As homeowners, we enjoy finding ways to decorate our home and enhance its beauty. Coach lighting fixtures are a year-round accessory for the house, similar to a piece of jewelry or a tie. The right style and size can make all the difference to enhance beauty and increase security.
Our lighting design experts share tips to help you determine the appropriate size and we'll also take a look at some of our favorite made-to-order coach lighting styles for the front entrance and garage.
Coach Lighting: Selecting the Best Fixture Size
When selecting coach light fixtures for your home, it's easy to focus on the style and overlook the sizing. Many people make the mistake of choosing too small of a size, and then they look inferior next to a grand entryway. That's why it's critical to select a fixture size appropriately proportioned to the size of your house.
In the photos above, you'll notice the same fixture design in different sizes. The smallest fixture gets lost when viewing the house from afar, whereas the recommend size has a notable presence from a distance. It's also proportional to the door size and other exterior focal points.
With so many options available, selecting the best coach lights for your home can be overwhelming. At McKay Lighting, we have developed a process over the past 20 years to ensure our clients get the correct fixture size and style that beautifully complements their home.
Front Entrance Coach Lighting
As a focal point of a front entrance, the right fixture style and size can dramatically change the look and feel of a home, enhance curb appeal, and leave a memorable first impression. At night, it can also increase the security and safety of your home.
You could also use coach lights to illuminate back and side entrances in the backyard, porch, or pool house.
Garage Coach Lighting Fixtures
Besides the front entrance of a home, the garage is another popular place for coach lighting. You can have fixtures installed onto the columns or above the garage doors. Here again, you will want to select the appropriate size, one proportional to the garage doors.
If your garage is visible from the street, coach lighting can enhance curb appeal and then increase nighttime security. The garage and front entrance are two important places for security lighting, see more home security lighting tips»
Why American Made Handcrafted Artisan Coach Lights:
Now that you know For the past 20 years, we have trusted Hanover Lantern, a family-owned company, that handcrafts its products in Pennsylvania.
- 50 years of artisan craftsmanship
- Lifetime warranty
- Variety of finishes, panels, sizes, mounting configurations, and coordinating accessories
- Tailor-made products
These lights, specially designed for McKay, will create a tremendous finished product that blends in beautifully with your home. With a number of different sizes and styles, McKay designers will work with you to pick out the ideal fixture that will beautifully accent your home and property.
Our fixtures are designed to keep up with the latest trends and of course are made with the highest-grade materials just like all other McKay fixtures. The quality of these coach lights will surpass any other fixture that you could buy at your local hardware store and will be professionally installed to make your home look great at night. These lights will only enhance the rest of your McKay outdoor lighting system.
Looking to Enhance Your Property?
Our dedicated team at McKay Landscape Lighting works with you to create a custom landscape lighting design that's unique to your property. From design to installation to service, you can count on our team of experts to make sure you are happy with your lighting system for years to come.