Residential landscape lighting is a great way to stage your home. Selling property can be difficult, particularly if it is of appreciable size or has extensive grounds or a large garden. If there are other properties for sale in your area, it is always important to impress more than they do if you want to clinch a sale.
Home Staging Tips
Home staging can be easy or hard work. The work involved in staging your home for sale depends on its condition, its location and the unique features it possesses. Of all the home staging tips people will give you, the one you should pay most attention to is to focus on its unique or most attractive features.
Sometimes your potential buyers will have made their decisions before they open the entrance door. That’s because you have made the property look so attractive from the outside that they will gladly buy it and fix any internal issues themselves.
This is not easy to achieve, but you can make it easier if you arrange most viewings in the evening – though that alone is not always easy to achieve! Not only will your outdoor lighting work better, but yours may be the last property they are viewing after a long day! With property viewing, first impressions count but the last viewed sticks longer in the mind!
Residential Landscape Lighting
There are many different forms of outdoor lighting you can use to show off your home, and residential landscape lighting is just one of them. This includes emphasizing its beauty by the use of light. We will discuss the building itself shortly, but for now let’s discuss first impressions. They definitely count. You have heard about curb appeal. With large houses we are discussing not so much curb appeal but the appeal of the entrance to your home.
If you have a long driveway from the gate to the structure of your home, perhaps passing through gardens or landscaped grounds at either side of the drive, then landscape lighting can work wonders for ‘curb appeal.’ You can use landscape lighting to enhance the beauty of specific features, such as a fountain, rose garden or clumps of bushes or trees.
Focus Outdoor Lighting on Specific Objects
Imagine the appearance of magnolias in full bloom, accented using artistically designed lighting to enhance the beauty of the blooms. Perhaps a fountain with its spray of water glittering in the glow of artificial moonlight, or a pond with colored lights playing gently on the surface. Perhaps poetic, but extremely attractive and impressive nonetheless.
You can use accent lighting on other features of your home such as a pool or summer house. A gazebo can look completely natural with a glow beneath the roof and soft green lights around its perimeter. You can use lights to accent individual trees or even your pool. Stage your pool using blue lighting to make the water appear more attractive.
Highlight Individual Features
Highlight the perimeter of paths and walkways, not just make them safer, but also to stage them and make your property appear more extensive. Driveway lighting looks impressive, staging the entrance to home to appear more attractive. Home staging involves imagination and an understanding of the best features of your home and its surroundings.
As for the building itself. Pick out its most attractive features using spotlights or by installing soft lighting around them to highlight them. Highlight balconies, for example. Potential buyers often miss many of the more attractive features of your home because they generally do not have a lot of time outside to spot them. Residential landscape lighting can be used to highlight the best features of your home and its grounds
Potential buyers can drive along a street and park. They can, and do, check out a property from their car. They get time to check over the external appearance of a home. If they have along driveway to negotiate, their eyes will be mainly on the grounds, and once they get to your door they will often be too self-conscious to be seen studying your home.
Summary: Using Landscape Lighting to Stage Your Home
Make it easy for your buyers. Highlight the best features of your property with landscape lighting. That is easy to achieve at dusk and later, because your carefully situated outdoor lighting will be more effective. You will be able to show prospective buyers what you want them to see.
Residential landscape lighting is a very clever way of staging your home in a unique fashion that practically forces visitors to see the most attractive features of your property and grounds. That makes it more likely for you to clinch a sale without too much haggling over price. Persuading prospective buyers to purchase your home at your price is what home staging is all about. Residential landscape lighting can help you achieve that with expert home staging techniques.
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