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Lighting the Way - Increasing Curb Appeal

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A key element when preparing your home for sale is Lighting. The right light will enhance your home’s features, but it can also make spaces feel larger and more inviting to buyers. A good lighting plan works with layers, using different types of lighting to create a balanced and inviting space. A good staging company can help you with your indoor spaces, but it is so important to highlight your outdoor spaces.

Curb appeal is just as important at night as it is during the day. As soon as you put your house on the market, buyers will drive by your home to get a look. It is important that no matter the time of day, your home looks its best.

In a recent poll by Realtor.com, more than half of homebuyers said that outdoor living was the single most attractive quality in a home. Here are some important tips to highlight your outdoor space:

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Update Fixtures: Old fixtures can really affect the look of your home. When selling your home, it is important to update any exterior lighting fixtures that you have to match the style of your home. Exterior lighting fixtures are a relatively quick and easy way to raise the value of your home. Sometimes all you need to do to is paint them to update the look. In the picture you can see that this house has a slight modern vibe with the numbers that were chosen and the cool vintage look of the exterior fixture.

Safety: Thieves and robbers operate in the dark, so it is important to make sure the outside of your home is well lit. Make sure that paths and steps are well lit to make them noticeable. It is also important to make sure your front door and entry are well lit.

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Landscape Lighting: You have a variety of lighting to choose from when lighting your landscape. Floodlights and spotlights are best for trees and larger areas of your yard. These lights can create a warm, inviting appearance. Smaller solar and LED lighting are great for your garden edging. These lights can also double as path lighting if you choose the right lights. In the picture you can see lantern type lights place on the edge of the garden, which helps to define the path.



Curb Appeal: Adding light to your outdoor space enhances your home and can really pop any features that you have. A well- lit exterior will invite buyers, but it also has an added feature of extra security.

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Deck lighting: There are several ways to add lighting to a deck when you are building it, like lighting for the steps and recessed floor runner lights. However, if you have an existing deck that needs lighting, an easy way to do this is with Deck Post Light. You can buy these lights and attach to the top of the railing posts for your deck. In the picture you can see the homeowner also attached down lights that do a good job lighting up the deck surface.





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