How to Enhance the Landscaping of Your Home
Your home is an important place to maintain. Not only is it your home, but it is a part of your aesthetic–the image and style that others have of you. We often consider spending a great deal of time on maintaining the innards of our home and keeping our lawns just up to par. Yet there is more to our lawns than just landscaping. We take the time to enhance the rooms of our homes with paints, posters, and lighting, so why not do the same for our landscaping? You might not think of it, but installing landscape lighting can improve the look, and value, of your home by great amounts.
The Benefits of Landscape Lighting
While you spend a lot of time (and money) on landscaping so that it looks wonderful during the day, you should be investing just as much time so that it is as stunning even when the sun begins to set. By providing basic landscape lighting, you can provide a warmth and comfort to your home, one that will highlight certain natural features, and make your home stand out when compared to neighbors that have no outdoor lighting. Here are just three benefits, as reported by the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscaping Trends Study:
- 16% of homeowners consider outdoor lighting to be the greatest feature to improve curbside appeal of their home
- 58% of homeowners found importance in improving the pathway lighting of their home, making it easier for guests to move about their yard
- Nearly half of homeowners updated their landscape lighting along with the lighting inside their home, modernizing both inside and out
Similarly, another study conducted by the NAHB stated that over 40% of home buyers stated that they considered landscape lighting to be a must of a soon-to-be purchased home.