Three Ways Outdoor Landscape Lighting Can Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
If you’ve ever driven past a home with landscape lighting, chances are good it caught your eye. One of the main benefits of outdoor landscape lighting is its visual appeal – proper lighting can make even the most modest of homes look stately and sophisticated. A well-manicured lawn and immaculate gardens are great for curb appeal, but what happens at night when these features are no longer visible? Illuminate all of your yard and home’s best features with outdoor lighting from Nite Time Decor.
How Landscape Lighting Can Improve Your Curb Appeal
- It Gets Attention
A professionally designed outdoor landscape lighting installation demands attention. When placed strategically throughout your yard, landscape lighting fixtures will accentuate your home’s architecture and landscaping. A good landscape lighting design is understated, but effective. Adding a landscape lighting system to your home will help increase the curb appeal of your home by accenting all of the features that already make your home magnificent. Whether you’re highlighting brickwork, stonework, or a beautiful garden, outdoor landscape lighting can enhance any aspect of your yard.
- It Increases the Security of Your Property
Landscape lighting increases both the safety and security of a property. A well-lit home or business is far less likely to be targeted by criminals. Burglars and vandals tend to operate under the cover of darkness, so increasing the outdoor lighting in your yard can dramatically improve the security of your property. The lighting will also draw attention to the house increasing the chance of a neighbour noticing something out of place. Walkways, patios, and stairs can also be illuminated to eliminate the chance of injury.
- It Adds Value
According to the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, professional landscaping can increase the value of your home by a minimum of 15%. This often equates to the homeowner recouping 100% to 200% of their investment! Incorporating outdoor lighting into your landscape design will make your home visually appealing morning, noon, and night.
Outdoor Lighting Techniques to Enhance Curb Appeal
Uplighting, downlighting, and pathway lighting are three simple ways to instantly increase the curb appeal of any home.
Uplighting: The outdoor landscaping lighting experts at Nite Time Decor use uplighting to create depth. Uplighting is achieved by placing a light on the ground and pointing the beam up towards an object. This technique is perfect for highlighting a tree, sculpture, gazebo, or arbor. Uplighting can also be placed behind an object to emphasize it’s silhouette.
Downlighting: Downlighting it commonly used for safety and security purposes. Downlighting, or moonlighting as it’s often referred to, involves placing a landscape lighting fixture up above eye level and pointing it down. The effect is very natural looking and is a great way to illuminate a dark pathway.
Pathway Lighting: Low voltage pathway lighting is a great way to add a third layer of illumination to your landscape. Placing lights under railings, benches, and stairs can help eliminate accidents and increase the usability of decks, porches, and pools.
Increase the curb appeal of your home with an inexpensive outdoor lighting installation from Nite Time Decor. Request a quote today to learn more about our illuminating business!