Lighting is an essential feature of any rental home. The type, number, and quality of the light fixtures inside and out can contribute directly to the success of your Redmond rental properties. This is because residents want to rent homes that are lit properly and efficiently even if lighting might not seem important. Sufficient lighting provides a rental home with an appealing atmosphere, enhances security, and might even help reduce utility bills. It is now easy for property owners to find the best ones for their properties and residents with the great variety of lighting options available.
When thinking about the various lighting options for your rental property, the greatest starting point is simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, tacky, damaged, or otherwise, unpleasant lighting fixtures can put off prospective residents because it appears that the owner is unwilling to perform basic upgrades to the home on a regular basis. This is particularly true if the home has nonfunctional or broken lights. Residents want to see that all elements of the rental home are being monitored and maintained in order to feel content enough to stay for a long time.
There are increasing options in the area of energy efficient lighting aside from basic maintenance. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the property’s exterior, the extensive range of available styles and applications make energy efficient lighting a solid option for homeowners. Redmond residents will love the cheaper utility bills, and owners can improve their rental properties’ safety. Decorative touches and efficient function are combined in a lot of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another important consideration besides choosing the best type of lighting matching your needs. Safety-conscious residents might ask for more exterior lighting, mainly over each entrance and in dark areas. For example, adding a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will make residents feel safer and provide an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include having several layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and installing ceiling fans in bedrooms. These small features can give an upgraded feel to the whole rental home.
While it may seem that there are endless options to pick from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose great, simple fixtures that will boost your investment’s value beyond the original cost. At Real Property Management Eclipse, we can help you get the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties well-maintained and up-to-date. Please contact us online or call us at 425-209-0252 for more information about our property management services.
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