Our new exterior lights got installed in the backyard, and I’d like to say that while the backyard ambiance is coming together quite beautifully, even with our newly installed lights it still feels kind of dark. I’m not sure we even have enough light in the backyard to have a party. (Check out our past backyard update to see what was recently wrapped up!)
I kept thinking back to our Modern Cottage house because the backyard had so much light at night; I didn’t understand what I was missing – until I finally remembered that at our last house, we had eaves on the exterior of the house, which added so much more light!
One day we will hopefully be adding eave lighting to this house too. And in the meantime, let’s discuss the outdoor lights that were installed (so far 😉), shall we?
We had an electrician install path lights and small up lights which shine up on every other green giant tree and a few other prominent oak trees in the yard, and along the brick wall. The path lights we placed on either side of the brick stairs. And lining a few planter beds that follow a natural walkway.
Our in-ground trampoline came with an underground light kit that you can make all sorts of colors. In the fire pit area and on the edge of the counter in the outdoor kitchen, there’s small almost deck lights that add a lot of ambience to the area. And of course the pool. The pool can change colors which the girls have been enjoying. I think my favorite is the disco tech option. 😎
We also have three pendant lights getting installed on the outdoor kitchen (post coming soon!!), which should also help a bit. And since we don’t have anywhere to hang string lights, I think we’ll just have to add some eaves lights before hosting nighttime parties out here. But for now, with just our family, it’s plenty bright enough to continue making memories after the sun has gone down.
Chris and I also love to entertain and host, so we put a lot of conscious effort into this backyard so we can create memories out here as a family along with our friends and loved ones.
We don’t keep the lights on all night – we have a timer, so they automatically go off and on. But while we’re out there, it will be nice to not worry as much about creatures sharing the space with us.
The other night we spent the evening out here as a family swimming and got to experience the lighting slowly coming on as the sun went down and even with everything not done, it was so magical!
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