Lighting is a necessary feature of any rental home. The style, quantity, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly affect the success of your rental properties in Dublin. This is because although lighting may seem like a minute detail, residents want to rent homes that are appropriately and efficiently lit. Ample lighting boosts security, adds an appealing feel to a rental home, and can even help lower utility bills. With a vast array of lighting options now available, it is easy for property owners to choose the ones that are great for their properties and residents.
When considering the numerous lighting options for your rental property, the best place to begin is just by updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, tawdry, broken, or otherwise unattractive lighting fixtures can deter potential residents as they may see it as a sign that the owner is not willing to do basic upgrades to the home regularly. That view of the owner is greatly reinforced especially if there are any broken lights in the home. Residents need to see that all aspects of the rental home are being monitored and maintained so that they feel comfortable enough to remain longer.
On top of basic maintenance, there are many options in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the extensive range of available styles and applications make energy efficient lighting a solid option for homeowners. Dublin residents will love the reduced utility bills, and owners can improve their rental homes’ safety. Ornamental touches and efficient function are combined in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
Along with choosing the type of lighting that best suit your needs, the placement and number of lighting fixtures is another significant consideration. Safety-conscious residents may want additional exterior lighting, mainly over each entrance and in dark areas. For example, installing a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help residents feel more secure 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 seemingly tiny things can lead to an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
Although there are seemingly endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best plan is to choose simple fixtures of good quality that will add value to your investment beyond the starting cost. At Real Property Management One, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties up-to-date and well-maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 925-794-8339 for more information about our property management services.
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