The New Year is just days away, and with i’s arrival comes the time to make your annual New Year’s resolution. Choosing a resolution, or goal to achieve within the coming year is the easy part, all good intentions aside keeping and fulfilling it can be much more difficult. According to research conducted by Proactive Change 40%- 45% of Americans will make one or more resolutions this year. This same data also indicates that only 75% of those Americans will still be sticking to succeeding in their goal past the first week, and after 6 months only 46% will still be on track. Making a New Year’s resolution is one thing, but sticking to it to reach your inspired goal is quite another. I believe that this is due in part to the fact that most resolutions we set are too difficult, this year why not make a resolution that is easily accessible? Resolving to make your home and landscape a safer, more secure and beautiful place to live is a great resolution and is easy with the addition of outdoor lighting.
Outdoor lighting adds many benefits to your home. From strengthening your homes curb appeal to thwarting off would-be burglars. A home and landscape that is charming by day will become dazzling in the evening by adding outdoor lighting. Here is just a few of the reasons to make outdoor lighting the one New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep.
1) An end to coming home each night to a dark house – this alone is reason enough to install professional outdoor lighting at your home. Dark and dimly lit areas around your home and within your landscape leave you open to unsavory activity. In the evening, darkness and fear of the unknown go hand-in-hand. If security is a concern outdoor lighting is critical. Having ample lighting around doorways, rear entrances of the home, garages and carports can help create a secure environment when entering your home and leaving. This security can be taken even a step further by adding LCA, (Lighting Control Animation), which can ensure your lights will be on whenever you need them. This convenient automation even allows you to control your outdoor lighting from remote locations.
2) Being able to entertain outdoors past sundown – have you ever had a summer barbecue on your deck or patio and just when the party gets rolling you have to cut it short because of the lack of light? By adding outdoor lighting in and around your outdoor spaces, this will never have to happen again. You can entertain into the wee hours if you wish with no worry of interrupting the treasured memories you will be creating with family and friends.
3) Your kids won’t have to run from imaginary monsters anymore – Admit it, even as an adult your imagination wanders when you are forced to venture outdoors in the dark. Professionally installed landscape and path lighting will put an end to the creepy feeling that can overcome you when you venture to areas within your landscape at night. From getting the forgotten bike out of the driveway, to retrieving the expensive iPod that was left next to the kids swing set, you will feel more aware and more secure of your surroundings with outdoor lighting.
4) A great way to make a lasting first impression – the first place to begin creating a warm and welcoming entrance to your home is with outdoor lighting. Path lighting in particular gently illuminates the path to your front door in an effective way to create ambiance and set the mood for things to come. Architectural and facade lighting that makes your homes most beautiful features come to life will lead the eye to drink in the unique characteristics of your home too. When guests remember visiting your home for the first time, a lasting impression of beauty and a welcoming atmosphere will enter their minds when you have professional outdoor lighting.
5) Fall in love with your home and landscape all over again – seeing your home and landscape in a whole new way, with the right outdoor lighting can make you fall in love with your home and landscape over and over again for years to come. One wonderful aspect of having outdoor lighting and especially landscape lighting, is the beauty of seeing your surroundings change with the seasons. From the gold and amber hues of autumn, to the greens and blooming buds of spring and summer, your home and yard will transform into something new and beautiful with the arrival of each season.
By taking all the positive benefits of outdoor lighting into account you will see that resolving to add outdoor lighting goes much further than just making your home “another pretty face”. The added safety and security that comes along with professional outdoor lighting will also deliver peace of mind to you and your family. Let us get you started on the fast track to making your New Year’s resolution a success this year. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638
From our families to yours, we would also like to wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!