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Boost your home's curb appeal through creative lighting solutions

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2014-04-01 07:15:49

Whether you're trying to enhance the outward appearance of your home simply for your own personal enjoyment, or in anticipation of listing it for purchase on the local housing market, focusing on curb appeal is important. Regardless of the status of your residence's interior living spaces, its exterior provides guests, neighbors and passers-by with an initial impression that they use to form an opinion of the overall property. 

Accordingly, ensuring that visible aspects of your home are in good shape - such as the landscaping, roofing and paint job - would be to your benefit. One of the most effective ways to give your house an upscale presentation is through the incorporation of stylish lighting solutions, which serve to highlight your home and illuminate its features, thereby increasing its charm and heightening the safety of your family and visitors.

Are you looking to introduce outdoor lights into your exterior design scheme? Doing so using any of the following methods can afford you a number of advantages:

Low-voltage walkway lighting
Does your property have a walkway leading to your front door? If so, you might want to think about taking steps toward lighting that path. This update can enhance your home's nighttime curb appeal, in addition to illuminating the route to the entryway, which could result in fewer slips, trips and falls, according to HGTV . These come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can introduce whatever kind of style you wish into your property's existing appearance. 

If you decide to incorporate this type of exterior lighting, you can choose to use modern solar-powered models, which are simple to install and utilize energy provided by the sun. Alternatively, you could purchase a set of lights that are connected by an electrical wire. These typically offer more illumination that the solar options, but are more of a hassle to install, as the cord needs to be buried.

Rustic lampposts, pendant lights
If you're looking to make more of a statement with your outdoor lighting, using large lampposts and other stationary light fixtures - instead of small walkway lights - could do the trick. Installing a set of repurposed antique lampposts in your front yard, or an eye-catching pendant light on your porch, can go a long way in dressing up your home's curb appeal, Houzz noted. This can help to heighten the overall look of your property and significantly add to the landscaping design, as numerous models are currently available to homeowners. In addition, modern technology can allow you to control the features' intensity with a switch inside your home, or use a timer to make sure that they turn on - and off - at reasonable hours every day. 

Concealed spotlights
‚ÄčInterested in showing off your home's Victorian-style paint job? Want to highlight its unique exterior accents? You might want to consider purchasing a set of chic residential spotlights. These can easily be hidden away from view within your landscaping scheme, and serve to shine a light on your home or other focal points, which can create an attractive aesthetic and make the property appear more stately, Better Homes and Gardens reported. Additionally, if you ever choose to list your home for sale, this could help to advertise the house to prospective buyers, since its cosmopolitan look will be easy to spot in the dark and potentially attract a large number of hopeful homeowners.

Ready to incorporate creative lighting solutions into your home's exterior appearance? Poli Mortgage Group can help you to finance the necessary costs without depleting your savings. Since its founding in 2001, the trusted firm's knowledgeable Loan Officers have provided more than 40,000 clients up and down the East Coast with incredibly low rates and affordable mortgages. To learn more about the organization's many products and services, call 866-353-7654 today.

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