Lighting is a crucial part of any rental home. The type, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly affect the success of your Fergus Falls rental properties. Although lighting may seem like a minute detail, residents want to rent homes that are appropriately and efficiently lit. Ample lighting adds security, gives a warm feeling to a rental home, and could even help lower utility bills. With the number of lighting options available now, it is easy for homeowners to get ones that are suitable 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, tacky, broken, or otherwise unappealing lighting fixtures can be a huge deterrent for potential residents as they might think it is a sign that the owner doesn’t want to regularly perform basic home upgrades. This is particularly true if there are lights in the home that are nonfunctional or broken. Residents should see that every element of the rental home is being supervised and maintained to feel happy enough to stay in the home for a long time.
There are increasing options in the area of energy efficient lighting besides basic maintenance. 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. Fergus Falls residents will love the reduced utility bills, and owners can improve their rental homes’ safety. Decorative touches and efficient function are combined in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
Along with picking the best type of lighting for your needs, the placement and amount of lighting fixtures is another important consideration. Safety-conscious residents might want more exterior lighting, especially over each entrance and in dark corners. 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. Other examples include having multiple layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and adding ceiling fans to bedrooms. These little details can give an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
While there are seemingly endless options to pick from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to pick superior, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment past the initial cost. At Real Property Management Optimum, we can help you get 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 612-730-8293 for further information about our property management services.