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Residential Outdoor Lighting Adds Value to Homes

October 03, 2022

Have you worked hard to create a vibrant, functional yard just for everything to go unnoticed once the sun sets? Are you frustrated that the welcoming exterior of your home seems to lose its appeal at night? Adding residential outdoor lighting is a practical and relatively easy way to add value to your home and create an enjoyable space you can during all hours. In addition, when installed correctly, outdoor lighting options increase curb appeal and make your house safer.

How Outdoor Lighting Options Provide Value

Landscape lighting can add value to your home, mostly in how others perceive and value your property.

  • Outdoor lighting makes your home more secure at night by helping you and others see what is going on around your home. More lighting around your property deters burglars or trespassers by making them more visible and by indicating that you are home and will catch them.
  • The proper outdoor lighting can increase curb appeal and make your home more attractive and desirable to potential buyers. Outdoor lighting makes a home more aesthetically pleasing and indicates owners are willing to or have already invested in their home’s condition.
  • You can use outdoor lighting to create a warm, inviting environment at night, making it safer for guest to visit, and providing a space for your guests to enjoy your property at night.

Residential Outdoor Lighting Options

Many potential outdoor lighting options exist today that will upgrade your home’s exterior. Some of the options that we suggest are the following.

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Spotlights help light up any outdoor space. Often, spotlights accentuate your home, trees, or any architectural feature you wish. One of the strengths of spotlights is highlighting a particular object and showcasing the best parts of your home.

Flood Lights

Like spotlights, though with a broader beam, flood lights offer maximum security by illuminating large areas of your lawn or driveway at once and can be motion-activated. In addition, flood lights are ideal for lighting up whole yards and are eco-friendly.

Outdoor Hanging Lights

Outdoor string lights or lanterns can light up front doors and add warmth and charm to your porch or deck. In addition, hanging lights enhance curb appeal and create a welcoming ambiance in front of your home or an outdoor entertainment area in the backyard.

Pond Lights

Often referred to as water garden lights, pond lights are submersible and are designed to be placed beneath the water of a pond. Pond lights make the water sparkle and are a great way to highlight the many colors beneath the surface.

Path Lights

Pathway lights are a common and excellent way to light up a driveway or a garden pathway or highlight an element of a yard, such as a pond or a fountain. These types of outdoor lights can easily be spread through out the property and are multi-functioning in nature.

Step Lights

Employed as a means to illuminate a stairway, sidewalk, or deck, step lights add warmth to your space and light the way to safety at night. In addition, step lights accent the architectural features of your property while establishing a secure, definitive pathway.

Well Lights

Well lights operate as in-ground lighting fixtures that can light up trees, structures, or any exterior architectural feature of your home. These lights create a sleek, minimalist look.

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Pool Lights

Like pond lights, pool lights can be installed on the ground or underwater and are a great way to showcase the vibrancy of your pool. In addition, pool lights create a welcoming atmosphere, come in all colors, and help ensure safety during night swimming.

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Burkholder Brothers Landscaping Designers Offer Customized Outdoor Lighting Systems

At night, lighting enhances your home and provides a stronger first impression. These features are just some outdoor lighting options you can use to ensure your home looks inviting and vibrant at all times. Residential outdoor lighting offers safety, extends the entertaining hours of your yard, and adds value to your home. Contact Burkholder to light up your home today!