Adding custom outdoor lighting to your home provides many benefits. Certain landscape and architectural lighting provide certain benefits, such as increased curb appeal, safety, and added security. Taking advantage of professional landscape lighting along your walkways, driveway, landscape beds, and bushes highlights and accentuates your home’s best features while adding an extra layer of safety and security to your home.

If you’re interested in adding value to your home, or just simply adding extra security, landscape lighting is a great option. Here are some reasons why your home in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and the surrounding areas needs custom outdoor lighting.

Custom Landscape Lighting Can Increase Your Home's Value & Functionality

Custom walkway lighting in Encinitas illuminates this landscape.

Proper outdoor lighting adds beauty, value, and functionality to your property. A home beautifully lit up with custom landscape lighting showcases your property’s best features and can add about 20 percent to your home’s value. If you plan on selling your home, this increased value can mean more money in your pocket later on and puts your home on the top of the list for potential buyers.

Outdoor lighting also brings more functionality to your home. When the sun sets, outdoor areas become unusable due to lack of proper lighting. Without lighting, our time and enjoyment in these areas are greatly limited. You can extend the use of these areas with professionally installed outdoor landscape lighting.

Outdoor LED Lighting Systems Add Safety & Security to Your Home

Complementing your home’s style and adding property value is a great benefit to installing custom outdoor lighting. However, landscape lighting doesn’t just make your home look nicer; custom lighting, such as walkway lighting and LED lighting, adds safety and security to your property.

There are many risks associated with a dark, unlit property. Potential falls and accidents due to poor lighting are quite common and a dark property is much more dangerous than a lit one. Outdoor walkway lighting creates an inviting atmosphere for family and friends and keeps them safe by illuminating otherwise dangerous obstacles in their path.

Did you know that some insurance companies may actually reduce insurance rates for homes that have landscape lighting?

Having custom lighting installed on your property drastically reduces the chance of break-ins or other crimes. Burglars tend to prey on dark properties where shadows advantageously provide secret areas to hide from prying eyes. Installing motion sensor lighting like floodlights and LED lights is a great way to light up an area when someone uninvited is walking around your property. Landscape lighting can be just enough to deter a criminal and keep your family and home safe.

Ready to add custom lighting to your home?

At Southwest Outdoor Services, we provide custom landscape and outdoor lighting design and installation services for properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and the surrounding areas of Southern California such as San Marcos, Oceanside, and Escondido. Our outdoor lighting experts are available to answer any questions you may have and get you set up with landscape lighting that will increase your value and keep your home safe. Call us today at (858) 335-4650 for a free estimate!