Illuminating the exterior of your new home isn’t only an aesthetic concern; it’s a safety priority which allows comfortable and clear comings and goings without the risk of walking into obstacles or hazards. From spotlighting trees to highlighting pathways, landscaping lights add beauty and safety to your outdoor spaces. All sides of your home’s exterior which permit access should provide clear and safe entry and exit but without proper lighting, you could run the risk of accidents. Furthermore, landscape lighting not only helps people see the path they should stay on, it also sets a welcoming atmosphere which helps increase the value of your home. In fact, prospective buyers will commonly do evening ‘drive-by’ views of your new home after work, and landscape lighting is critical toward your home’s curb appeal. Here are some helpful landscape lighting tips you can consider for illuminating your home’s exterior:
Solar bricks come in the form of flush-to-the ground patio pavers and are a great option for illuminating pathways and driveways in your new home. They charge during the day using LED technology to light up at night and can hold a charge for up to 8 hours.
Patio lanterns are a classic form of landscape lighting for your new home and provide an elegant ambiance to your outdoor garden and pathways. They come in electric, battery and solar powered designs and best of all they’re easy to install and alter.
Outdoor rope lighting which is tucked away sets a dramatic tone to your new home’s outdoor landscaping. When professionally installed this type of lighting will beautifully complement your other landscape lighting; providing you with mood lighting which creates a soft ambiance.
Up-lighting trees, larger bushes, statues and patio stones (or anything with significant height in your new home garden) spotlights and enhances these landscape elements in a beautiful way during non-daylight hours. This type of lighting also helps keep your home safe since intruders looking for places to hide won’t have as many options.