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Outdoor Lighting

Use these outdoor lighting ideas to accentuate your home's architecture, illuminate outdoor spaces, and boost curb appeal. Whether you're lighting a walkway, a landscape, a deck, or an entire yard, get started by finding answers to your questions and smart strategies for planning outdoor lighting, such as considering how your outdoor lighting will look from both the outside and inside. Learn the special considerations you need to take to protect your outdoor lighting from the elements. Explore the many options for utilizing outdoor lighting to enhance your home. Use outdoor lighting to highlight your home's landscaping. Make outdoor gathering spaces usable after dark by installing lighting around your deck, patio, or porch. Smart outdoor lighting will also boost the curb appeal of your home. Plus, don't forget the essential entryway and garage lights. Outdoor lighting also provides safety and security. Learn how to use lighting to illuminate walkways to prevent trips or how motion-sensor security lights can bring peace of mind. And light fixture style is another important consideration. See different ways to match light fixtures to the style of your home's exterior for a look that is seamless and attractive.

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