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Outdoor lighting ideas for your new home

Categories: Buying a Home, Custom Home in Pittsburgh, Homeowner Tips | Posted: June 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Outdoor lighting ideas for your new home


Outdoor home lighting

Outdoor home lighting

If you are in the market this spring or summer season for Pittsburgh custom builders to build your dream home, you may have many ideas floating around in your head of how you want your home to look. Something many homebuyers don’t think about until the end is the outside lighting that will make your home light up and have great curb appeal at the same time. Parry Custom Homes gives you some great ideas for outdoor lighting that you may want to add to your wish-list for your new home!

If you have ever shopped for a new home, you know that certain outdoor lighting can truly add to your home’s architecture and do much more than just add light to the front of your home. Too little light at the entrance of your home can leave it looking dark and dreary on cloudy days or at night. There are several options available for you to decide what the best option is for your home to bring more light to your entranceway!

Pendants and hanging lanterns are great options to enhance curb appeal and illuminate your front doorway beautifully as well.

Wall lanterns and sconces are great décor lighting pieces that give a source of indirect up lighting and down lighting that are typically utilized in pairs over outdoor seating areas and on either side of entry ways and windows.

For your landscape, it’s a great idea to add landscape lighting in the way of spotlights and well lights, to draw attention to the natural elements of a landscape like trees, shrubs, or flowers.)

A great way to light the end of your driveway are with post lanterns that provide lighting and give better street visibility.

If you plan to have fountains, statues or arbors outside of your new home, you will want to add flood, bullet or wash lights to highlight these beautiful pieces around your home.

Path lights are a must for many homes and light the walkway to your door for family and friends who may be visiting or leaving at night when it is dark. It is a great way to provide extra safety as well.

Cove lighting is a good idea to add and can be built into ceilings, walls, ledges and recesses to highlight architectural qualities like footpaths, water or landscape features.

And lastly, pool lights are a must if you have a pool in your backyard. The will add mood-enhancing color to the water and ensure a safer swim at the same time.


If you are in the market for a new home and confused at where to start, contact us today so we can help you make your new home dreams a reality!


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Parry Custom Homes
Parry Custom Homes is a custom home builder in Pittsburgh, PA. A local on your lot builder, we build throughout the Pittsburgh Suburbs in communities and on private home owner sites.

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