Have you ever driven by a home that was completely dark and it just gave you the chills? It is probably not the house you would consider buying for two reasons: it made you feel uncomfortable and it was more likely to be robbed. However, most properties can be transformed with some properly-placed lights.
Landscape lighting can add both value and security to your property, whether it is residential or commercial. The following factors will give you a better understanding of how just a few lights can make a big difference:
Ward off intruders
While landscape lighting will make your home look more inviting to your family and neighbors, it will ward off criminals. Robbers are more likely to enter homes that look empty and uninhabited, so if your home is well lit inside as well as outside, your home is less likely to be broken into. The same goes for commercial properties. If there aren’t any shadows to hide in, intruders are less likely to pick your property as their target. This is one of the reasons many insurance companies give discounts to property owners with proper landscape lighting.
Installing lighting to keep your home safe is a great investment that will continue to reward you. When done professionally, it can help ensure that you are also safe from electrical fires and high energy bills.
Whether you are planning on selling your home this year or not for a while, landscape lighting can help increase the value of your home. Furthermore, it will show fellow and prospective neighbors that you care for your home, increasing the appeal for the whole neighborhood.
When you invest in making your home a brighter, safer place, you are also investing in having more family functions. Whether it is an end-of-the-year party, or simply a mid-summer BBQ with family and friends, landscape lighting improves the functionality of your home.
What are the different lightening options?
There are numerous options you can choose from when installing landscape lighting. One of the benefits our clients receive is a thorough landscape lighting design consultation on which lights would fit best on their specific property. Additionally, we educate clients on which lights are most cost-efficient to use. Here are just a few options to consider:
- Floodlights -to brighten few areas of the yard
- Lights attached to deck posts- to do late-night dining or conversations
- Special lighting- can be done around the patio table or the sitting area
- Lighting for the greenery or street numbers
To request a quote for your landscape lighting needs, please call 203-629-8050.