Outdoor Lighting - St. Louis Home

Does landscape lighting add value?

The right outdoor lighting can add a lot to your home – function, ambiance, security… But without specific experience in lighting design, it can be hard to understand how a few seemingly simple fixtures can truly transform your home.

In reality, the question of value is one of our favorite ones to answer when homeowners approach us to learn more about how quality outdoor lighting can add value to their property. We like to break it down into a couple of different areas:

Safety and security

There’s no place in the world that should feel safer to you than your own home. And while motion detector lights and carefully placed illumination can make your home an undesirable target for burglars and other unwanted intruders, that’s not where safety ends.

Well-placed outdoor landscape lighting can ensure that the pathway from your garage to your home is easy to navigate even when you’re coming home at night with an armful of groceries. It can help you spot a patch of ice on your stairs before you take your first step. And it can make sure your backyard is a safe place to play for toddlers who want one last ride down their playset slide, or for the small dog that needs to be kept safe from coyote intrusion.

Aesthetics and entertaining

No matter how much of an extrovert you may be, there are times in life where all your entertaining – or entertainment – needs to be at home. Professionally installed landscape lighting can help set the tone for every element of your outdoor living space, whether it’s a poolside grotto or a backyard pizza oven. The right lighting can separate areas into natural spaces where people are more likely to congregate for conversation, or where kids are more likely to run and play.

And most importantly, well done outdoor lights help you to appreciate the beauty of your home and garden in every season, bringing you a fresh look at the way falling leaves or sprouting buds bring a new element to your landscape.

Curb appeal and property value

When it comes right down to it, the first reason most homeowners start to think about putting in landscape lighting is the simplest: it just looks good. When it’s done right, professional outdoor lighting can do an incredible job of bringing your home’s architectural beauty to light. If you want to show case your home’s curb appeal in every season and at any time of day, you can’t go wrong with landscape lighting.

Of course, you don’t have to just take our word for it. If you’re thinking about installing landscape lights, Frisella Outdoor Lighting will arrange a custom, complimentary nighttime lighting demo. Because seeing is believing.