Lighting is an important feature of any rental home. The style, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can affect the success of your rental properties in West Jordan. Lighting might seem unimportant, but tenants want to rent homes that are suitably and efficiently lit. Adequate lighting adds comfort to a rental home, heightens security, and can even help lower utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now available, it is easy for property owners to pick out the ones that will work for their properties and tenants.
When thinking about the different lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start is by updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, or ugly lighting fixtures can deter potential tenants who might worry that the owner does not provide regular maintenance on the home. This is especially true if there are any broken lights in the home. Tenants need to know that every element of the rental home is being maintained so they feel comfortable living there for a long time.
Besides basic upgrades, there are other options in the area of energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the wide variety of styles and functions available make energy efficient lighting a solid option for property owners. West Jordan tenants will appreciate the lower utility bills, and owners can make their rental homes safer. Decorative touches and efficient function are included in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another critical consideration. Safety conscious tenants may want more exterior lighting, notably over each entrance and in dark corners. For example, incorporating a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help tenants feel safer and contribute an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include creating multiple layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and installing ceiling fans to bedrooms. These small upgrades can make an entire rental home feel like new.
While there are many lighting options to choose from, the best strategy is to get quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment. At Real Property Management Wasatch, 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 well-maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 801-418-9835 for other information about our property management services.
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