Lighting is an essential feature of any rental home. The type, quality, and amount of the light fixtures inside and out can affect the success of your Clearwater rental properties. This is because tenants want rental homes that are efficiently and properly lit. Ample lighting boosts safety, provides an appealing feel to a rental home, and can help lower utility bills. With the large variety of lighting options now on the market, it is easy for property owners to get the ones that are appropriate for their properties and tenants.
When considering the many lighting options for your rental property, the best starting point is to update old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, tacky, damaged, or otherwise, unpleasant lighting fixtures can be off-putting for prospective tenants as they can be seen as a sign of the owner’s unwillingness to perform routine basic upgrades to the home. This is especially true if the home has nonfunctional lights. Tenants want to see that all aspects of the rental home are being maintained in order to feel happy enough to stay longer.
There are increasing options in the area of energy efficient lighting aside from 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 good option for homeowners. Clearwater tenants will love the reduced utility bills, and owners can improve their rental homes’ security. Aesthetic 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, you should also consider the placement and number of lighting fixtures. Safety-conscious tenants might want additional exterior lighting, especially over each entrance and in dark sections. For example, installing a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help tenants feel more secure and set up an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include creating many layers of lighting in kitchens or bigger rooms and adding ceiling fans to bedrooms. These small features can give an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
While it might seem that there are endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best plan is to choose great, simple fixtures that will boost your investment’s value beyond the initial cost. At Real Property Management TradeWinds, we 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 727-400-4722 for more information about our property management services.