If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, you might be wondering how you can increase the value of your home to make sure you get a great return on your investment. Or maybe you recently bought a new home and are looking for aspects you can upgrade. One simple way to significantly increase your home’s value is to invest in landscape lighting.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Creating a positive first impression for visitors or potential buyers can start even before they come up the driveway. Do you have beautiful trees on your property, or an interesting architectural feature on your home that you would like to highlight? Landscape lighting can be an effective tool to showcase both your home and your property. Popular areas to add light include:
- Doors and windows – create a warm and welcoming glow with uplighting
- Outdoor living areas – keep things cozy for entertaining using downlights
- Trees and shrubs – add drama by highlighting textures and creating interesting shadows with uplights or mimic the soft, natural glow of the moon to enhance magical evenings with moonlighting
Add Safety and Security
Although improving your home’s aesthetic appeal is important, an added benefit of landscape lighting is making your home as safe and secure as possible. A well-lit driveway and properly lit walkways and stairs are essential to help anyone coming to your home navigate safely to your door. It might be helpful to walk your property at night with a flashlight to make sure you know where any potential problem areas might be.
In addition to safety issues, landscape lighting can help with security as well. Criminals prefer dark areas where they can go unnoticed and will be much less likely to approach or try to enter your property if the doors, windows, and perimeter of your home are lit up.
Extend Your Outdoor Entertaining Possibilities
If you have outdoor living areas such as a pool, patio, outdoor kitchen, or firepit, adding landscape lighting means you will be able to enjoy these areas with friends and family well into the evening rather than just during the day. Anyone interested in buying your home will be able to imagine themselves entertaining loved ones in a warm and comfortable environment, perfect for creating memories. During the fall and winter evenings when it gets dark earlier, outdoor lighting becomes even more important.
Strategically placed lights that shine down from above your outdoor living area create a soft glow that will encourage your guests to spend time together during the evening without having to worry about tripping over wires.
With moonlighting, lights are put up in trees or on tall areas of your home or outdoor structure to add a whimsical flair to your landscaping and outdoor entertaining spaces. Moonlighting can be especially beautiful in pool areas, making the water sparkle at night.
Let Us Help Increase Your Home’s Value
Now that you know what a great investment landscape lighting can be, why take on the important job of designing and installing a new system on your own? At Houston Lightscapes we have decades of experience working with customers to transform their homes through expertly installed and maintained outdoor lighting. Call us today at (713) 461-3600 to schedule your free consultation. Our lighting professionals are happy to walk your property with you and discuss your vision for your home. After your free consultation, we will provide you with a personalized, custom plan. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the most out of your investment in your home.