For many homeowners, the term curb appeal brings to mind landscaping, exterior painting, or just general sprucing up, like replacing a fence or cleaning out the gutters. These are all great home improvement options, but there is another choice that is easily forgotten: outdoor lighting.
Installing outdoor lighting is one of the best ways to increase curb appeal of your home, while also providing several other benefits. Here are 6 great reasons to invest in outdoor lighting:
1. Display with Spotlights
If you’ve spent a lot of time (and money) getting your home’s landscaping just right, why not show it off? Strategically placed lights can highlight the beautiful aspects of your front and backyards, including plants or trees, walkways, architecture or water features.
2. Expand Your Entertainment Space
Decorative outdoor lighting allows you to utilize your outdoor space when hosting outside parties. Your guests will be able to enjoy the mild evening temperatures in a beautifully lit atmosphere, which provides for comfortable entertainment, such as outdoor cooking, pool parties or patio dinners.
3. Increase Visibility
Installing decorative lighting along outdoor walkways, decks and patios improve visibility, lessening the chances that you or your guests will trip or fall because of dark spots, shadows, uneven surfaces or steps.
4. Prevent Break-ins
It’s been proven that more break-ins occur in homes that have poor exterior lighting. Burglars prefer the dark and avoid homes that are well-lit. Increase safety even more by installing motion-sensor lights near doors, garages and windows.
5. Compliance with Local Laws
Some municipalities require the installation of outdoor lighting. If your community does, why not take advantage of the law and have decorative lighting installed? It can serve both regulatory and aesthetic roles!
6. Express the Spirit of the Seasons
Swapping out basic white bulbs for colored ones during various holidays can add a fun, festive feeling to your neighborhood while enhancing your home and your seasonal décor!
If you’re looking for a way to refresh your home’s exterior and want to reap some great additional benefits, outdoor lighting is the way to go! Contact us today to discuss what options are available; we’d be more than happy to help!
The Medford Design-Build Team