Posted on May 20, 2016 by John Bruce
May is Deck Safety Awareness Month as observed through the North American Deck and Railing Association. NADRA points out that a key element to enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe for your family, friends, and special family events. In the interest of deck safety, homeowners should inspect their decks frequently and consider a professional deck inspection at least yearly. In addition to maintaining the structural integrity of your deck, there is also great value in lighting up all the features and facets of your deck.
The addition of lighting to your deck will make it safer, more convenient and ambiance in the evening. Once you’ve made the investment in a deck, or maybe you moved into a home with an existing one– it’s still important to add deck lighting to ensure it not only looks gorgeous at night, but can be used well into the evening hours, too. Many homeowners don’t even think about adding deck lighting, and at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City we can’t tout the benefits any more than we already do! Strategic and elegant professional deck lighting can dramatically transform your backyard deck and how it is used.
One of our most recent deck lighting installations is underway now. These are return clients located in Kansas City. You may remember reading about the outdoor lighting design we completed for them last spring in our story titled, “Kansas Outdoor Lighting puts the RAWRR in this backyard!” Where we worked with Heiman Development Company to design a lighting scheme to up light the area around their backyard pool and three hand painted fiberglass dinosaur statues that surrounded the pool and backyard.In this next chapter, we were contacted to add lighting to a new deck the homeowner’s were installing, which incidentally overlooks the backyard pool as well.
The impetus of the design was to add lighting that was seamless, meaning, without seeing or having the safety hazard of any cords or wiring. In order to do this Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City carefully integrated the lighting by feeding the wire through the deck posts. Take a look at these “in progress” images to better understand how we accomplished this deck lighting installation that solely focuses on the effect, and not the fixture…
- Our technicians carefully placed the wiring for each of the deck ledge lights within the hollow posts of the deck railing resulting in a design that is cohesive and aesthetically appealing!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City only uses high quality fixtures that help your deck come alive in the evening light. We can surround your deck with a wash of illumination that makes it a stand-out in your back yard, add important step lighting to your stairs that adds safety, too. We can light your walkways to your deck so that it’s easy to get to, and highlight your railings, seating areas and posts to provide a full lighting approach that covers all the bases. If you are an aspiring cook, we can install task lighting around your outdoor kitchen or barbecue and even add fabulous overhead café lighting to add plenty of neat visibility and a great vibe. We can integrate lighting directly into your deck so that it appears seamless and part of the structure in a completely stylish way.
Let us make your deck a beautiful and useful extension of your home. With all the upcoming outdoor celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day and Memorial Day, NOW is the time to schedule a consultation! Contact us today at (913) 859-9150 or by filling out this form.