When we are installing our landscape lighting for our customers in Cincinnati, OH we get a lot of questions about how the outdoor lighting will increase the value of their home. Some people believe it will not increase the price, some think it will greatly raise the price. But what is the real answer?
The true answer is yes, it does increase the value of the home as it is much more than planting a few flowers around the home. It also increases the value of structural features like fences, fire pits, swimming pools, and other lighted areas. We highly recommend that any homeowner invest 15% of the home’s value in its landscaping.
When driving through any suburbs at night the home that stands out the most is the one with outdoor landscape lighting. It is hard to notice other landscape features during the night, but the lighting makes the house stand out on its own. Do prospective buyers ever check out a home at night before buying? Yes they do!
Outdoor landscape lighting increases the value of the home by 10-20%. It is the same as remodeling parts of the home and expecting specific returns. A full landscape remodel design and implemented outdoor lighting plan is well worth the investment when it is time to sell the home.