Lighting is a crucial part of 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 Arcata. This is because residents want to rent homes that are lit properly and efficiently, even though lighting might seem like an insignificant part of a rental home. Abundant lighting creates an appealing feel in a rental home, boosts security, and can even reduce utility bills. With a vast array of lighting options now available, it is easy for property owners to choose the ones that are great for their properties and residents.
When considering the various lighting options for your rental property, the best starting point is to simply update 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. That view of the owner is greatly reinforced especially if there are any broken lights in the home. Residents need to think that every part of the rental home is being inspected and maintained. This will encourage them to stay in the rental home longer.
On top of basic maintenance, there are a lot of 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. Arcata residents are going to enjoy the lower utility bills, and owners can improve the safety of their rental homes. Ornamental 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 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.
Although there are seemingly endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best plan is to choose simple fixtures of good quality that will add value to your investment beyond the starting cost. At Real Property Management Humboldt, 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 707-444-3835 for further information about our property management services.