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Entertain Guests in the Perfect Outdoor Space This Summer

Summer is the best season to host guests for a party. During the winter, gatherings get cloistered and crowded while everyone is stuck inside, but during the summer, families and friends can utilize the whole property for Fourth of July parties or backyard cookouts. Homeowners only have to ask how to make their outdoor spaces perfect for hosting.

When designing the perfect outdoor space, it helps to have a plan. Maybe designs are built around a deck or a patio. Maybe a space near the grill serves as a forum for a cookout. Regardless of the layout, there are certain electrical needs to make the space perfect. Here are some suggestions from local electricians that can help homeowners design the perfect outdoor space. 

Add Landscape Lighting and Outdoor Lighting

Nothing sets the mood for any party like the right lighting, especially for outdoor spaces. During a summer party, the sun stays up later than usual, but guests will need extra lighting to navigate the space or fix themselves a drink as the event continues into the night. Outdoor lighting can include ideas like:

  • Can lights under the eaves for extra light
  • Floodlights to light up an area for outdoor activities
  • LEDs along stair edges to make patios safer
  • Fans and lighting for outdoor lounge areas

Another major aspect of outdoor lighting is landscape lighting. Any outdoor space that is designed to entertain guests needs to have beautiful landscaping. Why hide that landscaping when night falls? Good landscape lighting will provide supplemental lighting for a party and accentuate all of the landscape design that homeowners work so hard to implement and maintain. 

Install a Generator to Protect Against a Power Outage

generatorWinter storms can be brutal, but summer storms are known for causing power outages. Homeowners are left with no lighting, entertainment, or crucial medical devices when power outages occur. To protect against the dangers of power outages, homeowners can install generators to fulfill their power needs until grid power is restored. 

Backup generators can provide a seamless transition between grid power and generator power. With a series of automatic devices, one can install generators according to electrical codes and regulations that can prevent a loss of power to things like: 

With a professionally installed generator, homeowners will never have to deal with an outage. 

Pools and Hot Tubs for Fun and Relaxation 

poolSomething about summer fun is just synonymous with being near water. While a trip to the beach may be a vacation choice, homeowners can have summer fun relaxing near the water by installing a pool or hot tub. 

Pools are great choices for families that want an excuse to host their friends. A backyard pool provides entertainment for any summer get-together. For those considering a new pool, remember that they have special needs concerning electrical power. Always use professional electricians to install pool and hot tub equipment according to electrical codes and regulations.  

About Edison Electric, Inc.

Need accent lighting for outdoor spaces? Edison Electric, Inc. provides upfront pricing on their outdoor lighting and pool installation projects. Call today for easy scheduling and hassle-free appointments in Minneapolis, MN.