The lighting design in your property could have a significant effect on the home’s appeal to potential buyers. While this may seem unexpected, something as simple as the correct lighting can improve both the value and charm of your home.
How Interior Lighting Impacts Property Value
Houses with old-fashioned light fixtures or ones that are falling apart will, not surprisingly, be less appealing to buyers. When potential buyers walk through a house and see dated light fixtures, what they really think about is more renovation costs. New home buyers are usually stressed enough with the idea of saving for a down payment, anticipating closing costs and making monthly mortgage payments, the prospect of moving in and right away having to begin renovations can be too much to handle. Updating your home’s lighting will give them one less thing to be bothered about and make them more willing to extend an offer – and one at list price.
Since energy efficiency has become so greatly valued in recent years, it will be valuable to make sure all of the lighting in your home is well-suited with LEDs. Fluorescent tube lighting may still be used in some older homes, and while it is in fact energy efficient, it can be an eyesore. Replacing that tube lighting for LED fixtures is bound to make your house easier to sell. A well-lit home can also appear larger, cleaner and newer than it is in reality, so ensure to add lighting to any dark or shadowed areas as well.
Exterior Lighting and Your Property Value
Landscape lighting may be one of the most significant types of lighting to enhance your property value. Landscape lighting not only improves your property’s curb appeal, but it also makes the house feel safer and more secure. If you have any prospective buyers coming to see your property at night, you definitely don’t want them driving up to a dark and dull exterior. Landscape lighting can make your house feel warm and welcoming from the instant visitors pull into the driveway.
Landscape lighting also improves the safety of your house by reducing the threat of burglars and making the prospect of walking to the door alone at dusk less intimidating. Buyers value landscape lighting and will value if you have already taken the time to install it.
Working with a professional is the best way to make sure you get the return on your investment in your property’s lighting. Also, a professional electrician can help make sure the fixtures you’re choosing best fit the space and appeal to the maximum number of buyers and are correctly installed.