Whether it’s a Hollywood box office hit or an award-winning advertisement – it’s all about lighting. Light and dark – the two ever-entwined – can give you a magical effect when you learn how to use them. If you’re wondering how to give your home an external makeover without spending a lot of cash, consider these “light” ideas that give “heavy” benefits to your property:
Definitely not the least of a homeowner’s concerns, security is a big issue in this day and age. And outdoor landscape lighting can give your home the kind of security that the White House enjoys at night. Well, not quite, but it helps deter the more cowardly burglars from attempting a heist on your hacienda. Statistics (and common sense) show that well-lit houses are less likely to be targeted than dark, convenient homes. Why make it easier for thieves to slink undetected around your property?
This is security’s blood brother, but it’s more related to being able to move around safely on your property at night. When you have kids or beloved pets, that factor is multiplied to the nth degree. Who wants a big, sprawling yard that Rover can’t prance around in at night without fear of knocking over the garden gnome?? Lighting up your landscape can prevent injury as effectively as it can provide security.
A lot of people think of outdoor lighting as an aesthetic addition to their home – and rightly so. It’s your home and it deserves to be seen.. So flip that switch and see your personal kingdom turn from frog to fairy prince in the blink of an eye! A well-lit house can actually improve the dollar value of your home – if you’re more inclined to look at the monetary benefits of a home improvement project.
Outdoor lighting is at its functional best when you get back from a hard day’s work and your kid says “Hey, let’s shoot some hoops.” When that happens – and it will – you don’t want to be shooting blind. A well-lit yard makes for great one-on-one quality time with your up-and-coming NBA star! Besides, you won’t have to go scrambling around in the bushes in the dark after an out-of-bounds!
Of all the reasons you would want to light up your property at night, this one takes the cake. If you have a nest you put your life’s hard work into building, it deserves to shine when everything else is dark and quiet. In fact, your house needs to be screaming “LOOK AT ME” when people drive by at night. Why would you want to own a beautiful home and only have it visible for 12 hours a day?
If these 5 reasons aren’t enough to make you want to run out and buy yourself some outdoor lighting, then…well…as Carlos Santana so eloquently said: “Put your lights on!”