Lighting is an important part of any rental home. The style, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and outside can affect the success of your rental properties in Spring Valley. Lighting might seem like an unimportant feature, but residents want to rent homes that are appropriately and efficiently lit. Adequate lighting makes a rental home feel welcoming, amplifies security, and can even reduce utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now offered, it is easy for property owners to decide on the ones that will work for their properties and residents.
When considering the various lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start is by updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, or otherwise unsightly lighting fixtures can deter future residents because they may see it as evidence that the owner is unwilling to make essential upgrades to the home on a regular basis. This is particularly true if there are any broken lights in the home. Residents need to see that every feature of the rental home is being maintained for them to feel comfortable enough to stay for a long time.
On top of basic maintenance, there are many choices in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the broad range of styles and uses make energy efficient lighting a good choice for property owners. Spring Valley residents will be happy with the lower utility bills, and owners can make their rental homes safer. Decorative touches and efficient function are both part of many energy efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another important area to pay attention to. Safety conscious residents may want more exterior lighting, particularly over each entrance and in dark corners. For example, putting up a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel safer and add an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include adding several layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and installing ceiling fans to bedrooms. These small upgrades can improve the feel of the entire home.
While there are kinds of lighting to choose from, the best strategy is to single out quality, simple fixtures that will increase value to your investment over and above the initial cost. At Realevate Specialists, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties updated and well-maintained. Please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.
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