Curb appeal and enhancing the way a home looks to visitors is a huge part of selling one’s home. What is often overlooked — but equally important — is making sure the special touches you add can be seen at night in addition to during daylight hours. Whether it’s an evening showing, or house hunters doing a casual drive-by while in the area, outdoor lighting can help highlight your home’s features.
Lighting designers specifically recommend illuminating trees and entryways. One way to do so is by using uplights, a dramatic and unexpected way to highlight architectural and landscaping features. They also suggest avoiding anything other than warm white light, but welcome a wide range of fixtures, area lights, step lights and post lights to create variety. To make it easier for homeowners, install a timer that will automatically turn on the installed lighting as the sun sets and then turns everything off around midnight to save electricity.
The light source of choice among lighting designers are LED bulbs which have come down in price and now offer warm light rather than the colder glow for which they were once known. While still more costly than incandescent fixtures, low-voltage wiring makes installation simpler and the bulbs last at least 40,000 hours, or about 18 years of nighttime use.
Staging: I have two amazing staging partners – one for inside and one for outside!
Outside: Terri Reynolds, right here in Bernardsville, Terri does a great job making the outside of your home too good to pass by without making an appointment to see it!! Contact Terry at Bloom Landscaping and Design.
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