With the addition of outdoor lighting to your home’s yards, gardens or walkways, you’ll also add a measure of safety, security and beauty to your property.
Installing lighting along the exterior of your home can serve to help people negotiate walkways easily. It can also prevent injuries like falls and twisted ankles for which you, as the homeowner, are responsible.
If you live in an area known for burglaries and break-ins, a large area of lighting can also act as a deterrent to criminals, making both you and your family sleep better.
Beauty of Outdoor Lighting
But in installing this lighting in the exterior areas of your home, you may be overlooking the dramatic and beautiful effects that a well-designed system of lighting can provide.
A skilled lighting designer uses both light and shadows to create beauty and interest in the areas they are illuminating. Shadows are used to de-emphasise those areas of your yard or garden that are merely utilitarian in purpose. Beautiful large trees on your property can serve as focal points with the addition of dramatic uplighting that highlights the shape and magnificence of the tree’s branches.
Coloured or tinted lights can be used to emphasize the colour scheme of your home’s paint. And pools and ponds on your property can lit underwater with coloured lights that show them as azure or turquoise pools of light.
Adding Value to Your Home
With the addition of outdoor lighting, you can also add value to your home as well. Nothing enhances the curb appeal of a home at night so much as a well-designed lighting design that shows off the best features of your home and property.
To find out what the addition of exterior lighting can mean for your property, visit the nearest lighting distributor in your area.