In this current economic recession house values are dropping left and right. Many people are wondering what they can do to add additional value to their home without spending a lot of money. Not many people know that adding landscape lighting can increase value in many ways for your home and property.
Landscape lights can add value to the actual property, meaning the yard. You have probably invested a lot of time in your landscaping and why shouldn’t you make some money off that? Landscape lights help extend that hard work into the night time hours for all to enjoy. This adds value because people will be able to look at your yard at night and say, “That’s a nice yard, I bet that house is really nice too.” This technique alone will help you sell your home because many people who are looking for homes drive by the neighborhood at night to check things out and they will automatically be drawn to your house because of the lighting.
Yard lighting in the back yard is a major plus to home buyers.
Most home buyers envision the house they are looking at as a place to invite friends and family, you know a party environment. Yard lighting is great in this area because it lights up the yard and makes it feel like a beautiful place that you could hang out with your friends and family in a nice warm environment. Backyards are especially important to light because thats usually where you grill food, have patio furniture, and a fire pit to hang out with friends.
Yard lights also add value to your home because it adds safety features. Although appraisers check your home for railings and other safety features, home buyers also look for well lit pathways and walkways.
No one in this current recession wants to be sued by someone who tripped and fell because of bad lighting in a walkway. Lights that add security and safety feature raise the value of the home because it prevents future bad situations from happening.
As you can see landscape lighting can play a huge role in the future sale of your home and add value to it. When you get a counter offer on your home you will be in a much better position to back up the original price you are asking for by having lighting effects that improve safety and provide warm fun places to hang out.