Daylight savings time can be a drain on lovers of the outdoors. With the sun setting right after the workday here in St. Louis, most of us are living in the dark the moment we get home, unable to enjoy the backyard we work so hard on throughout the year.
However, with decking and deck lighting, you can brighten up those winter blues by enjoying time outside long after the sun sets. In fact, the American Psychological Association reports that the symptoms of a seasonal affective disorder, or winter depression, can be better managed by getting fresh air and staying active.
Contrary to most stereotypes, not every winter day in the Midwest is covered with ice. We have plenty of afternoons and evenings throughout the season when the temps can get up in the 50’s. This type of weather makes it perfect to grill dinner on the barbecue, throw the football around with the kids, and snuggle around the fire pit with a mug of hot cocoa or a glass of good red wine.
Dress Up Your Backyard with Deck Lighting
Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions deck lighting is the perfect way to light up the night and help you get more use from your outdoor living space. We carry a full line of lighting from industry leaders, TimberTech, Azek, and Aurora Deck Lighting. Our custom options create an aesthetically-pleasing appearance, enhance your safety, and increase your home’s property value.
Your choices for deck lighting are extensive. Under-rail, under-cap, or in-deck lights can add a subtle, glistening glow for a romantic ambiance that pairs perfectly with falling snow and an outdoor fireplace. Or, illuminate your yard for outdoor winter activities like snowman building by choosing post-top lights that are not only attractive but incredibly beneficial. Combine them both with in-step lighting for added safety that brightens your path and alerts you to slick spots, no matter how much snow piles up on your back deck.
You and your family no longer have to be cooped up in the house as daylight disappears every fall and winter. Outdoor lighting extends the time you can spend outside. It also provides an appealing, inviting atmosphere, even from the inside looking out!
Let Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions Light Up Your Home
As we wait to put daylight savings time behind us and spring forward to longer days, now’s the perfect time to update your deck with custom lighting. The lighting experts at Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions in St. Louis can help you choose the best lighting type for your needs. Whether it’s solar, LED, or low voltage, we can help and even provide you with a free estimate.
Best of all, by enhancing your deck now, you can avoid the rush when the warm weather finally hits this spring. Invest in products that will last; learn about our promise of everyday low prices, superior quality, and service: The Maintenance-Free Advantage.