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Outdoor Recessed Lighting: Ultimate Curb Appeal?

by Kuhrich on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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There are many ways to make your home more appealing to those shopping for a new home. The lawn and garden are a big way that homeowners increase their so-called “curb appeal,” as the greenery of your home jumps out immediately, and its beauty – along with the obvious care put into it – can really stick into a potential home buyer’s mind. However, there are other, lower-maintenance ways to catch the viewer’s attention; for example, there is outdoor recessed lighting, long considered a great way to increase curb appeal while still providing a practical, if low-cost, benefit.

The Problem of Curb Appeal

The main problem that you’re going to run into as you try to sell your home is that potential buyers will have difficulty noticing your house and, even when they do, they may struggle to really remember it. After all, it’s just one house among hundreds in the neighborhood; what could possibly set it apart and help it to really stick in their mind as something they want to consider buying? This is where recessed lighting comes in. The effect is twofold: first of all, it provides light for you during the darker hours of the day, so that it is safer and more enjoyable for you during the night hours. More importantly, vis-a-vis curb appeal, your house is adequately lit so that viewers can see your home in greater detail at any hour of the day.

The Showroom of the Road

Think of a showroom, where cars or other high-end products are displayed. The room is always lit brightly so that no matter what, you can always make out all of the most minute details on the products being shown. The same is true of your house; you have to think of it as a product that needs to be shown off. People respond to seeing products advertised to them, to seeing them displayed. Recessed lighting is perfect for that; it lights a space without drawing attention to the source of the lighting, making the object being lit the important part.

Ultimately, what you want is for the person viewing your home to be drawn in, to remember the house, and to want to explore it further. Recessed lighting is one of the best ways to accomplish this!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com