If you plan to put your home on the market for sale or it is already listed and you are unsure why it has not sold, lighting needs to be a consideration. It’s not as if potential buyers come into the home thinking too much about lighting, but even if they do not actively notice the lighting fixtures and so forth, they will notice the affect of the lighting. Great lighting can enhance your home’s best features and make a huge difference in how quickly it sells. What are five of the most important things you should consider about your lighting if you are selling your home?
Your home needs to be a blend of bright and welcome, as well as warm and cozy to attract buyers. Creating the perfect blend of this can be difficult, but the best thing to do is base it on the use of the room. How do you want the rooms in your home to look while you are living in it? Kitchens and bathrooms should be bright, while bedrooms and some living spaces can be warm and dim. Lighting plays a role in all of these things, but some rooms should be brighter than others.
Keep in mind lighting affects the color of your home, so choose paint colors that look good under permanent lights or replace lighting that dulls your paint colors. The two should compliment one another, along with the natural lighting that enters through windows.
3. Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor areas of your home should be well lit to attract attention to the home’s exterior and keep it safe. If outdoor lighting is older or burnt out and needs replacing, now is the time.
4. Lifespan of Bulbs
Potential homebuyers likely won’t ask about replacing light bulbs in a home they buy because they accept it is part of owning a home. However, they will notice if a light burns out while they are touring your home. It is not a big deal to replace a bulb, but you do not want anything negative happening while showing your home for sale.
5. Expense of Replacements and Energy Efficiency
You might want to consider making your home more energy efficient by replacing the incandescent bulbs in your home with LEDs. This appeals to many buyers because they know the lights will last a long time. They also use less energy, so your power bills will look more attractive to potential buyers.