Our homes are an extension of people’s personalities and a representation of people’s lifestyles. However, although people tend to pay plenty of attention to the interior of their homes, the exterior is often overlooked. Give your home’s exterior the TLC it deserves by installing outdoor lighting. It’s a smart investment as it will only enhance your home and quality of life! Today’s blog discusses three reasons why.
Increased home value
Outdoor lighting increases the value and aesthetic of your home by highlighting its best features. In a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), outdoor lighting consistently tops the list of most wanted outdoor features. 41% of respondents rated outdoor lighting “essential” and 49% rated it “desirable.” This is probably because outdoor lighting instantly adds curb appeal, grabbing the interest of those looking to buy or rent. And even if you aren’t looking to sell right away, your home will look stunning in the evenings with outdoor lighting regardless. Plus, an investment in high quality outdoor lighting may yield a 50% return!
Not only will your home be a beauty, but it will also deter theft with outdoor lighting. Studies have shown that homes with well-lit exteriors have a lower chance of getting broken into. This may be due to the fact that neighbors have the ability to give better descriptions of potential burglars when there is plenty of light to see, thus keeping burglars away. However, there is no need to leave your lights on all night. Nowadays many people are investing in motion sensor lights or lights with timers. With these types of lights, you still get the extra boost in safety for your home along with a lower cost on your power bill. Another important safety bonus that comes with outdoor lighting is well-lit pathways and driveways.
Spend more time outdoors
It is becoming more pleasant to spend the evening outdoors as spring ushers in mild weather. Birds are singing, bees are buzzing, and flowers are blooming! It’s a wonderful time to sit outside and enjoy all nature has to offer. While adults often spend the evenings chatting with friends and family, children enjoy playing. That is until it gets too dark. Once the sun sets, adequate lighting is needed to continue with evening activities while enjoying the fresh air. With outdoor lighting, kids may be able to finish their game of basketball and you may relax on the back patio with a good book! What are you waiting for?
Now that you know what great things outdoor lighting can do for your home, show your home’s exterior the love and attention it needs by contacting Mister Sparky Electrician NOLA.
Mister Sparky Electrician NOLA, America’s On-Time Electrician, serves the New Orleans, LA area with a team of certified electricians. In addition to emergency electrical repairs, some of the electrician services provided by the company include electrical outlet/switch repair, ceiling fan installation, lighting installation, aluminum wiring repair, landscape lighting installation and home electrical inspections. Call us today at (504) 835-1234 to schedule an appointment!