Curb Appeal Lighting
Outdoor Curb Appeal Lighting
One of the most essential factors of good curb appeal is well-planned outdoor lighting. With the ideal combination of outdoor lighting, you can highlight your home’s architecture and showcase the features of your landscaping; both of which create a welcoming and appealing sight for you, those passing by and your guests. If you plan on selling your home in the future, landscape lighting may also be a good selling point, especially when you have worked so hard to make the landscaping and exterior of your home welcoming. Premier Outdoor Lighting has a wide variety of lighting fixtures that would add that special touch and boost the curb appeal of your home.
Curb Appeal Lighting Creates Accent Illumination
Accent lighting or spot lighting are the most common types of outdoor lighting that is used to highlight landscape designs or fixtures. For example, you can use accent lighting to highlight statuaries, large trees and architectural elements of your home. Various types of bulbs and fixtures may be used to create a variety of different effects. Well-lights or in-ground lights are ideal options for up-lighting one or more trees, while adding safety and curb appeal to the exterior of your home.
Different Lighting Options
Before choosing curb appeal lighting, be sure to contact your community building department to learn about local codes and guidelines regarding lighting types and the level of approved light. To get a general ideal of what the lighting will look like or to decide where you want to put outdoor lighting, talk with the outdoor lighting experts at Premier Outdoor lighting for recommendations. You may also want to consider using clip-on or strands of lights in various areas just to get an idea of how lighting will look in certain areas of your yard or near the exterior of your home. For instance, before investing in lights that you are considering installing around landscaping rocks, try putting inexpensive clip on light on a tree branch above the rocks or lay a strand of white lights on the ground in front of the rocks. Some great places to consider installing curb appeal lighting may include on the steps leading to entry doors and steps leading to a pool or spa, in or under trees, on the porch, on each side of the garage door and in the garden.
Areas of your home that get full sunlight for eight or more hours a day can benefit from outdoor solar lights to show off your curb appeal after the sun goes down. Outdoor solar lights can be placed in the ground along pathways, walkways, driveways or sidewalks to help illuminate the area at night. Solar lights are also available in string form, lanterns and colorful blown glass; all of which will provide a warm ambient glow on decks and patios. Just remember to use multiple groups in areas where you will need bright, direct light. If you need recommendations on solar lights that can be used as curb appeal lighting, feel free to contact Premier Outdoor Lighting for answers to all of your questions and concerns regarding outdoor lighting.