Installing landscape lighting is one of the most impactful things you can do for your home as far as improvement. This is not only because it creates a method of drawing attention to the beautiful and dramatic elements of your home when the sun goes down, but also because it is able to be accomplished for a fraction of what most home improvement projects will cost. When someone starts to put home improvement projects into play in order to improve their home for sale, they immediately start comparing the different projects as far as how much cost it will incur vs how much additional money can be charged for the house as a result of that installation. A new kitchen may cost 50k to do, but you may only be able to increase the sale price of the house by 45k after you do it. That means that it is not worth doing in order to sell your home, and you would be better off selling it as is. A new bathroom may cost 35k and only bring a return of 10k, which once again means it is not a good investment. The reason that landscape lighting is considered to be a great investment by almost everyone selling a home is that it creates a very dramatic and beautiful improvement and does it for a very low price.
The installation of landscape lighting will involve hiring a professional company to do so. Unless you understand low voltage lighting and the loads that electricity can deliver to the fixtures, it is not a good idea to attempt it yourself. This is because electricity degrades over time and distance, only allowing a full charge to be received by the fixtures at the end of the run if there is enough electricity left. If too many fixtures are installed along that run, or too much distance is covered from the point where the electricity enters the run to the point of mounting of the fixture, then the lights at that point will possibly be dimmer than those installed earlier in the run. This creates an unprofessional and unpleasing look that cannot be corrected without completely redoing the electrical run itself. Mistakes like this are costly, and not worth the risk of creating the unprofessional look. In order for you to get the most out of your investment, it is best to rely on the experience of the professionals who understand how to appropriately install the fixtures for maximum electrical load, but also how to do it in a way that is going to add the most drama. They will understand how to use walls and rocks, trees and the home itself to create a balanced and beautiful look. Once the sun goes down, your house will stand out among all the others, looking far more luxurious and well kept than those surrounding it. This way, the buyer gets the impression that the house is worth more, even if you didn’t spend a fortune making that happen.