With the grass starting to grow, the flowers beginning to bloom and the sun starting to shine all day long, it is no wonder that real estate agents say spring is the most popular time to list or buy a house. Whether you’re looking to put your house on the market, or you want to stay where you are, you can easily spruce up the curb appeal of your property with a great outdoor lighting design. Our outdoor lighting professionals at Nite Time Décor Oakville have put together four simple ways to increase your curb appeal with landscape lighting.
Whether it’s the dead of night or mid-day, a front porch is one of the first things people look at when they pass by your house. When illuminating your porch after dark, you want to make sure it gives off the same aesthetic value it does in the daylight – if not more.
To properly illuminate your front porch, you’ll want to be sure you are using the appropriate sized bulbs. Often times, homeowners use bulbs that are too big or too small, which can cause the focal point of the porch itself to be lost. As a rule of thumb, bulbs should be ¼ to 1/5 of the height of the door.
Your front walkway has the potential to give your property a warm and inviting ambience. To create this effect, use shadow lighting and downlighting as well as guards and glare shields. These elements will help create a smooth and soft lighting design while highlighting the intricate details of your walkway.
Like your front porch, the front door of your home is often the focal point for your curb appeal. While it’s important to illuminate your front door for safety and security reasons, it’s also beneficial to highlight your front door with aesthetic value in mind. To do this, be sure you have updated light fixtures and the right-sized bulbs. For a double door entrance, create symmetry by mounting matching fixtures to shine on each side of the doorway.
While the front entrance of your home is important for increasing curb appeal, Highlighting the landscape of your property can also add aesthetic value to your home. A great way to do this is by highlighting a focal point in your front yard such as a tree, by using uplighting effects. Mounting a light at the base of the tree and pointing it upward will accent this landscaping feature and draw attention to it as a focal point in your outdoor lighting design.
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If you want to create a landscape lighting design that will boost the curb appeal of your home, it’s best to talk to an outdoor lighting professional. Whether your ready to install a landscape lighting design today, or you’re looking for some general information on how to spruce up the outside of your home, our experienced team at Nite Time Décor Oakville can help you with all your outdoor lighting design needs. Contact us today to get started!