Lighting is a critical feature of any rental home. The style, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can influence the success of your rental properties in Hampton. The right lighting might seem insignificant, but residents want to rent homes that are sufficiently and efficiently lit. Adequate lighting helps a rental home seem welcoming, adds security, and can even lead to lower utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now conveniently available, it is easy for property owners to get the ones that are profitable for their properties and residents.
When considering the multiple lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start is by completely updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, or ugly lighting fixtures can be a deterrent for potential residents. This is because they may see it as an indicator that the owner is not willing to perform regular upgrades to the home. This is especially true if there are any faulty or broken lights in the home. Residents need to know that the rental home is being maintained to feel confident enough to stay for a long time.
In addition to simple maintenance, there are many types of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the broad variety of energy efficient lighting makes it a great choice for owners. Hampton residents will be happy with the lower utility bills, and owners can make their rental homes safer. Decorative touches and efficient functions are included in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
Besides the type of lighting, the placement and number of lighting fixtures is another important consideration. Safety conscious residents may want more exterior lighting, mainly over each entrance and in dark corners. For example, outfitting a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel more protection and give an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include creating numerous layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and incorporating ceiling fans to bedrooms. These seemingly insignificant changes can give an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
While there are many options to take your pick from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to use quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment. At Real Property Management Seacoast New Hampshire, we can help you find the very good balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties recently updated and well-maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 603-343-2202 for still more information about our property management services.
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