A dark landscape can set a particular tone that’s uninviting for the home. Even after the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you have to remove all the lights outside your home. In fact, adding a few simple strategic outdoor lights around your home can make all the difference.
While we don’t mean you have to keep using the coloring Christmas lights with flashing shades, you can switch to a more subtle shade of spotlights, fiber optic lighting, path lights and much more.
If you’re still not sure whether to use landscape lighting, here are 7 reasons why you should.
Outdoor lighting makes your home look more appealing
It doesn’t how stunning your house may look during the day. When your home is dark at night, it can be unattractive and unwelcoming. This can be easily fixed with a few simple lights that are placed in the right areas around your yard. Landscape lighting will instantly transform your home into a warm and welcoming destination. This will make your house look just as good at night as it does during the day.
Landscape lighting will increase the value of your home
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to raise the value and profile of your home, landscape lighting will certainly do that. Exterior lighting can add as much as 20% of the estimated value of a home. While this can cost a bit of expense depending on how much light you need, it will make your home beautiful all the time – day or night.
Outdoor lighting reduces the risk of burglary
As one of the most obvious reasons, a house that lacks enough light may appear uninviting to most people, but it will serve as an invitation that appeals to burglars. Creating a lighting plan that improves security while looking appealing can be a challenge if you don’t know how to do it. But with today’s security lights, some are tacky lights that can reduce the overall visibility if the exterior rather than improve it.
Outdoor lighting and motion-sensing lights can scare off burglars and vandals along with anyone with ill intentions. Don’t believe us? A two-year lighting research shows that there was a 44% decrease in burglary and vandalism after installing outdoor lighting. Installing outdoor lighting will help give you a peace of mind.
Proper lighting will keep people outside from seeing inside your home to help add protection and still gain a visual of anyone approach our property.
Lighten paths are easier to see at night
Do you struggle to find your way up the walkway at night? Outdoor lighting can help fix that situation by illuminating the dark areas of your exterior. Animals, children, and even adults are likely to get hurt as they try to hurdle their way to the doorstep. But if you have a great outdoor space, the light landscape will help guide your way.
That way, you will no longer have to worry about accidently tripping over the walkway. You and your guests will have an efficient time navigating through your lawn.
Create an outdoor entertaining space that can be used day or night. With the right lighting, the light will set the mood for a great space and provide versatility in how you use it. Creating a good lighting design will allow you to enjoy your landscape more in a visual appealing outdoor space that is well-lit while limiting the number of insects.
If you plan on spending money to invest in a beautiful landscape, why not create a design that is both appealing and visible all day long. People often create their outdoor landscapes that can be seen through large windows, but once the evening sets the view is lost. No matter whether you live in the suburbs, urban area or the middle of nowhere, a great lighting design can add warmth and accentuate your property.
One of the most common objects people often overlook the bugs that hang around lights. Perhaps you want to let your dog out, but once you open the light outside, the moths and other bugs immediately head to the door. An excellent lighting design plan will light up a yard without attracting bugs to your windows and doors. If you intend on entertaining on your patio, using bright lights on the border can lead moths away from guests can back towards the outskirts of the yard.
Do you have an outdoor landscape that you would like to brighten up? Comment below and let us know!