Installing outdoor porch lighting provides several benefits to homeowners. These benefits include better nighttime visibility, increased safety, increased outdoor appeal, increased home value, and possible homeowner insurance benefits.
At Fusion Electric, our expert, professional, and experienced team provides this installation service to our Kansas City area customers.
For homeowners who are unsure if installing outdoor porch lighting is the right decision for their home, we’ve created this helpful guide to understanding the benefits of having outdoor porch lighting installed.
Better Nighttime Visibility
If you find yourself stumbling in the dark between your car and the door of your home, consider investing in lighting up your porch area. Porch lighting improves the overall access to your home at night when coming home from work, bringing in groceries, making sure your children safely walk inside, etc.
Increasing nighttime visibility outside your home is also a great way to enjoy the outdoor areas of your home during events and gatherings. It allows for safer and improved nighttime navigation of your home’s exterior for your guests and offers an enjoyable space to convene on warm summer nights.
Benefits of Having Outdoor Porch Lighting Installed: Increased Safety
Porch lighting can also offer increased safety for your household. A would-be intruder may think twice about entering a home with a lit-up porch as it decreases anonymity and increases the risk that someone from inside the home, across the street, or next door will spot the intruder.
Prevention is always preferable to having to intervene in a dangerous situation, and as such, lighting up your home’s exterior can offer a great preventative tool for reducing the risk of home invasions.
A lit porch also increases the overall safety of simply navigating your home’s exterior and pathways at night. It’s all too easy to trip over an object, run into something, or miss a step in the dark. With a lit porch, you can reduce the risk of nighttime injury for yourself and your family.
Porch lighting can add to the curb appeal of your home. A lit porch can help showcase outdoor garden or pathway features, or beautiful elements of your porch such as a swing, statues, or potted plants. Many homeowners take pride in their homes’
Appearance and an increased curb appeal can make your home feel more welcoming, inviting, and warmer to guests.
Consider the custom of keeping a porch lit during Halloween to communicate an invitation to trick-or-treaters to knock on your home, and an unlit porch communicating the opposite. If you want to increase the warmth and welcoming feel of your home, porch lighting will certainly do that.
Benefits of Having Outdoor Porch Lighting Installed: Increased Home Value and Better Insurance Rates
Homeowners often look for ways to increase their home’s value and secure better homeowner insurance rates. Installing porch lighting can achieve both of these goals. Many insurance companies will provide better rates to homeowners with porch lighting as it reduces the risk of home invasions, theft, and injury.
According to the National Association of Home Buyers, over 40% of buyers responded in a survey that the exterior lighting of a home is an essential feature for prospective listings. Well-lit, thoughtfully designed exterior lighting can potentially increase a home’s value by up to 20%.
If you’re looking for a simple way to potentially increase your home’s value and secure better insurance rates, we recommend installing porch lighting.
Call In the Pros at Fusion Electric
Increased visibility, safety, curb appeal, home value, and better insurance rates are all excellent motivations for calling in an electrician to install beautiful lighting for your porch. If you live in the Kansas City area, call us today at Fusion Electric and be on your way to having outdoor porch lighting installed for your home.