Four Benefits Professional Landscape Lighting Can Add to Your New Southern California Home

November 20th, 2017

When moving into a new home, you should take a moment to consider the benefits professional landscape lighting could bring to your new home. Not only does adding professional landscape lighting to a home provide function by properly illuminating your property at night, but also, proper landscape lighting can improve the nighttime aesthetics of your home by dramatically changing the way it looks at night. If you are in the process of buying a new home, here are just a few of the reasons to consider adding professional landscape lighting to your new home.

Increased Security

One of the primary reasons to add more lighting around your home is to increase your home’s security. Multiple studies have shown that a house being well-lit deters criminals, as burglars would rather break into a home that is darker, as this will give them more seclusion and reduce the likelihood they will be caught. When a property is illuminated at night, it makes it more visible to neighbors and passers-by. Simply adding a few lights around your new home could prevent the threat of a home invasion.

Increased Safety

Not only does proper landscape lighting increase a home’s security at night, but also can help make your property safer to navigate at night as well. Without proper landscape lighting on your property, you leave yourself at risk of falling and injuring yourself when you make your way to your door. Insufficient landscape lighting can be particularly troublesome for guests who, being unfamiliar with your home, will be more likely to injure themselves making their way to your front door at night. Additionally, if your house is not well-lit, guests may have a hard time even finding your home.

Get More Use Out of Your Yard

Adding professional landscape lighting to your property will also make your yard more useable at night. Yard space can be great for entertaining, particularly during the summer when the night air is warm and inviting. However, it can be difficult to hold backyard barbeques if there is insufficient lighting on your property. By adding landscape lighting to your property your home’s outdoor spaces will become more functional. Not only will you be able to use these spaces for gatherings, but also you will not have to make your kids come inside when it gets dark. You and your family will be able to enjoy the fresh air into the evening.

Higher Property Value

Not only will proper landscape lighting make your home safer, more secure, and more functional, but it can also help to increase your home’s curb appeal and improve the overall value of your custom home. The fact is many homebuyers know the benefits professional landscape lighting provides, making proper landscape lighting a selling point for many of these buyers. Having landscape lighting on your property can then increase the overall value of your home, and make it more saleable should you decide to sell it later on.

Adding professional landscape lighting to your property will improve the safety and security of your home, and it will improve the aesthetics and functionality of your yard at night helping to increase your home’s curb appeal and property value. Thusly, as you begin the process of moving into your new home, you should consider adding proper landscape lighting to your property.

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