4 Reasons to Install Outdoor Niches In addition to installing additional deck lighting, if you really want to make more use of your deck area, installing outdoor niches that are protected from the elements is another smart move: 1. More deck lighting options plus deck lighting ideas The aforementioned ship, having a few outdoor outlets installed gives you more options for adding string lights or other electric powered holiday decorations for the holidays. Just make sure you have enough extra circuits to provide the power needed to keep those lights bright. 2. Outdoor cooking appliances As outdoor life and cooking increase in popularity, home cooks will need safe, weather-protected outlets and spaces for cooking and using outdoor kitchen utensils. Whether that means you want to have an outdoor refrigerator, electric cooler, electric grill, or any other appliance, you will need to install external outlets. 3. Extend your home office to the outdoors After several weeks of working from home in the kitchen or living room, or perhaps a dedicated indoor home office, you may feel the pull of the outdoors. If you tend to carry your laptop outside on a deck, make sure you have a place to safely plug it in while you’re there so you don’t lose power in the middle of your next Zoom meeting. 4. Safety upgrades to external ports All external ports must be GFCI ports that automatically turn off power in the event they get wet. However, there are newer models that provide additional protection from both weather and weather. Safety is always the most important consideration, so if you are not sure of existing outlets or would like to install new outlets, contact us today for a hypothetical estimate and we can provide instructions. Install Deck Lighting and Outdoor Ports: Remember that installing new deck lighting or outdoor outlets is a job best left to a licensed electrician for safety reasons, but also for quality and insurance reasons. Get the job done right and beautifully, the first time by calling us today at Root Electric: (703) 494-3989.