your lazy Sundays.
- And more!
Breathe some life into your outdoor space by adding plants of all types! Flowers are obviously a favorite go-to, especially if you want to add a variety of colors to the space, but you can also stay simple with basic succulents or other plant types.
New planters add natural beauty and dimension to your outdoor space with little effort on your part — well, OK, don’t forget to water them. Strategically place these plants throughout your outdoor space, ideally around any seating furniture or around the perimeter of the space.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Last but definitely not least, install unique lighting fixtures and other lighting design fixtures throughout your outdoor space. From wall lights and hanging lights to gas lanterns and other landscape lighting options, there are a lot of ways you can get creative with your outdoor lighting design.
Here are a few of our favorites that we offer at Hobrecht Lighting:
- Wall mounts, flush mounts and sconces. These add functional lighting and design to your home’s exterior, and they are installed directly on a flat surface.
- Hanging lights, chandeliers, outdoor fans and ceiling mounts. These add perfect ambient lighting from above your outdoor space.
- Gas lanterns. These are a beautiful addition to add to the perimeter of your outdoor space that also keeps those night time bugs away.
When you choose your lighting, keep in mind that it needs to be functional as well. You want it to not only complement your home and landscaping design, but also provide security and enough functional lighting for when the sun goes down.
To view our full selection of outdoor lighting options, visit our Sacramento showroom or check out our online catalog for all styles, colors, brands and more.
Browse Our Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
Hobrecht Lighting has a giant selection of outdoor lighting design options for you to choose from, ranging from hanging lights to gas lanterns to outdoor fans. We also offer several other lighting solutions for your home that are bound to fit both your style and your budget. The Hobrecht brothers founded our company in 1909 and we take pride in serving the Sacramento community. We hope our online catalog can offer you a glimpse as to what we offer in our Sacramento showroom.
For more information, please feel free to give us a call at (916) 487-2690 or fill out our online form. You can also stop by our showroom in Sacramento to see our large selection of lighting solutions for yourself.
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