It’s getting warmer every day, the kids are almost (or already) out of school, and you’re itching to barbecue every night. Even though the solstice and Santa Barbara’s big parade aren’t for another few weeks, all the signs are pointing to summertime in SB.
To make your backyard an open-air oasis for relaxing and summer entertaining, consider these three things:
1) Outdoor lighting fixtures. Now is a good time to check to make sure all your outdoor fixtures, motion sensors, and paddle fans are in working order. You don’t want to grill in the dark! Is your lighting adequate? Brighten your outdoor living space by adding floodlights, overhead lights, sconces, patio or deck lighting.
2) Landscape lighting. Add to the ambiance of your alfresco experience by installing post lights, hardscape lights, uplights on trees, pond and waterfall lighting. Path and stair lighting is a safety issue as well. Check, too, that gardeners have not cut any existing wiring with mowers or weed-whackers.
3) Hot tub hookups. Thinking about getting a hot tub for the summer? Electricity and water don’t mix; let us can safely handle the electrical wiring. You’ll be enjoying your outdoor spa experience in no time.
By following these bright ideas, you can enjoy outdoor living long after the sun goes down.