When you think about landscaping, what comes to mind? Trees, shrubs, perennials, pots, and concrete pavers are likely, but did you consider how outdoor lighting contributes to your landscaping and curb appeal? Functional outdoor lighting is versatile and provides functional solutions to common homeowner dilemmas.
Well-lit homes are less likely to be burglarized. Illuminating points of entrance to your home and outbuildings can deter burglars and prevent loss to your property or harm to you and your family. You can either keep your property lit throughout the night or install lights that only flood the yard when motion is detected.
Whether you like to entertain in your outdoor space or enjoy it in solitude, adequate lighting is important for personal and guest safety. Stairs from a deck and any changes in the landscaping should be well-lit to prevent trips and falls, and pool areas or ponds should always be illuminated to prevent accidents.
A well-lit yard is an extension of your home. Installing functional lighting makes your outdoor space usable during all seasons and all times of day or night. Use your deck as a dining space, your playground as an after-dark adventure course, and your garden as a reading nook with the appropriate outdoor lighting.
Well-placed lighting contributes to your curb appeal by drawing attention to unique features of your home and landscaping. The right lighting can make your home more festive during the holiday seasons and more visually appealing all year long.
Adequate and professionally installed outdoor lighting increases the value of your home. Not only does your home appear to be well cared-for and upgraded, but the lighting contributes to the security and safety of your home and takes away the time and expense it would take for the next homeowner, which means you can price your home higher.