Five Ways to Use Lighting to Increase a Home's Curb Appeal
May 4, 2012 - 4:32pm
HGTV's John Gidding offers his advice on how to help homeowners use outdoor lighting to spruce up a home's exterior.



1. Match your finishes.

When it comes to lighting and other features of a home’s exterior, little details — like finishes — can make a big difference.

“Around the front door, the metal finishes on the lighting, house numbers and door hardware should all match,” Gidding says. “It gives the impression of a well-designed and well-thought-out place that makes a great first impression."

Pictured: Part of Robert Abbey’s new outdoor collection, the Z560 outdoor pendant is a fresh take on a traditional shape that would complement many home styles. 

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