We try to stay on top of our landscape lighting game around here. We read architecture blogs and Hollywood Real Estate magazines (only on occasion, don’t judge.) Sometimes we are super inspired and other times we sit around the office nodding in agreement as someone says “we could do better.”
In our extensive research, we’ve noticed that so much of what is showcased in the landscape lighting revolves around gigantic, brand new homes. And while we can appreciate the beauty, it’s definitely time for a reality check here. Most of the population is not living in a mansion. Most of the population isn’t even living in a brand new home.
Yet, Google landscape lighting and that’s all you’ll find.
It’s particularly disheartening, because reality is that landscape lighting is MOST beneficial to the average person.
Here’s our logic: when you buy a big, brand new home, you—and everyone else— expect it to come with all the bells, whistles & lights. With smaller, older homes, we simply don’t expect that, so the wow factor tenfold AND the investment to light up your outdoor space is significantly less. There is so much winning going on here.
(1) A little bit of light makes a big impact
When you have less house to light, a little goes a long way. Dramatic improvements to not just the look of your home, but also usability of your outdoor spaces are more within your budget than you imagine.
We’ve seen tiny houses with landscape lighting and it’s perfection.
(2) Sets you apart.
Most people don’t make the investment to light of their “average” home— so when you do, people notice. We invest so much time and energy turning houses into homes. Lighting up the outside of our home is lovely—and practical—way to take some extra pride in what you’ve created both inside and out.
(3) Adds value
When your neighbors notice that your home looks a little swankier than the rest of the homes on the street, they are likely to step up their game and finally get around to those upgrades they’ve been wanting to make. We have yet to scientifically prove this, but we’re willing to be that your investment in landscape lighting will have a domino effect and the average home value in your neighborhood will be up in no time.