Lighting is an important feature of any rental home. The type, number, and quality of the light fixtures inside and out can contribute to your Big Rapids rental properties’ success. This is because residents want to rent homes that are lit properly and efficiently even though lighting might not seem important. Sufficient lighting provides a rental home with an appealing atmosphere, enhances security, and may even help lower utility bills. It is now easy for property owners to find the best lighting fixtures for their properties and residents with the wide range of lighting options available.
When thinking about your rental property’s many lighting options, the best place to begin is by simply updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Inexpensive, broken, tacky, or otherwise unpleasant lighting fixtures can be a deterrent for prospective residents because they might believe it indicates that the owner is unwilling to do basic home upgrades on a regular basis. This is especially true if there are broken or nonfunctional lights in the property. 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 in the home longer.
On top of basic maintenance, there are growing options in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the exterior of the home, the wide range of applications and styles available make energy efficient lighting a good option for property owners. Big Rapids residents are going to love the reduced utility bills, and owners can provide improved security for their rental properties. Decorative touches and efficient function are combined in a lot of these efficient lighting fixtures.
Along with choosing the type of lighting that best suit your needs, the placement and number of lighting fixtures is another significant consideration. Safety-conscious residents may 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 residents feel more secure and set up an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include creating numerous 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.
Although there are seemingly endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best plan is to choose quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment beyond the starting cost. At Real Property Management Investment Solutions, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties modern and well maintained. Please contact us online or give us a call at 616-419-8880 for more information about our property management services.
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