Lighting is a principal element of any rental home. The type, quantity, and quality of the light fixtures inside and out can contribute outright to your Acworth rental properties’ success. This is because although lighting might seem like an unimportant feature, residents want to rent homes that are correctly and efficiently lit. Good lighting produces an attractive feel to a rental home, enhances security, and can even help to decrease utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now available, it is easy for property owners to pick the ones that are good for their properties and residents.
When thinking about the numerous lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start would be simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, defective, crude, or otherwise unattractive lighting fixtures can be the main obstacle for potential residents because they may view it as a hint that the owner is reluctant to carry out fundamental upgrades to the home on a periodic basis. This is even truer if there are broken or nonfunctional lights in the property. Residents should see that every element of the rental home is being supervised and maintained in order to feel comfortable enough to stay in the rental home longer.
On top of basic maintenance, your options in the area of energy efficient lighting are growing. 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. Acworth residents will relish the lower utility bills, and owners can offer better safety for their rental homes. Ornamental touches and efficient function are combined in a lot of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The number and placement of lighting fixtures is another important consideration along with choosing the best type of lighting for your needs. Safety-conscious residents might want more exterior lighting, especially over each entrance and in dark corners of the yard. For instance, adding a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel safer and provide an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Another example is installing multiple layers of lighting in large rooms like kitchens and placing ceiling fans in bedrooms. These minor details can give the entire rental home an upgraded feel.
While there are seemingly endless options to pick from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to pick quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment past the initial cost. At Real Property Management East Cobb, 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 770-622-5657 for more information about our property management services.
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