Lighting is an important element in any rental home. The quality, type, and quantity of the light fixtures, both inside and out, can directly contribute to the success of your rental properties in Key West. The reason for this is that though lighting might seem like a little thing, residents want to live in homes that are being lit properly and efficiently. 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 get the best lighting fixtures for their properties and residents with the wide variety of available lighting options.
When thinking about the numerous lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start would be simply updating old or nonfunctional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, tasteless, or otherwise unappealing lighting fixtures can significantly deter prospective residents as they may see it as a sign that the owner is opposed to regularly performing basic upgrades to the home. This is even truer when there are broken or nonfunctional lights in the home. Residents want to make sure that every part of the rental home is being supervised and maintained, so they feel content 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 home’s exterior, the wide variety of styles and applications available make energy efficient lighting a good option for homeowners. Key West 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.
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, particularly over each entrance and in dark spots of the yard. For example, adding a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will make residents feel safer and provide an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples include having several layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and installing ceiling fans in bedrooms. These small features can give an upgraded feel to the entire rental home.
While there are virtually unlimited options to take your pick from when it comes to lighting, the best thing to do is to choose quality. Go with fixtures that will raise the value to your investment above the initial cost. At Real Property Management Sunshine, 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 305-930-7867 for additional information about our property management services.