One question that is asked of real estate agents in the Winter Park and greater Orlando area time and time again, is whether or not outdoor lighting adds value to a seller’s home. In a word: yes!
If it is well thought out, designed and installed, exterior lighting as part of your residential landscaping can increase your property’s value by up to 20%. The National Association of Home Builders has actually reported that over 40% of home buyers they surveyed listed this feature as “essential.”
Why might that be, you ask? Let’s take a look at some of the value-adding benefits that a little focus in this area can bring.
One other benefit of landscape lighting when it comes to adding value to your home involves using LEDs. At Elegant Custom Images, we can convert current fixtures to LED bulbs IF the sockets on the insides of the fixtures stay dry. If they do, then there is no problem converting.
Here’s an important consideration when it comes to add-on LEDs. A lot of times we run into prior installations where the contractor, to cut corners, put in lower wattage bulbs, then ran smaller size wire and smaller size transformer in order to cut costs. So, if something needed a
Where to Add Landscape Lighting on Your Property
Do you happen to have a path around or through your garden? A pool or pond? Perhaps a fire pit? Light it up and show it off! Whether “uplighting” the columns on either side of your front entryway, making the pathway to your door easier to see, brightening up the backyard party/recreation area, or attracting attention to a particularly striking characteristic of your yard, the right light can make a significant difference when it comes time to sell your home.
Best of all, taking advantage of all of these benefits is probably far less costly than you might imagine. Some simple lighting changes can dramatically transform your property AND profit, so don’t pass up this cost-effective way to make your home stand out in the marketplace.
To get more information about all of the many outdoor lighting options available, contact Elegant Custom Images. For over a decade, we’ve been lighting up neighborhoods all over Orlando and Winter Park and would love to help you increase the value of your home with the flip of a switch! Call 321-217-7822 now for a free estimate.