Outdoor lighting for your home shouldn’t be considered just a luxury addition to your home and yard, but also a functional one. Yes, outdoor lighting adds to your curb appeal, outdoor living space, and overall outdoor experience, but it also aids in the security and safety of your home.

Depending on your perspective, some could argue that outdoor lighting is mostly for cosmetic purposes and we won’t lie, it sure makes a home look nice at night. There are many options of lighting techniques for outdoors to accentuate your homes architecture, features and even the materials your home is made out of. For example, instead of just coach-style lighting mounted on the home’s exterior, consider up-lighting to showcase stonework or brick, as light is naturally more appealing from the ground up. This is an easy way to create unique nighttime curb appeal, and leave a welcoming first impression. Lighting features in your yard such as trees, walkways and bushes can add to the depth and visual appeal to the home.

The other thing to consider with outdoor lighting is entertainment purposes. Do you like to host get-togethers? Unique outdoor lighting can make the outside of your home a great extension of entertainment space. More than just a flood light over your back deck, a professionally designed outdoor lighting system can give you so much more space to enjoy your home for not just you but all your friends!

Outdoor lighting, as an accessory to your home, is designed specifically to accentuate the architecture and design of your home. However, many people do not take the time to consider, that when designing a lighting system, security measures go into it as well. Making sure there is light in important spaces like entry ways and access points, as well as walkways and the driveway, are important. Lighting not only makes getting from the car to the house at night easier and safer, or taking the dog out late at night safe, but can also deter thieves and predators from lurking in the shadows around your home. Having your home well lit at night can bring you added comfort and peace of mind.

For an evaluation of your home from an Advanced Lawn Solutions trained lighting professional, call us today. We will work with you, your budget and your home’s unique structure and needs to create the perfect lighting system for you and your family.