If you have put a lot of time and money into your home’s landscaping, you want it to be seen and admired. Unfortunately, most homeowners overlook one important feature – nighttime lighting. With landscape lighting, you can beautifully display your home in the day and at night. By strategically placing lighting fixtures around your front and back yard, we can show off your property and highlight the best parts of your landscape design.
What Are the Benefits of Landscape Lighting?
Landscape lighting is incredibly versatile and has a long list of benefits. For instance, installing outdoor lighting can significantly boost your home’s value. Additional lighting, when well done, will enhance the delicate features of your landscaping design while making your home look cozier and more inviting. When the time comes to sell, you may be surprised at how many potential buyers are attracted to these features and are willing to pay a premium for them.
Additionally, landscape lighting can make your outdoor living spaces more enjoyable and accessible. No one wants to sit out on a dark porch during a dinner party. Instead, having a variety of string lights, accent lights, and floodlights can brighten up your entertainment areas and help guests feel more at home among your beautiful outdoors. By opening up your front or back yard, guests can feel less crowded and be free to move back and forth between living spaces.
What Customization Options Do I Have?
Your outdoor lighting fixtures will depend on what landscaping features you want to accent. At the very minimum, we recommend lighting for your pathways and entryways. This will not only make your property more welcoming, but it will also improve your home’s security. Aside from the basics, there are countless ways to use landscape lighting to enhance the appearance and aesthetic of your home!
Before we begin the installation, we will visit your home to assess which structures, trees, and design elements you wish to accentuate. We have a variety of energy-efficient lights to choose from as well as motion-activated and timer-activated fixtures. We will be happy to help you select a variety of styles that will complement the overall aesthetic of your home.
Can Landscape Lighting Really Reduce My Home Insurance Premium?
Yes! Some home insurance companies offer premium credits to homeowners with good outdoor lighting. There are two main reasons for this. First, a well-lit home is a less appealing target to potential burglars. Also, properly-lit pathways and stairs are much safer for guests. If your friends and family can easily see where they are stepping, they will be less likely to trip or have an accident. In the eyes of your insurance company, a safe, secure home is not much of a liability. With a lower risk of being robbed or sued, your insurance company may reward you with a discount or credit.
If you would like to learn more about landscape lighting, please call our office today at 614-407-0847. Together, we can find the perfect landscape lighting to brighten your home and enhance your outdoor spaces.