The front porch of your house is the first thing people see as they approach your home, and it’s important to have warm, inviting light that welcomes them. You also want to be sure that you have enough lighting so that your house feels secure and that you feel safe when you come home after the sun has set. At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we have a fantastic selection of outdoor lighting that is perfect for the front of your home.
New Lighting Options
If you’ve lived in your house for a few years, you may have taken the time to update the interior lighting, and your kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms might have modern fixtures that look fantastic. When was the last time you looked at your outdoor fixtures? If your front porch has outdated lighting, it could be time to replace those old, worn fixtures with contemporary options. You can greatly improve the curb appeal of your home while also adding more illumination to the front of your property.
You’ll want to balance your porch lighting with landscape fixtures, as you don’t want your front entry to be too bright. It’s good to balance light and shadow to add more dramatic effect to the exterior of your home, and you’ll want to be sure there’s enough light along the sidewalk and steps so that people can safely approach your front door. Your exterior lights can highlight unique architectural features of your home, such as arches, alcoves, and other design elements.
Another reason why homeowners update their front porch lighting is for improved security. A single flush-mount fixture may not provide enough light, and if you have to park on the street and walk up to your front door after the sun has gone down, you may not feel safe as you approach the house. A new overhead fixture on the porch or a post lantern placed next to your sidewalk can add more light, helping you feel safer every single night.
Light When You’re Away
Your outdoor lighting also provides security when you’re out of town. Putting your lights on timers will turn them on every night, and you can set them to turn off after a certain number of hours. That way, you’re not leaving the lights on for days on end while you’re gone, which means a lower utility bill. If some of your outdoor fixtures aren’t compatible with timers, or you want more precise control over your exterior lighting, our experts can help.
If you’re thinking about updating the lighting on your front porch, or you have ideas for how to improve the lighting in other parts of your front yard, visit our Cincinnati showroom today. We can help you come up with the perfect design and find the ideal fixtures for each spot. Guests will be amazed every time they come to visit, and you’ll feel safe every time you pull into your driveway.