Now that Daylight Savings Time is here, winter is nearly over. This means that spring is just around the corner. Since days are getting longer, outdoor lighting is even more critical if you want to spend additional time outside. Proper outdoor lighting is the perfect way to add light and aesthetics to your property. Here’s how to improve your home’s curb appeal using outdoor lighting.
Illuminate Your Driveway
Great curb appeal lighting is about making your home look aesthetically appealing in the evening hours. But it’s also about making the front of your home safe, visible, and easy to navigate. Adequately lighting your driveway makes your home look attractive and inviting while making it safer, too. When people pull into your driveway at night, you want them to see where they are going while driving and walking up to your home.
Depending on your property’s specific layout, there are various techniques for lighting a driveway. For example, you can install downlights along a long, windy driveway. It’s important that people can see the entire driveway on a longer drive. If it’s a shorter driveway and already somewhat lit by nearby street lights, you may only need lights toward the end of the driveway.
Highlight Your Home’s Architectural Features
What gives your home its character? Does it have architectural details like chimneys, columns, or peaks? Using uplights on stone or brick creates unique and exciting shadows. With well-planned lighting around your property, the features of your home will look even more beautiful and pronounced during the evening hours.
In addition to your home’s architectural details, consider other unique features you want to draw attention to from the curb. Accentuating a beautiful tree or small fishing pond with the correct landscape lighting creates a scenic viewpoint even at night.
Light Up Your Front Door
If you’re proud of your front entrance, don’t be afraid to show it off. The roof, windows, siding, and doorway express your home’s personality and add to the curb appeal. You can place lights and lanterns around the door, especially near the house number. This helps not only your guests to find your home, but also first responders in emergencies.
Add Pathway Lights
Pathway lights also boost your home’s curb appeal and can prevent tripping. If you don’t want to use hardwired pathway lights or are concerned about how that will affect the environment, you can choose solar-powered pathway lights. They’ll charge up during the daytime and turn on after dark.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your outdoor lighting and landscape for spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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