Your landscaping isn’t complete until you have outdoor path lighting in place. It’s easy to focus on bushes, colorful flowers, and other decorative elements, but the proper lighting is equally important. If you haven’t explored outdoor lighting options for your home, there are five reasons we highly recommend you do so in the near future.
Create Outdoor Living Space
You can extend your outdoor living space without building new additions or remodeling the inside of your home. With the proper lighting and outdoor furniture, you can create an outdoor space that you want to spend time in during the day and night.
Imagine a fun afternoon out on the back patio with the kids blowing bubbles and burning off energy before naptime. What about enjoying a romantic dinner outdoors while the sun sets? Spending time outdoors can lift your spirits, restore your energy, and help you relax.
Highlight Landscaping and Outdoor Décor
Once you invest in outdoor decorative features, you want to show them off. You can use landscaping features to create that wow factor during the day, but is it all just cloaked in darkness when the sun goes down?
You may already have some landscape lighting installed to show off a decorative fountain or guide foot traffic along stairways, but it doesn’t stop there. Outdoor path lighting is a great way to illuminate your flower beds, bushes, and other decorative features so that they’re just as stunning at midnight as they are at noon.
Enhance Curb Appeal
When was the last time you stood by the curb in front of your home and really looked at your property? You may drive by or walk down the driveway to check the mail daily, but that’s not the same as standing back and looking to see what passersby may notice.
Doing so will help you see the real benefit of installing outdoor path lighting. Curb appeal is something most homeowners only think about when they want to sell their home, but you deserve satisfying curb appeal while you live in the house as well.
Safety and security are two of the biggest benefits of outdoor lighting systems. A properly illuminated pathway decreases the chance of your loved ones or visitors tripping when entering or leaving your home. From uneven pavement to small tree branches, dog toys, flowerpots, and even untied shoelaces, there are often unexpected obstacles that can lead to accidents and injuries on your property.
The right pathway lighting will turn itself off and on, giving you peace of mind that your walkways are as safe as you can make them. Adding motion sensors to your lighting system will also help you conserve energy.
Deter Property Crime
It is important to make sure no one trips and falls on your property, but you also want to minimize the risk of a criminal setting their target on your home. Outdoor path lighting and landscape lighting can brighten your home so that it seems too risky for someone attempting to break in or steal from the outside perimeter. Many criminals will bypass a well-lit home because it’s easy for neighbors to see them approach and leave. They may also assume that you have cameras and a security system to go along with the lighting.
Light up Your Home with Help from Aqua-Bright
For more information about outdoor lighting, irrigation, and drainage for your Maryland home, call Aqua-Bright today at 410-489-9009 or take a tour of our website. We offer top notch irrigation services from seasoned professionals. You can follow Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more updates and information about our illumination and irrigation services! For examples of our work, check us out on Pinterest, too.