The right outdoor lighting fixtures can dramatically enhance the curb appeal, functionality, and security of your home, while potentially increasing its value too. Take a moment to envision your property from the perspective of someone passing by during the day. What characteristics of your home do you take the most pride in? Consider the architecture, textures, colors, and landscaping. Maybe your garage door is painted a lovely shade of blue.
Now envision your property after the sun has set. Are the most attractive features of your home still visible? If your answer is “no,” it may be high time to consider investing in outdoor lighting, perhaps a pair of wall lights on either side of your garage door.
According to the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 “What Home Buyers Really Want” report, a whopping 90 percent of buyers consider outdoor lighting the most desirable outdoor feature. Why? Because installing professional grade landscape lighting can yield some downright awe-inspiring results. Giving onlookers the impression that you take pride in your home raises expectations of what the inside looks like.
We all know first impressions are EVERYTHING. Okay, maybe they aren’t everything, but first impressions are essential in piquing the interest of perspective buyers. Landscape lighting is an effective way to highlight the features of your home that set it apart in the competitive Austin real estate market.
Illuminating your front walkway with path lights sets a warm and inviting tone as guests make their way up to your front door while also preventing slips and falls as they make their way back out for the evening.
Don’t let the sunset determine when you pack it in. Extend the usability of your outdoor living areas with outdoor lighting. Outdoor pool lights are essential for a nighttime dip, allowing you to find your way into the pool and out of it without stubbing your toe.
Consider adding bistro (aka string lights) to your patio to create a warm, whimsical aesthetic. Note that color filters can be applied over LED flood lights during the holidays to make decorating during the holidays less of a chore. And the bistro lights you’re thinking about adding to your patio can also double as Christmas lights.
Ordering our weekly groceries, and everything else, is a precautionary measure many of us have taken a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This can mean having our groceries and packages delivered well into the evening. Amazon even delivers until 8pm. Outdoor lighting can limit confusion during this process by enabling the delivery person to clearly see your address from the street as well as the pathway up to your front door. Outdoor lighting empowers you and your family to feel safe stepping out at night.
Homes that are lit up at night are also far less likely to be targeted by intruders. It is much harder to be sneaky when there are less shadows to hide in.
Maximize the value of your home with landscape lighting that will take the evening view of your home from obscure to gorgeous. A well designed, custom built landscape lighting system ranks very highly on the list of desires for home buyers by drawing special attention to the charming details of your home. An essential final touch to any gazebo, well-manicured lawn, expertly trimmed hedges, flower garden, or brightly hued front door is landscape lighting.
Weather you live out in the beautiful Cordillera Ranch in Boerne or in the Hill Country of Bulverde in Centennial Ridge, we can light up your house. Elite Lighting Designs installs and services outdoor residential and landscape lighting in and around Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, Cordillera, Leon Springs, Bergheim, Dominion, & San Antonio. Contact Elite Lighting Designs San Antonio: (210) 573-0594 | Austin: (512) 692-7445 to speak to a design consultant today.