Lighting is an essential aspect of any rental home. The type, quality, and amount of the light fixtures both inside and out can directly affect the success of your Playa Vista rental properties. This is because, though lighting may appear like a trivial detail, residents want rental homes that are efficiently and properly lit. Ample lighting improves safety, provides an appealing feel to a rental home, and can even help lessen utility bills. With the extensive range of lighting options now on the market, it is easy for homeowners to get the ones that are appropriate for their properties and residents.
When thinking about the numerous lighting options for your rental property, the best place to start would be simply updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, tawdry, broken, or otherwise unattractive lighting fixtures can deter potential residents as they may see it as a sign that the owner is not willing to do basic upgrades to the home regularly. This is especially true when there are broken or nonfunctional 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.
On top of basic maintenance, your options in the area of energy efficient lighting are growing. 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. Playa Vista residents are going to enjoy the lower utility bills, and owners can improve the safety of their rental homes. Aesthetic touches and efficient function are combined in several of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another important consideration besides choosing the best type of lighting for your needs. Safety-conscious residents may want additional exterior lighting, mainly over each entrance and in dark areas. 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 it may appear like there are endless options to choose from when it comes to lighting, the best strategy is to choose quality, simple fixtures that will add value to your investment beyond the initial cost. At Real Property Management California Coast, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties current and properly maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 for more information regarding our property management services.
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