This is not a sponsored post, this is just a tip and quick trick to help you light the way and change things up a bit!
The days are brilliant and sunny and it is nice to be able to easily navigate where you are going with the sunshine. When the last light of the day leaves and dusk sets in, moving around can become a bit more difficult. Lighting is always a nice way to change the look of pathways and shrubs up because it accents the nature around you. The moon beams can cast on down from the sky and your lights can cast a light from the ground up, meeting halfway. What I don’t think you should have to do is pay for electrical fixtures that light up pathways because we do have the thing known as the sun, bright, shining and brilliant at our disposal free! How you choose to use the sunlight can definitely add to the appeal of your curb and the look of your home!
When I take a look around, at different homes I generally pick out 2 things I like at each house and 2 things I would like to do differently. This inspires me to make changes, whether they changes are little changes like plantings, or shrubs or large changes such as fresh paint or fixture changes. The changes I make are always dependent on a mix of both budget and taste. Most recently, I had read an article on lighting and after reading the article I began to look around and see what others were doing, what I liked about it, and what I might be able to add to challenge our current style. I wanted to make sure to blend in with the current small shrubs and I did not want large lighting. My other thought process went to solar lighting instead of electrical. Why? If I had to invest in more lighting, hire an electrician, what would have been a simple, cost effective project would have suddenly become an financial investment. The project was only meant to add a bit of zest to the current night time look and I did not want to invest thousands to do so.
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I have purchased solar lights before, and as a novice, I had bought them from major retailers for $1. You know you get what you pay for because I was replacing AA batteries every other week and the simple purchase of solar lights that offered rechargeable solar batteries that were already included with the package would have made the most sense. I have no gotten smart, found the correct lights and my only investment in the solar lighting package is that initial investment in the 8 pack, which was still under $30.
The pathway looks nice during the day, the fixtures are plain and they do not stand out. Once I plant the beds, and mulch a bit these won’t even attract daytime attention. The night time look is captivating, almost like our own little pathway making the curbside appeal more attractive. Solar lights are a very economical, easy way to spice up the look of a front pathway.