Lighting is an important part of any rental property. The number, type, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly affect your rental properties’ success in Statesville. This is because lighting might appear like a minor aspect in a rental home, but residents want rental homes that are appropriately and efficiently lit. Adequate lighting creates an appealing ambiance in a rental home, improves security, and can even help lower utility bills. With the wide assortment of lighting options on the market now, it is easy for property owners to find the ones that are suitable for their residents and properties.
When considering the many lighting options for your rental property, the best place to begin is just by updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Tacky, cheap, broken, or otherwise unpleasant lighting fixtures can be a huge deterrent for potential residents as they might think it shows that the owner doesn’t want to regularly perform basic home upgrades. This is especially true if there are lights in the home that are nonfunctional or damaged. Residents should see that every aspect of the rental home is being maintained and supervised in order to feel happy enough to stay longer.
On top of basic maintenance, the options are growing in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the exterior of the home, the wide range of applications and styles available make energy efficient lighting a good option for property owners. Statesville residents are going to love the cheaper utility bills, while owners can provide improved security for their rental properties. Decorative touches and efficient function are combined in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The number and placement of lighting fixtures is another vital consideration along with choosing the best type of lighting for your needs. Safety-conscious residents might want more exterior lighting, particularly over every entrance and in dark spots. For instance, putting a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel more protected and set up an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include installing multiple layers of lighting in kitchens or bigger rooms and adding ceiling fans to bedrooms. These minor features can give the entire rental home an upgraded feel.
Though it may appear like there are endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose quality, simple fixtures that are going to add value to your investment beyond the initial cost. At Real Property Management Value, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties current and properly maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 704-230-4074 for more information regarding our property management services.