Would you like to illuminate your patio or pool area? Or perhaps you have other landscape lighting ideas for your outdoor living spaces. If you’re looking for more landscape lighting ideas, then you may be interested in the results from the “2017 U.S. Houzz Landscaping Trends Study.”
According to the Houzz survey, nearly 50% of homeowners are planning to update their lighting while making outdoor renovations. About 73% of these homeowners are choosing to install LED lights for these spaces. You may also be interested in these long-lasting lights to illuminate your backyard, front, or side yards.
There are a variety of benefits to using LED rather than other types of lighting. LEDs, for example, just use 15% of the energy that is required by standard halogen lights. Furthermore, they provide approximately 85% more illumination than standard lighting.
Were you aware that outdoor lighting can increase your home’s curb appeal? The Houzz survey showed that 16% of homeowners believed that lighting was the most important front yard feature to create in inviting space. When you have quality landscaping and other interesting features in your front yard, the entire neighborhood will likely enjoy passing by your home. If you’re planning to put your house on the market, this can also be a significant selling factor.
You may also be interested to know that a survey released by the National Association of Home Builders revealed how important lighting is to prospective home buyers. Their annual “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey showed that 41% of the participants indicated that exterior lighting was an “essential/must-have” feature.
In 2016, the homeowners that upgraded the lighting in their outdoor spaces chose a variety of different treatments. The Houzz survey participants chose to add or upgrade lighting in these areas:
- Path, post, or bollard lights: 58%
- Deck, step, or rail lights: 41%
If you’re still looking for outdoor lighting tips, why not consult with a professional lighting expert and landscape designer? In 2016, for example, 73% of homeowners decided to hire a professional for these and other outdoor projects. When you consult with and hire a professional, they will be able to create the space that you envision.