It has been said that lighting is art for your home. It highlights the architecture and landscape. The perfect light fixture not only illuminates a space but it’s also a beautiful and decorative design element. If you’re still unsure whether to install outdoor lighting, here are 4 reasons why you should come over to the light side.
Though sometimes not so obvious, but outdoor lighting could be as important and appealing as indoor lighting. It doesn’t matter how grand or beautiful your home is during the day; when a house is dark at night, it’s generally unattractive. Outdoor lighting can fix this by creating a welcoming ambiance that shows off your home’s architecture and landscaping design. Having the right outdoor lighting performs especially well at creating accents and focal points. It draws attention to decks and patios, providing beauty that’s functional too; an illuminated outdoor entertaining area extends the party into the night.
When your outdoor area is well lit there is no need to grope around in the dark when you move in and out of your premises. It means no tripping or accidentally stepping off the path and onto wet grass. By keeping your pathways well lit, it is easier for you and your guests to navigate around without losing your/their step. Path lights help guide guests to your door while solar lights, lanterns and stake lights are cost-effective and helps to set a distinctive mood for evening entertainment.
A dark house may be undesirable to some, but to burglars it’s irresistible. We all know that if a light is on, it creates the impression that someone is home so it’s indisputable that lighting is one of your best allies in the fight against crime. Not only is it difficult for a criminal to approach unseen in a lit-up area, but you will also easily detect any potential intruders or anomalies. When choosing outdoor lighting be sure that your entryways, garages and dark walkways are part of the design.
4. Increase the value of your home
If the above three reasons weren’t compelling enough, the simple act of installing outdoor lighting can increase the value of your home quite considerably. It’s a clever investment for anyone looking to raise the profile of their home.
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