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Archive for the ‘Outdoor Chandelier’ Category

Outdoor Colonial Iron Candle Chandelier

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Lighting adds more to a home than many realize. When building a deck or sunroom, or some other addition to a home, it is easy to focus so much on the structure, layout, flooring, paint, and finish material, that the lighting is put off until the end. From assisting customer’s with their new homes and home additions for the last 14 years, it became very apparent of this trend to over look the lighting. Since the focus of this website is to explore outdoor chandeliers, let’s turn our eyes to the outside of the home and focus on outside lighting for a few minutes.

There are two main reasons that come to mind when trying to turn back the trend and look at lighting in the beginning stages instead of once the project is finished. The first reason is: if a light that is going to be hung is extremely heavy, then it should be planned for when the framing is done. Sometimes an additional beam may be included in the framing to hang your outdoor chandelier treasure from. Some of these lights can weight 75 pounds or more, so be sure that they have a proper place from which to be hung.

The second reason to consider lighting in the beginning is so that you are sure if there is one that matches your style. Even purchasing the light before the job is completed is a great idea. Then the electrican can check and be sure he has the outlet in the proper place. And also the builder can be sure that the light will be able to hang in an appropriate place. It is not very satisfiying or convenient if there is no way to hang the light over the table location, or where ever you invision it. Sometimes it may be best to hang the light from the center of the exterior area, and at other times it may be more condusive to place the light on a side of the covered porch where the seating area is.

When thinking about outside spaces, there is also a certain charm in candle chandeliers. This candle chandelier has a lovely colonial style to it. For a western, colonial, or traditional styled home exterior, this chandelier would blend well with its surroundings. If you notice the ‘handcrafted’ in the title, that denotes that this outdoor chandelier is made by hand instead of machine. It also means that no two are identical. Made of solid iron this light weighs 20 pounds. The diamond pattern in the iron with the round iron spheres on the ends adds even more charm to this light. The balls on the bottom of it also act as feet to allow it to be used on a mantel or as a centerpiece. This outdoor chandle chandelier is recommended for covered patio use and indoor. The four taper candles are not included with the light, but can be purchased separately. Light dimensions: 18″x18″x24″

Also consider indoor candle chandeliers for dining areas.

Another time of year that candles are reminiscent of is Christmas. Be sure to talk a look at our article, outdoor Christmas decorations for some ideas for making your home ready for the holidays.

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Royce Six Light Outdoor Chandelier

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Outdoor chandeliers are a great way to light an outdoor area. For those exterior spaces that are larger, a larger light is of course more appropriate. Outdoor chandeliers come in so many different styles, but this one by Royce offers 6 lights to shine onto your outdoor occasion instead of one or two. Some outdoor chandeliers are only one light suspended from the ceiling. That to me is a far cry from what is desired over a spacious patio complete with wicker love seat, chairs, coffee table, and of course the ever popular small frig tucked away in the corner, serving as a small treasure chest to store away beverages for a quiet evening.

Sometimes I think that it is a great idea to also leave the phone in the house on those quiet evenings out on the deck under the outdoor chandelier. Just about everyone, it seems, these days have an answering machine, caller ID, voice mail, and even voice mail on the second line in case two people call in at the same time. So why is it that we seem to have to have that hand held phone in our hand or within reach at every moment. What’s the purpose of all our gadgets to answer our calls when we can’t seem to tear ourselves away from them to spend a few quiet moments with our kids, spouses, or neighbors, or even with just yourself and a good book?

When choosing a light for your outdoor area it is better to air on the side of more light than you think you will need, verses just barely enough. The installation of a dimmer with your outdoor chandelier light fixture can make it so each to adjust the light to just where you want it. If the sun is still barely over the horizon, sometimes it is nice to set your light to a soft glow. Then as the natural light recedes you can turn it up accordingly.

The weather resistant canvas shades on this light not only soften the light, but also reduce the damage from mildew or mold. We all know fungi such as mold is so determinable to outdoor cushions, upholstery, and lamp shades as well.

Another great feature of this light is the lovely dark wood. Almost a dark mahogany or walnut color, it blends nicely with just about any color scheme.

For size this outdoor chandelier is one of the larger ones. Measuring about 17 inches high and 24.5 inches wide and deep, absorb more of the air space it is suspended in.

So turn your ringer off, shut off the TV, and move you yourself out onto your patio where your outdoor chandelier waits to make the evening shadows melt into the back drop of a quiet sunset.

Sadly, as all good things that must come to an end, the winter winds are not far away. Even though we move inside for much of the winter months outdoor Christmas Decorations are a great way to enjoy the holidays even more.

Gazebo lights are also a popular item.

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