SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME THIS SPRING WITH THESE ELECTRICAL UPGRADES


Outdoor outlets surrounded by flowers

Spring is in the air! This season is usually when people implement home improvements, both indoor and outdoor. Are you preparing your home for warmer weather? Here are some ways to spruce up your home this spring with outdoor electrical upgrades!

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Additional Outlets

Are you someone who loves to be outdoors in the springtime? If so, adding additional outdoor outlets could be beneficial for you! Due to Covid, many people are working remotely. The addition of outlets means that you can complete your work outdoors on your patio, by your pool, or even on your front porch. Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, but you can accomplish any work you have. You won’t have to worry about your phone or laptop losing power since you’ll have those outdoor outlets. Also, many people like to throw outdoor gatherings with family and friends in the spring. If you use speakers that need to be plugged into an outlet or know your speakers have a low battery percentage, having outdoor outlets will be useful. A refrigerator could be placed outdoors if you install outdoor outlets; this would be a great addition if you have an outdoor pool or a bar area.


Beautifully lit patio

Spotlights and Landscaping

The addition of spotlights and landscaping can add value to your home! Lighting up your landscape allows for different parts of your backyard to be highlighted with soft, ambient light. Outdoor spotlights have many benefits.

First, spotlights can help prevent safety hazards; lit-up pathways allow for any guest or visitors to make their way safely to your house.

Second, spotlights can make your house look more aesthetically pleasing. The landscape lighting can make your house and yard look remarkable. The spotlights also give off an impression of returning to an inviting home.

There are numerous reasons as to why you should landscape your home! Landscaping makes your home look more attractive which increases the value of your home. It provides a healthier environment for you and your family; not only does landscaping provide cleaner air, but it provides a physical activity to maintain the area. Landscaping is a great environmental decision. Stormwater runoff is reduced, it controls temperature extremes, and soil degradation is reduced.

Path lighting

Path Lighting

Path lighting is important for two reasons. These reasons are a sense of security and aesthetic appeal. The lighting will give you a stronger sense of control and privacy. You can visually see what is going on outside due to your illuminated perimeter. The addition of path lighting also allows you to express your creativity and aesthetic due to the color of light you choose, the type of light, and the location of where the light is placed.

There are different types of path lighting you can choose from. One version is step lighting; step lighting is used to prevent any misstep that could occur. Another version is the step risers. This type of lighting is installed in risers, beneath the lips of treads, or on a wall beside the stairway. The third type is the downlight. This creates a moonlight illusion due to a specific part of your home being lit up. The last type is path lighting; the real goal of this lighting is to create pools of light near your feet. The type of light you want depends on the type of bulb you purchase. The most common bulbs purchased are LEDs, incandescent, xenon, and halogen. Solar lighting is also an option that homeowners choose. The location of where you put the lights matters! Depending on where you place the lights, different features in your yard will be illuminated. Lights can be placed right above each step, in between your plants, or on your brick or stone wall.

House with exterior and landscape lighting

Various Upgrades to Your Exterior

By implementing one or more of these projects into your spring schedule, you will find a plethora of additional upgrades to your exterior. Your outdoor area will become more useful in general. Having those extra outlets will allow you to utilize that space more often. The landscape will be a beautiful addition to your house; it will enhance the area tremendously. You could add a garden with colorful flowers, vegetables, or plants as well. The new outdoor additions will make the house look more attractive overall.

House with exterior and landscape lighting

Benefits of Working with Electrical Plus

Have you thought about any of these above projects, but didn’t know where to start? If you have, Electrical Plus is more than happy to help you accomplish these spring projects! We focus on installation and upgrades, diagnostics and repairs, and system maintenance. We also work on electrical safety, installations, and lighting. At Electrical Plus, we care about our customers and want you to save your money. Visit our website to learn more about our company or to contact us!