Updated: Feb 24
Not only does outdoor lighting improve your home’s curb appeal and safety, but it also can increase the value of your home. MSN Real Estate reported that lighting professionals say that well-executed outdoor lighting on a home can add up to 20 percent to the perceived value of a home. Perceived value can make you thousands of extra dollars if you ever decide to sell your home.
If your outdoor lighting doesn’t make your house stand out as the one of the best on the block, then your house may be losing out of property valuation. Avoid this money-losing mishap and install the proper outdoor lighting to avoid devaluation of your home. Follow these quick tips for increasing the value of your home with outdoor lighting:
Front Yard Lighting
Homeowners can first begin by installing spun brass lighting fixtures on the outside of their house. These fixtures are both aesthetically pleasing and are the ideal material to last in an outdoor environment. Highlighting your front door with up lighting is one of the more affordable ways to utilize front yard lighting, while also increasing your curb appeal.
Backyard lighting is often neglected when deciding what areas to illuminate, but homebuyers often ask to see the backyard of a home – especially if they have children or pets. If you have backyard landscaping, it’s also recommended to accentuate this with lighting as well.
Pool & Spa Lighting
If your home has an outdoor pool, it’s essential to highlight it for both safety and visual appeal when trying to increase your property value. In-pool lighting is essential when trying to capture the dramatic essence of a pool, but out-of-pool lighting is necessary to highlight pathways and the pool outline to ensure safety. Ensure that the lighting near the pool is installed by a professional and connected to a transformer to keep the wiring and connections safe from water and weather.
An appropriately landscaped yard can increase the value of a home by 15 to 20 percent. However, this may not be the case if the landscaping isn’t accompanied by the correct lighting. Beautiful landscaping can be accentuated by properly placed lighting throughout. Trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers and gardens can all be highlighted by placing lighting in surrounding areas to show the prosperous earth that the house is built upon.
When looking to increase the property value of your house, don’t forget to spruce up your home with tasteful and well-made outdoor lighting. The right front yard, backyard, accent and pool and spa lighting can add thousands of dollars to your home. Hopefully you can choose something special to spend that extra money on once it’s in your pocket!