People don’t always think about outdoor lighting when they start their new landscape projects. However, this feature can be a great benefit for your home.
Why should you improve your outdoor lighting? Five reasons.
1. Better Security
Did you know that burglars often look at outdoor lighting before deciding whether to rob a house? If the house is dark, the chances are better that no one is home. Also, without good lighting, it’s less likely that the neighbors will see anything suspicious happening.
Outdoor lights help dissuade potential criminals from targeting your house. Also, if you have security cameras, outdoor lighting will make the images easier to see so that if a burglary does occur, you have better information to help catch the thief.
2. Increased Home Value
Another argument for incorporating lighting into your landscape is that it looks expensive, even if it’s not. In fact, many lighting improvement projects now involve solar power, making them quick and easy to install. Many homebuyers aren’t aware of this, and as a result are willing to spend more for a home with outdoor lighting features.
If you are trying to sell your home, lighting is a great way to increase its value. However, it’s also just a nice perk even if you never plan to leave.
3. Improved Safety
We’ve all done it at least once or twice; run out into the yard around dusk and tripped over a rock or a hose. While we tend to blame clumsiness, there is a solution.
With good outdoor lighting, you can illuminate rocks, stepping stones, bushes, trees and much more. You’ll never have to worry about missing a step in the walkway because you couldn’t see it.
It’s an easy solution to avoid unnecessary bruises and bumps.
4. More Functionality
When it gets dark outside, your first instinct is to go inside. However, during the summer months, warm weather has us yearning to stay out a little bit longer.
Lighting can help you get more use out of your backyard. You can stay out longer and get more use out of the space.
5. Stunning Aesthetics
Lastly, simply put, landscape lighting looks good! It highlights unique architectural features and provides a great contrast to the dark shadows.
If you spend a lot of time making sure your area looks good during the daytime, lighting will help it look good at night as well.
Schedule Your Outdoor Lighting Improvements Today
If better safety, security and appearance all appeal to you, it’s time to update your outdoor lighting. We listed just a few of the benefits this landscape feature can add to your home. Talk with our specialists to learn about all your options. We know you’re going to love how it looks.