The garage of a home typically holds a man’s most important treasures, his car, his tools, his lawn mower, his boat, maybe even his man cave. But, when’s the last time you thought about the outside of your garage and how it effects your home’s property value and security? For those in the market for a new home, much of the browsing is done in the evening after work. The garage can play a major role in a home’s curb appeal. Lack of garage lighting might be appealing to some. But not the kind of people you want around your home: intruders and thieves! Landscape lighting is essential for your home’s design appeal as well as security.
Garage Lighting Design
A best case scenario would be a family building their home and still being in the construction process while reaching out. Our team would be able to assist with planning for the fixtures and where they might be placed before concrete is down and finalized home design plans are in place. Our landscape lighting designer is able to work closely with your home’s designer and contractor to achieve the perfect landscape lighting system for your property. You may be used to seeing coach lighting used for your home’s garage. Instead, you might want to consider uplighting, to show off the gorgeous stone or brick upgrades you paid for to surround that garage. L-shaped homes utilizing this type of garage lighting do an excellent job at highlighting the best of their home’s architectural features. Another scenario would be a homeowner wanting to incorporate garage lighting into their existing home and their existing landscape lighting design. Often, the garage is viewed as a separate entity from the home. When it comes to landscape lighting and illuminating your garage, you want a lighting design plan that works in harmony, with each light having a purpose and working to achieve a balance in your home’s lighting.
Garage Lighting Security
We all want our garage to be a safe space. It does house some of a man’s most prized possessions after all. Installing garage lighting can greatly assist with deterring thieves and mischief around your property. If your home is in a mature and established neighborhood, you might take advantage of using lighting in trees near your garage to achieve this. Other techniques include uplighting, downlighting, and even path lighting depending on the positioning of your home in relation to your garage. Coming home late in the evening from a long trip, the last thing you want to worry about is stumbling into your home blindly. Feel secure with a direct path inside by using garage lighting. This way, you won’t have to worry about your loved ones or your possessions housed in the garage even after you are inside for the night.
Prestige Outdoor Lighting would love to assist with your garage lighting project. Our experienced design team can work with your existing landscape lighting and make additions to create the perfect balance. We are also prepared to help homeowners in the process of building their new home who want to show off their garage or increase the security in all aspects of their home. If you are ready to take the next steps for your home’s garage lighting, give us a call at 910-754-5483.