Have you ever looked at property, maybe you're not actually moving and just like to be nosey, or maybe you're trying to sell your own home. You look at every aspect of the house, every little nook and cranny both inside the house and out in the garden. A garden is a large part of what makes your house a home so it's got to look nice. But what makes it look nice, does having lighting in your garden make your property more sellable…let's see.
An article in the Telegraph suggested that because the majority of viewings take place in the afternoon/evening, having some garden lighting would make a really good impression. It would allow potential buyers to actually see the garden and to show that it is a usable space, it might help them imagine what sort of life they could live there. The parties they could have, the family BBQ's or even just being able to come in from a long day at work and sit outside and relax. Not many people sit in the garden in the dark now do they?
So if you're looking to sell your home and want to have that extra upper hand, visit our website to see our brilliant range of low voltage garden lighting.
What kind of lighting should I pick?
These days there are so many options for garden lighting; solar, battery, high voltage, low voltage and so many more. Solar lighting is great for a temporary solution, it's cheaper than the rest but can be unreliable and generally won't last as long as something that's mains powered. Unfortunately, with solar lights you are relying on the weather providing a great amount of light in order for your lights to work.
Low voltage lighting is simple yet effective and extremely safe. At the Garden Light Shop we offer a 12 volt garden lighting system which can be plugged in to the mains. Using one of our transformers will create a low voltage output so you won't have to worry about any little fingers handling it. This is one of the main reasons we offer a low voltage system, it's extremely safe for everyone. The hardest part about garden lighting is selecting which lights you would like, what kind of atmosphere would you like to create. Are the lights for decorative or practical purposes? Once you have selected the right lighting it can make a huge difference.
What do the experts say?
Research by Phillips Lighting has reported that 71% of people across Europe agree that outdoor lighting adds to the overall atmosphere of a home and that around half of Europeans are more likely to purchase a home that has outdoor lighting over those that don't. Outdoor lighting seems to add that little extra touch to a home, a touch that could potentially help you sell your home.
Phil Spencer, property guru and presenter of popular TV show Location, Location, Location, has suggested that adding outdoor lighting can add 2% to the value of the house. Now that may not seem like a lot at first glance but it definitely makes a difference.
Many of those who are looking to move house don't really want to be spending loads of extra money on something that they probably won't get to enjoy. With our system there is something for every kind of budget, from a basic spotlight to a designer post light. What's great about it is that it's so easy to adapt but also pick up and take with you. You don't need to feel like it's something you won't be able to use because once it's added that extra touch and sold the house, you can pick up the lighting and take it with you.
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