Increase Your Property Value with Landscape Lighting
Are You Selling Your Home?
With Atlanta's surging housing market, we are seeing record-setting home sales in Marietta and across the Atlanta metro area. Many homeowners are taking advantage of this and preparing to sell their homes this summer. If you're one of those people looking to sell your property in 2022, you may be looking for ways to maximize your home's value to get the best sale price.
While most people look to sprucing up the inside of their homes, have you considered your outdoor spaces?
Can Landscape Lighting Improve the Value of My Home?
Yes, installing new landscape lighting can increase your home's overall value! When it comes to selling your property, you shouldn't discount the importance of curb appeal. Sprucing up your home's façade can indeed go a long way in making it more attractive to buyers. You may even have gone so far as to update your landscaping. But did you remember to update your landscape lighting? And what about the lighting in your outdoor living spaces?
While most homebuyers will visit your property during the day, you don't want to forget about how your home looks at night. Many homebuyers will drive by properties they are interested in in the evenings to check out how the house looks at night, what parking in the area is like, and get a more well-rounded feel for the neighborhood. Increasing your landscape lighting can make your home look more inviting.
Landscape lighting can be used to:
- Illuminate walkways and paths
- Brighten outdoor living spaces
- Highlight special features in your yard or garden, such as a fountain
- Wash light over your home's façade
- Supply bright, useable lights for driveways and side yards
If you want to show off the best features of your home and yard, landscape lighting is your best bet.
Other Benefits to Upgrading Your Landscape Lighting
In addition to improving your home's curb appeal, landscape lighting also enhances your property's overall safety and security. Walkway lighting can help visitors (and yourself!) see more clearly in the dark, preventing stumbling and tripping. Meanwhile, security lighting can deter potential thieves or vandals. From path lighting around the front walk to security lighting, better lighting makes your property safe for visitors and yourself.
Many people entertain in the backyards, inviting friends and family over for dinners, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. The last thing you want is for the party to end just because the sun is setting. Landscape lighting can also make your outdoor living spaces more inviting and comfortable. If you have a patio, bbq area, or swimming pool/hot tub, you will need adequate lighting.
There are many different types of landscape lighting to choose from, including:
- Accent lights
- Motion lights
- Security lights
- Solar lighting
- String lights
- Timed lights
- Up and down lights
It is recommended that you work with an experienced electrician familiar with outdoor lighting systems if you are installing landscape lighting. This will ensure that your lighting is installed correctly and safely. If you are looking for a way to improve the beauty of your home in preparation for putting your property on the market, reach out to Lightning Bug Electric for help. We can help you design the outdoor and landscape lighting that makes your home shine bright.