When we think of curb appeal, we all think of things that you can easily see in the daylight hours. How do you make your home have curb appeal when it is dark outside? By carefully distributed lighting! Here are some areas where you can add some extra curb appeal to your home in the dark.
Landscape Luxury - Using lighting for pathways and doorways have a specific function. Your landscaping has a specific function as well--to make your home have lovely curb appeal. But, your landscaping isn't generally in pathways or up by the door! Using lighting in your landscaping can show it's beauty when it is dark as well. Find ways to highlight your landscape's best features with lights.
Keep it Warm - Lighting under the soffits, lighting directed at the house around the parameter and beautiful sconces by the door or garage can add some charm to your home. However be sure to use warm lighting to help things feel inviting. Cool bright lights won't bring that same soft, homey feeling you are trying to achieve.
Light it Up - You may have some beautiful, majestic trees that can't be seen when it is dark outside! If you up-light those trees' canopies you can allow the night time passers by to see just how beautiful that tree is as well. If you have a specific feature of your home that you want to stand out, make sure they are highlighted with light. Along with that, if you have something like carriage lights on your property, be sure that they light every night on cue or that they are on when you want guests to arrive. Nothing like having gorgeous lights that don't work.
Time it Right - A great way to be sure that your lights all come on when they are supposed to is to have things on timers. This will ensure that your home lights up when it's supposed to all the time and shows its beauty.
If you don't know how to light things up the best, there are landscaping designers or lighting designers that can help you choose the right lighting and help you with installation as well. Another benefit of using lighting around your home at night is that it deters people from snooping around in the dark easily around your home as well as those who might break in, since they are easily seen by the neighborhood!