Home improvements are almost always a great investment in your home. Not only are they important for improving the comfort around your home, but they are a great way to increase resale the value of your home. One often overlooked home improvement option is outdoor lighting. Adding outdoor lighting can provide beauty, practicality, and safety to your property, all of which enhance your quality of life and property value. When done properly, your home will truly transform as soon as the sun sets.
Is Installing Outdoor Lighting a Good Idea?
Outdoor lighting is not only a great idea for updating the look of your home and adding those final touches that you’ve been considering, but it’s a great investment in the long run.
The Experts at HGTV have outdoor listed as a “Maximum Home Value Outdoor Living Project.” Listed in HGTV’s outdoor remodeling, they discuss how illuminating your outdoors can truly elevate your outdoor beauty. They had this to say about adding outdoor lighting:
“By highlighting your home’s different angles, transforming your gardens and pathways into beautiful landscaped creations or creatively accenting a deck or patio for entertaining, outdoor lighting boosts curb appeal and home value while also being the most cost effective outdoor living project for homeowners.”
The Do’s and Do Nots of Outdoor Lighting
It might be tempting to go out and get the first outdoor lighting system you see or the most popular thing on the market. You need to balance functionality and longevity with aesthetics. What could be trendy now might hold no functionality, diminishing curb appeal to others. Let every light have a function, but don’t be afraid to use stylish flares for the right effect.
With the advancements in outdoor lighting technology, including outdoor LED lighting, utilizing up-to-date, durable products will provide the best return on investment, or ROI, for your lighting project. To truly get the most out of your outdoor lighting system, it is recommended to get a professional outdoor lighting service.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond & Charlottesville is staffed by industry leaders with a wealth of outdoor lighting knowledge. We are a turnkey outdoor lighting company, meaning from design to installation, service, and maintenance, OLP will handle everything for your system.
Which Outdoor Lights Would Work Best for My Richmond Home?
When considering outdoor lighting for your home, you need to consider the features and facets you want to illuminate. Do you have a green thumb and enjoy getting your hands in the soil? Show off your hard work with custom garden lighting in Richmond. Enjoy entertaining in your outdoor living spaces? Why not provide beautiful aesthetics and precise task lighting for your outdoor kitchen, deck, or patio?
For the best outdoor lighting provider in Richmond and Charlottesville, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
Curb Appeal Lighting
To get the most out of your outdoor lighting, you need to understand what lighting will achieve the best outcome you are wanting. To do that most efficiently, working with a professional outdoor lighting designer is key. When working with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond and Charlottesville, you will work one on one with an expert designer who will tour your property to learn your overall goals and offer professional opinions on how to achieve them. Your architecture, textures, colors, and overall best features will be considered during this process to increase your home’s curb appeal.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives utilizes energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures to get long-lasting beauty out of your custom lighting system.
When landscaping comes to mind, someone might not think of what it truly entails. Properly illuminated pathways, uplighting, downlighting, gardens, hedges, and trees all contribute to your landscaping. Landscape lighting can be a catch-all category of lighting, but that doesn’t make it any less gorgeous. Outdoor lighting should draw attention and emphasize elements of your property to provide safe walkways, a guiding force towards entries, and of course put the meticulous maintenance of your yard on display to be enjoyed at any time.
Our expert lighting designers will carefully take note of key points of your property and let them do the talking. Charlottesville landscape lighting shouldn’t be overpowering but accenting, offering the viewer to take in the sights instead of being overwhelmed.
For ideas and inspiration, visit OLP’s photo gallery.
Deck and Patio Lighting
Deck and patio lighting is something that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond and Charlottesville truly excel at. Your hardscapes and outdoor living spaces will be cast in the perfect amount of lighting for hosting parties or enjoying a quiet evening on the deck. OLP will mount lights in unobtrusive spots, such as beneath capstones so the surfaces of your stone or brick will be emphasized. Task lighting for outdoor kitchens and cooking areas will be available to ensure that safety is a priority for our clientele.
I’m Thinking About Selling My Home. What Kind of ROI Can I Expect?
Many positive outcomes can result from investing in an outdoor lighting system that has been expertly planned, installed, and maintained. Whether you go for a brand-new system or a completely overhauled outdoor lighting system, you will benefit from increased security, improved aesthetics, higher curb appeal, lower energy costs with low-voltage lighting, and more functionality. But what of the return on investment?
Most home improvement projects don’t provide a positive ROI. That is where outdoor lighting truly differs from other renovations. Studies have shown that professional outdoor lighting can make a home 30% more valuable to potential buyers. When new buyers see their prospective home illuminated in a perfect glow, that memory remains with them when they look at other properties.
Don’t Let Your Home Get Lost in the Dark
Are you ready to invest in your home with stunning outdoor lighting from the experts who know it best? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond and Charlottesville to request your complimentary design consultation today to see how your evenings can truly be illuminated. Call us today at (804) 294-3634 or by filling out our contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly. We look forward to hearing from you soon.