Lighting is an important element in any rental home. The type, number, and quality of the light fixtures inside and out can contribute outright to your Glendale rental property’s success. Although lighting might seem like an unimportant detail, residents want to live in homes that are being lit properly and efficiently. Adequate lighting brings about a delightful experience to a rental home, amplifies security, and can even help to 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 thinking through your rental property’s many lighting options, the best place to begin is by simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, defective, crude, or otherwise ugly lighting fixtures can be the main obstacle for future residents because they may view it as a sign that the owner is reluctant to carry out fundamental upgrades to the home on a periodic basis. This is particularly true if there are broken or nonfunctional lights in the property. Residents want to make sure that every part of the rental home is being supervised and maintained, so they feel content enough to stay in the rental property long term.
Along with basic maintenance, there are many different choices in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the extensive choices of styles and applications make energy efficient lighting a solid decision for property owners. Glendale residents will relish the lower utility bills, and owners can offer better safety for their rental homes. Decorative touches and efficient function are joined together in many 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. 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 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 it may appear like there are endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment beyond its initial cost. At Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley, 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 properly maintained. Please contact us online or give us a call at 626-600-2884 for more information about our property management services.
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