Whether you’re thinking of putting your home up on the market or not, it’s essential to maximize the curb appeal of your property. Curb appeal refers to a property’s attractiveness when viewed from the street. When your home’s exterior looks pleasing, the value of your property increases, which is a great thing if you want to sell it in the future.
Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to improve your property’s curb appeal. One of these is adding landscape lighting. This is important since landscape lighting increases nighttime curb appeal, which helps determine not just whether the property looks splendid even after the sun has gone down but also whether it’s safe.
The good thing is you can choose from dozens of different landscape lighting options. We listed some of them together with their benefits for your property below.
1. Illuminate large areas with floodlights
Installing floodlights on your property provides three essential benefits: security, safety, and curb appeal at night. Floodlights are bright and able to illuminate large areas. Install floodlights to illuminate your driveway or patio corners for safety and security.
2. Highlight specific features with downlights and uplights
Uplights and downlights have a wide range of purposes, but they’re mainly for adding nighttime curb appeal. Downlights mimic the glow of moonlight and can provide soft illumination on your landscape. Uplights, meanwhile, can cast impressive patterns shadows against walls when they’re lit up against certain structures. Both of these types of lighting can also be used to light up hardscape features of your home, such as statues or brickwork.
3. Make your home stand out with outdoor Christmas lights
Who says Christmas lights are only for the holiday season? Today, plenty of Christmas lights have smart features that make them perfect for year-round outdoor use. Christmas lights serve a purely aesthetic purpose. You can have them follow the outline of your roof and patio columns, allowing the lights to illuminate your home’s structure with a soft, diffused light.
4. Ensure walking safety with path lights
If you have stairs leading up to your porch or around your yard, they can be safety hazards at night. You or your guests might trip or slip on the steps in the dark. Luckily, you can install strips of LED lights on your outdoor steps’ risers or have them follow the curve of your walkway. These path lights can illuminate your way by having them strategically placed along the stairs and other darkened pathways.
5. Dispel nighttime shadows with garden lights
When it’s dark, and you have a lush yard, burglars might use the landscape as their hiding place. By installing garden lights, you’re taking away their cover of darkness. This decreases the likelihood of someone attempting to break into your home and, if they try, you can easily see them with your yard all lit up. What’s more, garden lights also put a focus on your greenery, making your property look beautiful even at nighttime.
Keeping your property looking beautiful doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. With these outdoor lighting ideas, you can illuminate the beauty of your home, even in the dark.