What are your resolutions for 2019? Are adding more curb appeal to your home, including outdoor lighting, among them?
As homeowners we put a lot of pride into our home. From mowing the lawn and pruning bushes, to sprucing up the exterior paint and power washing the driveway, our pride is a very visible thing – except when the sun sets. Adding exterior lighting to your home offers several benefits. Here are some of the most common reasons homeowners add outdoor landscape lighting to their home, and why you should consider doing so in the new year:
Enhanced Beauty & Curb Appeal:
The most common reason homeowners invest in outdoor lighting is for its aesthetically pleasing beauty, and when properly installed, it increases a home’s curb appeal after hours. You might have noticed when you drive through a neighborhood at night, you cannot really see a home’s features and landscaping – it gets lost in the dark. Homes that are perfectly lit to accentuate the home’s architectural and landscaping features will stand out on their own.
Increase Home Security:
While most homeowners initially invest because they are drawn to the beauty lighting brings, afterwards they realize the security element that comes with a properly installed system. Security lighting doesn’t need to be harsh or startling, it can be beautiful. Lighting the exterior of your home is the number one thing you can do to increase its security. Thieves usually choose an easy target and a house that is well lit will discourage unwelcome intruders.
Increase Home Safety:
If you entertain or spend time outdoors after dark, then lighting walkways, paths, steps, and stairs decreases the chance you, a family member, or a guest will trip or fall.
Extend Use of Outdoor Living Spaces:
Many homeowners have a deck or patio and enjoy grilling outdoors, while others have an outdoor pool and enjoy late night swims. If you want to extend the use of your outdoor living space after the sun has set, exterior lighting is essential for continued enjoyment. You’ll use your outdoor living space more often if it is well lit, and you can relax in the safety of seeing what you are doing.
Ease of Use:
A professionally installed lighting system will be set up to turn on and off automatically, so you don’t have to worry about it. Also, dedicated landscape lighting companies, such as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of DC Metro, offer ongoing service programs to ensure your system continues to perform year after year, making it easy for the homeowner.
To recap, there are many reasons to consider outdoor lighting in the new year! A well-executed outdoor lighting design enhances architectural detail and plays up landscape features, casting your home in the best possible light while adding an abundance of curb appeal and security.
Schedule your free consultation with an outdoor lighting designer to discuss your lighting needs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of DC Metro has decades of experience creating elegant designs and completing flawless installations. Our team takes pride in creating lighting designs that look great at night! During our free nighttime assessment, you’ll meet with one of our lighting designers to discuss all your lighting needs.