When most people think of outdoor lighting, they immediately think of holiday lights that decorate their home for a few months a year. While holiday lights can be fun, homeowners should consider adding outdoor lighting to their home’s exterior and yard. A survey from the National Association of Home Builders found that 90 percent of home buyers saw outside lighting as desirable and something that could increase property value when it comes time to sell.
Different Types of Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting can take many forms. Some homeowners want to better light the exterior of their home, using lamps and floodlights that illuminate the front of the house. Some also put lights alongside a driveway or a walkway to give a more inviting feeling. Lights can also be placed alongside the edges of the property, providing some light to darker areas such as woods or shrubbery in order to make the property appear bigger. And finally, outdoor lighting provides tremendous value to a backyard. Lighting a swimming pool, a deck, or a patio with professional lights can make your space feel homier and encourage people to spend more time in that area.
Thinking About Cost
The idea of adding lights and possibly increasing the electric bill may stop some homeowners. However, the use of LED lights and even solar-powered lights that charge throughout the day can provide this value without dramatically driving up power costs. Homeowners can add outdoor lighting to improve their property value before selling. This means that outdoor lighting may be an investment that pays for itself, and in the meantime, you’re able to enjoy the added aesthetics to your home.
While outdoor lighting looks nice, it will also add an element of security. As a homeowner, you will be able to see what happens around your house more clearly, no matter how dark it is outside. The additional lighting will also deter potential burglars who would not want to break into a home where they can be seen more easily.
Eddington Landscaping Can Improve Your Outdoor Living Space
At Eddington Landscaping, we help our customers add the perfect outdoor lighting. Since 2011, we have worked to help homeowners, property management companies and businesses create the perfect landscapes that meet their budget and maintenance requirements. To learn more, call us today at (512) 432-4866 or request a quote here.