Increasing Curb Appeal & Value
As Austin continues to grow, the demand for homes for sale is high. According to the Statesman, experts expect another strong year for Austin housing market. If you are looking to sell your home, how can you set your property apart from the next?
Outdoor lighting can enhance the curb appeal and even possibly increase the value of your home or property. According to the National Association of Home Builders, over 40% of home buyers they surveyed listed outdoor lighting features as “essential”. Lighting is a key part of a building’s appearance. During daylight hours everyone gets the full effect, but once the sun starts to set, all the details and aspects of the property that made it so appealing disappear into the darkness. LED landscape lighting can transform the look of your property at night. Outdoor lighting will highlight structural features like pathways, fire pits, water features, fencing and more. If you have outdoor patios, decks or other outdoor living spaces, those will also be included in the overall lighting design.
When you drive through a neighborhood at night, chances are the homes that stand out most are those where lighting plays an important role. Adding light to any outdoor space enhances its beauty. This applies especially to the landscape of your house. By highlighting your lawn, the walkway, and any other aesthetics, you make your house more pleasing to the eye, and in the process, increase its market value. Professionally installed, subtle lighting can even make the space appear larger. An investment in outdoor lighting does more than just make your home look great; by illuminating your lawn and yard you make your home a less appealing target to potential burglars and those wishing to do you harm. Lighting up the areas around windows and doorways can enhance the look of your home and boost your security as well.
Simply put, shedding some light on the exterior features of your house and property adds to the beauty a potential buyer experiences. Let Texas Outdoor Lighting send one of our award winning designers out to your property to increase your curb appeal!