Lighting is a crucial feature of any rental home. The kind, quantity, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can make a great impact on the success of your rental properties in Cocoa. This is because even though lighting might appear like a small feature, residents want rental homes that are lit correctly and efficiently. Ample lighting boosts security, adds an appealing feel to a rental home, and can even help lower utility bills. With the number of lighting options available now, it is easy for homeowners to find fixtures that are suitable for their properties and residents.
When considering the various lighting options for your rental property, the best starting point is simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, tacky, broken, or otherwise unappealing lighting fixtures can be a huge deterrent for potential residents as they might think it is a sign that the owner doesn’t want to regularly perform basic home upgrades. That view of the owner is greatly reinforced if there are any broken lights in the home. Residents should see that every element of the rental home is being monitored and maintained so that they feel happy enough to stay long term.
There are increasing 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 investment for property owners. Cocoa residents are going to love the reduced utility bills, and owners can provide improved security for their rental properties. Many of these efficient lighting fixtures provide both decorative touches and efficient function.
Aside from needing to decide the best kind of lighting fixtures, it is important to on the best amount of lighting fixtures and where to place them. Residents who are safety conscious may want more exterior lighting, especially to illuminate the entrances and dark corners of the yard. 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 there are virtually unlimited options when it comes to lighting, the best thing to do is choose quality fixtures that will raise the value to your investment above its initial cost. At Real Property Management Brevard, we can help you find the best balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties current and in good condition. Please contact us online or call us at 321-610-8022 for more information regarding our property management services.