Everyone knows that a first impression is a big deal. This isn’t only true at networking events or barbeques. The exterior of your home is the first impression anyone who comes to visit will get of you and your house. Not only that but it can add up to 20% to the perceived value of the home.
While a lot of people pour money into their interior design, the outside of the house can be a little left out. However, it might be the most important part of your home. The exterior can make or break the impact your home has on the block and to everyone who pulls into your driveway.
With the right landscaping and lighting though, your exterior can go from dingy and drab to fab in seconds. Here we tell you all about exterior lighting features that you can have installed in your home.
Security lighting is more than just motion sensors nowadays. There are smart lights you can run from your phone. You can set up timers to control the outside lights. Using these lights in conjunction with a security system and cameras is a great idea to prevent your home from becoming a target.
Using these kinds of lights are important because smart criminals don’t just haphazardly break into your house. They watch the house for a few days, they learn your patterns. If suddenly no one is coming or leaving and your lights are turned off at the same time everyday they know you’re not in the house.
By utilizing remote controls through your smart device or timers that change everyday you can throw them off the scent.
Thousands of dollars go into making the landscaping of your home look gorgeous. You picked every bush, hand laid the sod, and planted every tree. But, what is the use of amazing landscaping if no one can see it after dusk?
Using landscaping lighting offers drama and elegance to your yard. It makes the home look more upscale and taken care of. Consider placing lights all around planter beds, add different colors for the seasons, the sky’s the limit in exterior lighting design.
Using landscaping lighting in combination with other exterior lights makes your home’s exterior as beautiful as it can be and set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood.
One of the most important things about lighting is that it can provide safety. The last thing you want is for anyone to get hurt on your property due to poor lighting.
Make sure all your walkways are lit well and maintained for safety. Depending on the walkway there are a number of different lighting options to make sure everyone stays safe while the design remains modern and stylish.
By utilizing strip LED lighting, lamp post style lights, and more you can make sure the walkways of your home are beautiful and safe for all who enter no matter what time it is.
Whether it’s your front wrap-around porch or your large backyard deck, you need light to enjoy the space. New modern alternatives allow you to use practically any kind of light in these applications.
You can add fairy lights to a pergola for a romantic effect, hanging light fixtures for design and drama, up lighting on the banisters for highlight.
By adding lots of light in these spaces you are opening your home up for entertaining and encouraging their use.
Let Us Show You What Kind of Lighting Your Exterior Can Have Today!
No matter where you live the light inside and outside your home shows how much a home is loved and cared for. By putting a little effort and money into your home’s exterior you can raise your resale value and pump up the wow factor of your home.
Make sure your guests jaws drop when they see how beautiful your home is once you’ve highlighted all the interesting features of your exterior space. Not only will it wow them but it will help them notice all the details you put into making your home spectacular.
Do you need help designing your exterior lighting plan? We have the professionals well-versed in all kinds of exterior lighting design. We will be able to build you a custom design with an estimate that will set your home apart.
Contact us today so Anchor Electric can make your home the most unique on the block and you into the Jones’ everyone wants to keep up with.