Lighting is an important element in any rental home. The quality, type, and quantity of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly contribute to the success of your rental properties in Brookland. This is because even though lighting might appear like a small feature, residents want rental homes that are lit correctly and efficiently. Abundant lighting creates an appealing feel in a rental home, boosts security, and can even reduce utility bills. It is now easy for property owners to get the best ones for their properties and residents with the wide variety of available lighting options.
When considering the various lighting options for your rental property, the best starting point is simply updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, tasteless, or otherwise unappealing lighting fixtures can significantly deter prospective residents as they may see it as a sign that the owner is opposed to regularly performing basic upgrades to the home. This is particularly true if the home has any broken or nonfunctional lights. Residents want to make sure that every part of the rental home is being supervised and maintained so as to feel content enough to stay long term.
There are increasing options in the area of energy efficient lighting other than basic maintenance. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the exterior of the home, the comprehensive range of styles and applications available make energy efficient lighting a solid opportunity for property owners. Brookland residents will enjoy the reduced utility bills, and owners can improve their rental homes’ safety. 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, particularly over each 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 provide 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 details can give the entire rental home an upgraded feel.
While it might seem that there are endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose great, simple fixtures that will boost your investment’s value beyond the initial cost. At Real Property Management DC Metro, we can help you achieve the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties well-maintained and up-to-date. Please contact us online or call us at 202-269-0303 for additional information about our property management services.
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