First of all, what is nightscaping? It's accent lighting that will increase the appeal of your property once the sun sets and the moon shines. It’s more than that, though. The placement is intentional and arranged so as to truly accent the landscape of your property. This isn’t floodlights we’re talking about. It’s targeting lighting to highlight patio areas, decks, paths, and plants.
It really doesn’t matter whether you want to nightscape to enhance aesthetics or increase safety, it’s a worthy investment. The lighting out of your home, inside and out, is vital and it can be dramatic. It can provide light to the darker areas of your yard, draw attention to your prized roses or a special tree or even accentuate the architecture of your home. It also means your outdoor space is more usable in the evening hours. You don’t need to rush inside and end the party once night falls. You don’t need to renovate your home to increase the appeal. Nightscaping can make a major difference.
Value of the Home
Nighscaping is a fairly small investment when compared to other renovation options. Yet, it can add significant value to your home. In fact, if done right it can increase the value of your home by as much as 15%. It’s an outstanding boost considering the small investment you had to make.
Security of the Home
Home security is an important part of nightscaping, too. With targeted outdoor lighting, it will be much easier to monitor any outside activity after dark. Additionally, you can easily spot any potential threats, whether in human or animal form. You can use lighting to target your entrances as well as the most common areas that flag up as high risk. You will feel safer with nightscaping. It will also make it easier to maneuver your paths and driveway.
Usability & Appearance of the Home
Nightscaping won’t just boost your home value. It will boost the usability of your outdoor areas. Why allow the dark to limit how you enjoy your yard? You can provide outdoor cooking and seating areas with a bit of lighting to allow you to extend that cookout or celebration. Additionally, you can ensure that your guests easily find your home after nightfall. No more driving aimlessly as you turn the radio down searching. You can enhance your address and lawn with nightscaping.
Finally, nightscaping increases curb appeal. You can use it to enhance all of your home’s unique features so, that even when night falls, people can still see what you love most about your home’s appearance. The key is to hone in on the focal points of your home or your favorite ones and then use nightscaping to highlight them.
Essentially, for a small investment you can increase curb appeal, security, safety, usability, and add value to your home. Whether you’re looking to sell soon or you just want to enjoy your home more, adding outdoor lighting is a great way to do it. Nightscaping sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? What would you highlight?