How do you show your home and landscape in the best possible light? Professional landscape lighting is a good place to start.
True to its name, landscape lighting helps to showcase your landscape in its best possible light. But it’s so much more than that! Professional outdoor lighting adds beauty and functionality to all of your outdoor features, from the exterior of your home to your outdoor living spaces. It allows you to spend more time enjoying the beauty of your landscape. Landscape lighting even adds value to your home and increases your nighttime safety.
If you’re still in the dark, let us shine a light on the biggest benefits of landscape lighting.
Added Curb Appeal
Quality landscape lighting is a statement piece for any home. When well-designed, outdoor lighting adds dimension and space that makes your home appear larger. It turns your dark exterior into a warm, inviting space that offers a warm welcome to friends and guests. You can also use landscape lighting to highlight the best exterior features of your home. You can draw attention to its architectural charm, showcase custom additions, or illuminate any other special areas that add curb appeal to your home. You can even install custom holiday lighting to show off your personality or support a worthy cause.
Showcase Your Landscape
Landscape lighting is a great opportunity to showcase your special landscape features. Uplighting is often used to highlight ornamental plants, trees, statues, and other interesting decor that shows your landscape style. You can use lighting to showcase special additions like fountains, garden pergolas, pools, or waterfalls. You’ve invested time and money into creating a stunning outdoor space, and landscape lighting can help it stand out.
Higher Home Value
If you’re looking to sell, installing landscape lights are a great way to immediately boost the market value of your home. As a custom upgrade that’s both attractive and functional, landscape lighting is a plus for potential buyers and gives your home an edge in the real estate market.
But don’t take our word for it – look at the numbers. Experts estimate that installing professional outdoor lighting can increase the value of your home by 20 percent. If you do decide to sell, the National Association of Home Builders reports that over 40 percent of potential buyers view landscape lighting as an “essential” feature – and well over 50 percent view it as a desirable one.
Have you ever tried to navigate your landscape at night? It isn’t easy, even if you have the layout memorized. While twisting your ankle is painful enough, if a guest is injured on your property at night you could be liable for some very costly damages.
Landscape lighting makes it safer to move around outdoors after dark by illuminating potential hazards like stairs, edges, uneven areas, and swimming pools. It also identifies areas of safety and helps guests locate walkways and entry points so they aren’t stumbling around in the dark. You can brighten doorways, line walking paths, and even light up your home address to help visitors locate your home at night.
Increased Home Security
Crimes like home burglaries and vandalism usually happen in the dark of night. A well-lit home and landscape is less enticing to would-be criminals because it offers them fewer places to hide. Outdoor lighting also gives the impression that the home is occupied, deterring trespassers who might take advantage while your family is away.
A professional landscaping company can help you design and install landscape lighting to illuminate dark areas and highlight key access points to maximize your home security.
Longer Outdoor Living
Above all else, landscape lighting lets you spend more time enjoying your outdoor space. Instead of being limited to daytime hours, good landscape lighting makes it possible to enjoy outdoor living at any time. You can illuminate patios, decks or other outdoor sitting areas to gather with guests after dark. Floodlights can be used to light large areas for kids to play or pets to wander. You can even install lights with dimmers to create ambiance for a romantic evening under the stars.
Ready to light up your landscape? Chad’s Landscape Management can help. Our experienced team will work with you to design and install quality landscape lighting that brings out the best in your outdoor spaces. Fill out our easy contact form to schedule your free quote and consultation today.