Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Few things have the power to boost your property’s curb appeal like professional landscape lighting. Whether it’s lighting up key architectural features of your home, or some of its gorgeous plant material, landscape lighting has the power to transform a property in a way that few other additions can.

But beyond just the aesthetics, landscape lighting is so much more than that—and it’s certainly not just for the front yard.

We’ll explore some of the key benefits of landscape lighting so that you can determine if it’s something that you want to add to your property.

Add Functionality to Your Outdoor Living Spaces with Landscape Lighting

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One of the great benefits of adding landscape lighting is that it adds functionality. In other words, it makes a space more useable. When you add strategically placed lights to your outdoor living area, you’re able to use that space long after the sun has gone down.

Of course, you’ll require the proper lighting for your specific needs. That may include adding cap lighting under your outdoor kitchen counters or incorporating downlighting from a roofed structure like your pergola or pavilion. Some homeowners like the idea of hanging pendant lights over a bar top or even a chandelier or lantern light over top of an outdoor table. We can determine a customized lighting plan that is best for you.

Increase the Safety of your Space

Another important purpose of landscape lighting is safety. Trip and fall hazards on poorly lit properties are common and can leave you open to both danger and even liability. But with a well-lit property, you minimize those risks.

Imagine pulling into your driveway and having the path to the front door well-illuminated. Without a doubt, using landscape lighting to make walkways visible and therefore easily traversable is ideal for preventing mishaps.

Similarly, by illuminating walkways in your backyard—particularly any areas with steps—you can prevent accidental falls from occurring due to poor lighting as you or your guests move about your outdoor living area.

Boost Security

Beyond safety in terms of traversing your property in the evening hours, you’ll also find that landscape lighting can bolster your home’s security. According to the FBI, home invasions are the most common household threat that Americans face, with a burglary occurring every 13 seconds.

But a well-lit property is an easy way to deter those intruders. With plenty of homes to choose from, they’ll simply move on to one that does not have strategic outdoor lighting and is easier to burglarize without being seen.

You should never have to feel unsafe or unsecure on your own property, and with landscape lighting, you can make sure that you don’t. It’s ultimately a small price to pay for helping ensure that you and your family feel safe.

The Cost of Landscape Lighting

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For the functional benefits and value that you receive from adding landscape lighting, it’s a small investment overall. On average, a basic 6 to 8 light system costs between $1,800 to $2,000 for the complete system. The average front and backyard systems can range between $3,500 to $4,975, depending on the number and type of lights chosen.

When you think of the investment of an overall outdoor living area or of front yard hardscaping and landscaping, adding a professional lighting system to boost both the aesthetics and the functionality of those areas is truly a small upcharge in the grand scheme of things. And because our landscape lighting systems are energy efficient LED, which consume up to 80 percent less electricity than older halogen/incandescent systems, you can also expect to get the most out of them.

Making a Wise Choice

The bottom line? Adding landscape lighting is a wise investment whether you have an existing outdoor living area or you’re planning to add lighting as part of a new space. There’s no question it is a relatively small add-on that carries a huge return on investment—and enjoyment.

Few things have the power to boost your property’s curb appeal like professional landscape lighting. Whether it’s lighting up key architectural features of your home, or some of its gorgeous plant material, landscape lighting has the power to transform a property in a way that few other additions can.

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