If you are looking for a way to increase your curb appeal while increasing your home’s security, there’s nothing better than exterior lighting. While most people only think of exterior lighting for the light it provides, lighting can be used as a decoration. Lighting the front and back of your home are both equally important, the front of your house is the first thing everyone sees, while the backyard is where you will be doing most of your entertainment. Here are a few lighting options to illuminate your home.
- Front Door Lighting
Being the main conduit to your home, lighting your front door can set the mood for the rest of your house. Front door lighting can also compliment the overall style of your home. You can either hang lights or mount them to the siding.
- Garage Lighting
Garage lighting is one of the most common outdoor lighting options that people choose. A flood light is a great way to illuminate a large area and is usually mounted to one of the highest points of the garage. Garage lights can either illuminate an attractive garage, light up a driveway basketball court, or set to motion detection for security.
- Landscape Lighting
If you spend time entertaining outside, landscape lighting is a great way to highlight how great your yard looks, or accentuate that garden you’ve been working so hard on.
- Porch Lighting
Having a porch is one of the beauties of owning a house, although most people don’t take advantage of their porches nowadays. Adding some lighting can spruce up your porch space and make it a prime entertainment spot. For a little extra pizzazz, think about installing an overhead fan with your light for those hot and humid summer evenings.
Adding exterior lighting to your home is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add a little curb appeal to your home while also increasing security. While there are so many options to choose from when adding lights to your home, make sure to choose a style that compliments the overall look of your house and you will be wowing guests for years to come.