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Key Benefits of Installing Outdoor Lighting

Published Date: Oct 15, 2019

No matter the time of year or when the sun is scheduled to set, there’s plenty to be enjoyed outdoors after dark. It’s all about having the right set up and accompanying outdoor enhancements, such as energy efficient lighting. Aside from being able to extend time spent outdoors, there are plenty of long-lasting benefits of installing landscape lighting around your home.

Enhanced Entertaining

As the days become shorter, you can keep the parties going longer. Working with a designer to install ground lighting around a paver patio or overhead lighting within a covered pergola is a breeze. With the right amount of lighting, you'll keep those conversations rolling with an ambient glow that sets the mood for dinner with friends, sharing wine, or making s'mores around a fire.

Another perk of entertaining at night with outdoor lighting – it makes grilling at your BBQ island a breeze. No longer will you have to worry about rushing to get food prepped on the grill before the sun goes down. Easily cook all your favorite BBQ meals after sunset and while making the most of cooler evening weather.

Sense of Security

While outdoor lighting can easily enhance entertaining outdoors, it also works well as a security feature. Well-lit homes have been proven to deter theft and robberies and can keep unwanted lurkers away from your house.

When mapping out a lighting design for added security, there are a few things to consider. Any hidden, inconspicuous areas would be a great spot for a light. While front entryways and back patios are obvious places for outdoor lighting, that dark area out by your garage might not be.

Not only do you want a safe home, but you also want to create a welcoming place for guests. Illuminating any stairs and walkways makes every pitfall visible to keep your guests from falling.

impressive entry gate

Added Ambiance

When you install outdoor lighting, you create a new atmosphere. A warm glow sets the mood for a romantic dinner date with your spouse. A well lit pergola creates a cozy space for family game nights during the week. Add in some Edison lights hanging overhead and host a birthday celebration for a friend or a Friday night football party for the neighborhood.

With the right design, the possibilities of events and activities that can be enjoyed during these lovely fall nights are endless! 

paver patio with a view

Increased Value

Homeowners no longer want a small grill and picnic table as their outside entertainment options. These days they're looking for something more permanent that adds lasting value to their purchase. Large-scale outdoor remodels such as an outdoor kitchen can easily increase the property value of your home by up to 12 percent or more. Check out this recent article for just how much certain outdoor remodels boost your home's value, according to a 2023 Zillow analysis!

If you ever plan to sell, the outdoor remodel you and your family enjoy also creates a desirable feature future buyers want. Used in conjunction with architectural or landscape features only further heightens the value. You can also implement the right outdoor lighting in the front yard to ensure maximum curb appeal.

Enjoy the Benefits of Lighting

No matter how small or large your outdoor living space is, there are ways to use lighting to your benefit. From safety to an increased mood, you have options available that change the entire atmosphere. Enjoy the updated experience while you live in the home. Then, receive a substantial return on investment when you decide to sell.

If you're interested in learning more, book a complimentary design consultation. Be sure to ask about special savings on custom lighting packages and more!

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