Lighting Essentials for Outdoor Kitchens

June 10, 2019
Landscape, Year - Round

It’s Warming Up

Summer is approaching and that means one thing: spending more time outside. Outdoor cooking and living spaces are perfect for spending warm summer nights with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a gathering of friends or just trying to enjoy as much time outside as possible, your enjoyment shouldn’t end when the sun goes down. We’ve put together some great lighting tips for getting the most of your outdoor kitchen and living areas.

Lights Above the Grill and Prep Areas

If you’ve ever tried cooking at a built-in grill or in an outdoor kitchen at night without the proper lighting, you know how difficult it can be. It’s important to illuminate your work spaces with versatile lighting that will provide good lighting to see what you’re preparing and cooking. The great news is you have a ton of options when it comes to lighting up an outdoor kitchen area. Whether you use pendant lighting, string lights, or bistro lights, Mobile Illuminations will work with you and install the right design and style for your space to make dinners perfect every time. Never burn a steak again* due to poor lighting!

Lighting to Eat By

You’ve grilled the perfect steaks and are about to enjoy them with your family . . . in the dark? Don’t forget some ambient lighting for your dining area. It’s the perfect way to add the right ambience to a summer al fresco dinner. Family and guests will be able to see where they’re walking and what they’re eating. Not to mention, a soft, diffuse glow from accent or deck lighting that come in a variety of options and customization on a summer’s evening is perfect for entertaining friends or having a romantic evening at home. Or, continue the bistro or string lights over from the outdoor kitchen to keep the fun, lively atmosphere going throughout your space.

Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Space

With your outdoor prep and eating areas taken care of, don’t forget the rest of your yard. If you’ve spent effort to create lovely gardens, lush landscaping with trees and flowers, or have a pool or a water feature to showcase, show it off! Landscape lighting can highlight certain features and walkways or pathways. Uplighting can add a dramatic effect to trees, while spotlights target specific accents. You can even angle lighting to make your yard feel bigger. Follow these design tips to give your outdoor kitchen and dining space a serious upgrade!

Have Any More Questions?

We’re here to help! Give us a call and we’ll answer any questions you have about your string lighting.