Your deck in Great Falls, VA, may be a beautiful place to enjoy during the daytime. Imagine enjoying the hue of the sky during sunrise, spending some quality time eating on your deck with family and friends during the afternoon, and feeling the romance when the sun sets. However, the enjoyment of your deck does not have to end after the sun goes down. Suitable lighting can be installed in your deck so that you can also enjoy the deck fully at night. No matter what your deck design is, you can always find a way to light up your deck properly. Below are a few options that you have.
Before choosing between the different lighting options, for a lovely evening lighting, you should always choose a soft, amber tone of light. Blue or white light is not only glaring and harsh to the eyes; it may spoil the mood and the atmosphere when you have friends and family on the deck at night.
One option that you have for lighting up your deck design in Great Falls, VA, is to have the light on the post cap. Posts are the thick panels that connect the railing to the deck floor. They serve as the support for the rails. Ideally each post is 4 to 8 meters apart. This interval gives the perfect opportunity to create just enough illumination for your deck. There are many ways of placing the lamp on the post. You can either drill small hooks onto the posts and hang lamps there, or place the lamp so that it stands on top of the post.
If you have stairs on your deck, another good option is to place lighting on the stairs. There are a few ways to do this, but the simplest way is to place the lights on each tier of stairs. This not only serves to illuminate the stairs for safety during the night, it can look quite stylish as well. If you are on a budget, you can still light up the stairs but this time you can place lights on every other level of stairs.
The above tips should give your deck design in Great Falls, VA, very nice lighting.
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