Tag Archives: outdoor living

Spruce up your outdoor spaces for spring

Spring has sprung! With warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, it’s the perfect time to be outdoors. Whether hosting an alfresco dinner party or simply playing in the backyard with family, extend the longevity of your gatherings past daylight hours with well-designed lighting. Illuminate the season and define your outdoor spaces with these handy lighting tips: […]

5 tips to extend the outdoor living season

Provide comfy seating for outdoor living areas.

The prevalence and popularity of outdoor living comforts are on the rise, as homeowners become accustomed to the many benefits exterior spaces have to offer. With cooler and shorter days just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing the outdoor spaces of your home for relaxing and entertaining that will transcend the […]

Size Matters: How to determine fixture-to-house proportion for outdoor fixtures

When selecting decorative outdoor fixtures, most people shop for lighting primarily based on visual elements such as fixture style and finish. While the design of the fixture itself is a good place to start, another area of equal importance (that is often overlooked) is the appropriate fixture size – in proportion to the size of your house. Fixtures can […]

3 outdoor living trends worth illuminating

Outdoor Living Trends | Toll Brothers

Although summer is coming to a close and the fall season is just around the corner, the outdoor living season is still alive and well. In many areas of the country, the fall weather makes outdoor living even more appealing. The key is to make sure you incorporate a lighting design that will allow you […]

Outdoor entertaining: 8 tips for getting the scene just right

Simple Outdoor Entertaining Tips. Image via Toll Brothers.

School may be back in session, but the outdoor benefits of the summer season continue – which means, outdoor entertaining is still top of mind. Outdoor gatherings offer a fresh option for hosting, and with the right tools, you can create an atmosphere that will keep your party going well into the night. Here are some of […]

A closer look at outdoor top-seller Westport

Our Westport collection has been a long time customer favorite for outdoor applications. As more homeowners seek to outfit their landscape with the most energy efficient solutions – Progress Lighting recently introduced Westport in an LED option to meet the diverse needs of our clientele. But what is it about Westport that really differentiates it from […]

Why lighting outdoor areas is so important to aging-in-place design

How Outdoor Lighting Helps Aging in Place

Studies show that aging individuals desire a smaller home, but they want size when it comes to their backyards. A big reason for this is to provide privacy from neighbors. With bigger outdoor spaces, it’s important that these areas are well lit for visual appeal, but also to enhance safety and security. When designing an […]

Summer Scenes: Creating your dream outdoor living area

Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Area with Lighting

Outdoor living remodels are booming. According to a recent article in Qualified Remodeler magazine, “the current level of innovation is dramatic” as consumers desire to bring the convenience and leisure elements of their interior areas to the great outdoors. Specialty fireplaces, heaters, televisions, audio equipment and decorative lighting fixtures are hitting the outdoor scene. That […]

4 lighting trends that enhance outdoor living

The 2015 Houzz and Home survey reported that three in five Houzz homeowners who renovated in 2014 upgraded  their outdoor spaces or structures (62%). There’s no shortage of data that shows the increasing desire for homeowners to have beautiful exterior areas with high livability. One way to bring your outdoor spaces to life – and […]

6 ideas for better outdoor living

6 Ideas for Better Outdoor Living

Today, outdoor spaces aren’t just used for a few months in the summer and then tucked away for the other nine months of the year. These areas have become a necessary extension of the indoors and key spaces for entertaining, eating, lounging and playing. Industry experts agree that the outdoor room is no longer a […]