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.


4. Make a statement.

Lighting should stand out even when off, Gidding says.

“I don’t want the lighting to just be seen 12 hours a day. I want it to be seen all the time. That way, it really becomes a feature on the house,” he says. “Don’t shy away from scale. Put something big and bold up there.

Pictured: For homes with a more modern look, the new Pier 60 series from LBL Lighting adds texture using a metal grid of beams in varying sizes. A replaceable 9.6W LED module illuminates the fixture, creating a visually interesting interplay of light and shadow. 

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