Lighting is an important feature of any rental home. The style, amount, and quality of the light fixtures both inside and out can add to the success of your rental properties in Provo. Lighting may seem unimportant, but tenants want homes that are adequately and efficiently lit. Efficient lighting makes a rental home seem inviting, adds security, and can even contribute to lowering utility bills. With the wide range of lighting options now available, it is simple for property owners to find the ones that will work for their properties and tenants.
When considering the lighting options for your rental property, the best place to begin is by updating old or non-functional light fixtures. Cheap, broken, or ugly lighting fixtures can be a sign to future tenants that the owner does not focus on regular property maintenance. This is especially true if there are any broken lights in the home. Tenants need to see that every detail of the rental home is being managed and maintained in such a way that they feel comfortable living in the home for a long time.
Besides basic maintenance, there are many options for energy efficient lighting. From LED lights to solar fixtures for the home’s exterior, the wide variety of styles and functions make energy efficient lighting a great choice for property owners. Provo tenants will admire the lower utility bills, and owners can make their rental homes safer. Decorative touches and efficient use are both features in many of these efficient lighting fixtures.
The placement and number of lighting fixtures is another very important concern. Safety conscious tenants may want more exterior lighting, notably over each entrance and in dark corners. For instance, integrating a motion-sensor spotlight over the driveway, backyard, or other dark areas of the yard will help tenants feel safer and add an energy efficient safety net for your investment. Other examples entail creating copious layers of lighting in kitchens or larger rooms and installing ceiling fans to bedrooms. These small upgrades can help make an entire rental home feel like new.
While there are many types of lighting to choose from, the best plan is to buy quality, simple fixtures that will increase the value of your investment. At Real Property Management Utah County, we can help you find the right balance of quality and value in your lighting options and keep your rental properties looking new and well-maintained. Please contact us online or call us at 801-224-0033 for additional information about our property management services.