We often hear about the benefits of savvy lighting for our kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, but some careful curation of garden lighting can really make a difference to your outdoor space. Whether you want subtle illumination or you want to really make a statement with your garden lighting, Outdoor Options are here to tell you how making the right luminary choices can really transform a space.
Illuminate your space
The first and most obvious benefit of garden lighting is that it brightens the area. This makes your garden more suitable for using in the evenings, when the sun goes down but you’re not ready to head inside just yet. A barbecue on a summer’s evening with friends and family in your beautifully-lit garden is a luxury that should be enjoyed where possible. Whether you’d like bright lights for greater visibility, or dimmable lights for ambience and atmosphere, there’s a whole host of options available to help you.
Highlight your best bits
You don’t have to have lighting all around your garden; a few carefully-placed lights can be perfect for drawing attention to aspects of your garden that you’re particularly proud of. Had a new patio installed and want to show it off? Got a pond or water feature that deserves extra attention? A few lights will work wonders. You could also dot them through your flower beds to give them a little lift when the sun goes down.
Increase your property value
A garden can have a significant impact on the market value of your home, and a well-maintained, expertly-designed garden can contribute to an even greater increase in your home’s price tag. Lighting that complements your garden will contribute to its overall appearance, which will go down well with buyers looking for a property with space to run, relax and test their horticultural skills.
Boost your curb appeal
In a similar vein to the benefit of increased property value, tasteful garden lighting can improve the curb appeal of your property. That is to say that if your front garden features lighting that highlights plants, trees or even architectural features of your property, it’ll catch the eye of passers-by. This extra appeal will serve to attract more potential buyers, too.
This might not be something that crosses your mind when thinking of the benefits of garden lighting, but it can be very useful. An illuminated garden means less places to hide for anyone who might think about sneaking into your property through it. If a potential burglar or intruder is thinking of ways to enter a property, the idea of having to pass through a well-lit area is likely to put them off.
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to installing lighting in your garden. There’s such a wide variety of lighting available, too, that you can be sure there’s something to suit every taste and every garden design. For more information about how to improve the appearance of your garden, or to benefit from award-winning expertise and experience, contact the friendly team at Outdoor Options today.