Is Landscape Lighting Really Worth It?

Is Landscape Lighting Really Worth It?

A wide range of benefits accompanies the illumination of your outdoor living space.  Few things are more relaxing than spending an evening on your back patio after a long day. Lighting makes this possible. How do the benefits outweigh the initial cost? What really makes it worth the investment?

 

Security

Properly lighting the outside of your home plays a major role in deterring potential intruders. Long after the sun sets and you’ve gone to sleep, proper landscape lighting provides protection for your home.

 

Aesthetic Appeal

One can confidently claim that landscape lighting highlights and complements your home’s unique features.  Proper lighting warms the feel of your home, making it more welcoming. Not only that, but with professional landscape lighting, you can enjoy your home’s landscape day or night.

 

Safety

Not only does lighting enhance the appeal of your home, but it also increases the safety.  Frequently there are reasons we need to be outside - to walk the dog, take out the trash, grab the mail, etc. When your home is not properly lit, each of these activities can become dangerous. Any rocks, curves, stairs, or steps in your yard can be difficult to navigate in the dark. It makes sense to use proper lighting to prevent accidents from the beginning.

 

Functionality

Landscape lighting lengthens the amount of time you can enjoy your outdoor living space with family and friends. While the value from increasing your ability to use our outdoor space cannot be financially quantified, it is very real--especially so when you are able to appreciate it.

 

Financial Benefit

Professional landscape lighting can increase the value of your home by up to 20%, and the perceived value can equate a quicker or higher offer when it’s time to sell. If you have invested in your landscape, patio, or other outdoor living areas, adding outdoor lighting extends the time you can enjoy your investments.

 

Just like you would take time and money to invest in your landscape, professional outdoor lighting is an investment that you shouldn't take lightly. The quality you get from professional installment is far superior to any DIY project, plus your certified landscape lighting technician has the tools and experience to properly light your home.