Does this weather make you want to spend as much time outside as possible? Perhaps, even watching a beautiful Nebraska sunset as you enjoy a glass of wine or ice-cold beer on your deck or patio.
Outdoor living areas are a lovely extension of the home. When properly lit, your deck or patio turns into the perfect place to entertain, dine, or relax while enjoying the evening surrounded by nature.
The following deck and patio outdoor lighting ideas are sure to spark your imagination with some of the different ways you can enhance and extend these long, leisurely evenings. Let's take a look at some of our favorites!
Deck Post Lighting:
Adding light to the posts of your deck can easily extend your time outside while adding safety too. When installed onto the prominent deck posts, these custom-designed fixtures provide a relatively large spread. The illumination close to the ground helps signal the railing location.
At McKay Landscape Lighting, we can help you select a fixture that will match the color and surface of your deck. It'll be barely noticeable, all you'll notice is the increased beauty and enjoyment after dark.
Bistro Outdoor String Lights:
Also referred to as string lights or globe lights. When added to a deck or patio, these versatile café inspired outdoor lights
Learn more about bistro lights and see a video of our team installing a patio lighting project in Omaha, HERE.
Installing light directly above your grill area makes outdoor cooking easier and safer after the sun has set.
Patio Seat Wall Lighting:
Seat wall lights are a beautiful application ideal for patios, free-standing features, or steps. This patio lighting technique works well to illuminate low profile areas, highlight natural stone, and make features easier to see in the dark -- helpful for when you have guests not familiar with your property.
Outdoor Deck & Patio Step Lighting:
Lighting steps, stairs, and changes in elevation not only adds ambiance but helps prevent trips and falls. In the photo above, we used two different applications to light the stairs. The path light provides enough visibility to guide you safely to the top of the stairs, while the cascade light on the wall safely leads you down the rest of the steps and onto the lower level.
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With over 25 years of experience, our team has lit a variety of outdoor living areas. Whether you have a smaller deck or large patio with features, we'll know what techniques will work best given the situation. Our custom outdoor lighting design approach ensures you get a perfectly lit space that compliments your lifestyle and provides function. Schedule a free consultation with our team.
Landscape Lighting is what we do. Every day.
We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated outdoor lighting firm in 1992. Our experienced lighting team provides the expertise and experience needed to light your outdoor space for both beauty and security. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, custom lighting services
Located in Omaha, McKay Lighting services Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota areas, including Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Des Moines, Kearney, the surrounding areas and beyond.