Lighting is a crucial element of any rental home. The type, quantity, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly affect the success of your Alpharetta rental properties. This is because although lighting may not seem important, 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 reduce 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 thinking through your rental property’s various lighting options, the best place to start is by simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, damaged, tacky, or otherwise unpleasant lighting fixtures can be a massive deterrent for prospective residents because they might think it indicates that the owner is unwilling to do basic home upgrades on a regular basis. This is even truer if the property has broken or nonfunctional lights. Residents need to see that all aspects of the rental home are being monitored and maintained so that they can feel happy enough to remain longer.
There are growing options in the area of energy efficient lighting besides 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 option for property owners. Alpharetta residents will enjoy the lower utility bills, and owners can improve their rental homes’ security. Ornamental touches and efficient function are combined in a lot of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another significant consideration besides choosing the best type of lighting for your needs. Safety-conscious residents may want additional exterior lighting, mainly over each entrance and in dark corners. For example, adding a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard is going to make 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 installing ceiling fans in bedrooms. These small features can give an upgraded feel to the whole rental home.
Although there are seemingly endless choices when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment beyond the initial cost. At Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, we can help you achieve 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 678-504-8580 for further information about our property management services.
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