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Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic Appeal and Functionality with Outdoor Lighting

illuminated walkwayWhat does your landscape lighting look like? Does it serve the function its intended for? Perhaps you would like more lighting because you enjoy entertaining, or want to spend more time on your patio with your family. As spring approaches, it makes now a great time to think about any additions or upgrades you want to make to your Chelmsford, MA outdoor lighting.

Aesthetic appeal is certainly important, it’s only natural that you want your outdoor lighting to look nice. But equally (if not more) important is how functional your landscape lighting is. Lighting just for lighting’s sake is okay, but not really a great economic decision. You could be unduly wasting energy, and subsequently wasting money too. So, what should you be considering, as far as outdoor lighting functionality is concerned?

Household Safety

Consider your walkways leading to your home. So long as they’re well-lit, you’ll never need to worry about elderly or otherwise compromised guests tripping or slipping on your property because they couldn’t see where they were going.

Something like zoned lighting is a great way to brighten up the areas of your yard and landscaping where you’ll be entertaining or spending your time. You might want this in areas like your patio, deck, garden, pool area, or outdoor seating area.

Home Security

The best way to guard your home is with a professionally installed home security system. However there are other steps you can take, such as installing the right type of outdoor lighting. A well-lit house is a lot less likely to be burglarized than a dark one. One, because a burglar could assume that nobody is home in a dark house. But also, a burglar doesn’t want to draw attention to themselves, which is bound to happen with a well-lit household!

Improved Comfort and Space

The right type of outdoor lighting can give an illusion of a larger space. This is mostly true indoors, but absolutely can apply to outdoor settings as well. For instance, if you have a deck or patio with seating on a balcony, outdoor lighting can be used to visually extend the area and brighten up the space to draw more attention to it.

Lawn Décor

Want to highlight your pink flamingos? Alright, that’s probably not what you have it mind—but if it is that’s okay! What we’re suggesting, though, is installing uplights around your landscaping in areas that will pull the eye to areas you want to highlight in your yard. You might also consider “mood” lighting along the exterior of your home, and low voltage lightings to highlight planting areas.

Our team is happy to discuss your outdoor lighting options with you, giving you our professional recommendation on what will look good, what will serve you well, and what your electrical system can handle. Plus should we find that you need an electrical panel upgrade to handle additional lighting, we can help with that too! The right outdoor lighting can save you energy, and also increase the curb appeal of your home should you decide to put it on the market.

Contact the friendly technicians at Ryan Gath Electric for exceptional customer service!

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