Every homeowner wants great curb appeal, but not every homeowner knows how to accomplish it. There’s an art to curb appeal. Try too hard, and your house looks gaudy. Don’t try hard enough and you’re not doing your home justice. You need to find a happy medium, and one of the easiest things you can do is add new garage door lighting.
New lighting will add style and security to your home without costing a fortune or taking too much of your time.
Here are a few ideas you can use to dress up your garage and increase your home’s curb appeal.
Change Your Existing Fixtures of your Garage Door Area
This is the quickest, cheapest way to update your garage door lighting.
If you’re like most people, then you have the garage fixtures that your homebuilder, or previous owner, used. Chances are they aren’t the most stylish of fixtures for this day and age.
So, why not update them?
Choose a fixture that complements your garage door and the building materials of the structure. For example, if you have a brick garage, cast-iron lighting looks amazing. A quick internet search will yield you tons of cool pictures and ideas for lighting.
Use Uplights for a Dramatic Difference
Uplights are lights that point upward from the ground. They are a great way to highlight the architectural features of your home and garage.
Use uplights to showcase masonry work, pillars, or landscaping that you want people to notice. These lights can take a few tries to get the positioning right, so contact a designer if you need help. It’ll be worth it.
Downlights Create a “Moon” Effect
If you search for ways to light your home, you’ll come across the phrase “moon effect.” This means that the lighting has a natural feel to it as if the light was cast by the moon.
Downlights help you achieve this look by mimicking the moon’s light. When done correctly, it gives the area around your garage a soft, natural feel that is welcoming. People who visit your house at night will love it, and you will, too.
Try Gas Lighting
If you have natural gas, this is a chance to impress. You can find gas lighting anywhere, and it can add a real touch of class to any garage.
The initial upgrade will require a professional and may cost you a bit, but it’s worth it to see flames dancing on a summer night.
Of course, there are also electrical fixtures that simulate the gas light if you don’t want the real thing. The best part is, no one will be able to tell the difference.
Garage Door Lighting Done Right
When you find the right fixtures, and look for your garage door lighting, you’ll love how much it improves your curb appeal. You can make certain features stand out or hide others so that your garage door stands out in style.
For more help on garage door lighting ideas, contact us any time.