How the Right Lighting Can Transform Your Home Before Selling

lightingRegardless of what you originally paid for your current home, when you decide that your stay has come to an end, you’re going to want to sell it for the highest possible price.

Whilst you can’t change the neighbourhood where it sits, its age or the lack of parking outside, you can make a number of interior and exterior tweaks to boost its appeal to potential buyers.

One of the most successful ways to do so is by improving the lighting in your home. To give you a flavour of the types of changes you could make to get the most out of your sale, here are a few examples.

Natural Light

Having a wealth of natural light in the home is beneficial for a number of reasons, and homes with plenty are therefore much more appealing.

Firstly, there is the issue of energy bills. The more natural light which is allowed into your home, the lower your bills will be.

Research by professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown lighting to be responsible for 25-40% of your energy bill, so if you can trim this, it can make for a far more appealing property.

Secondly, natural light makes a home far more welcoming than one which lacks it. You’re far less likely to attract a wealth of offers for your house if it has a series of dungeon-like rooms with little or no natural light.

Thirdly there is the little matter of our health and well-being! Natural light is very important to our health, so ensuring our bodies encounter a regular supply of it is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Artificial Light

As much as we’d all like to have full glass panel walls and sliding glass doors all around the home, it isn’t always entirely achievable, either due to the structure of our homes or simply because of our budget.

So, once you feel you have done all you can to boost the natural light in your home, it’s good to know that there are a number of different artificial lighting options which can add to the appeal of your home also.

Firstly, it’s important to understand the right lighting fixtures for each room. Speaking to luxury lighting retailers Oberoi Brothers, they explained that “the use of white lights, be it conventional bulbs or a series of LED’s, in the bathroom and kitchen are essential in creating a modern feel of clarity and cleanliness.”

“At the other end of the spectrum, you can use warmer, dimmer lighting in rooms such as the living room or bedrooms, as these are much more personal areas than the kitchen, and much less clinical than the bathroom.”

If you are a little more creative, there are an increasing amount of alternative lighting fittings available on the market too. Take a look at this post from Hongkiat which lists a number of exciting lighting accessories to place all around the home.

Once you have made the most of the inside of your home, it is worth considering what you can do outside, especially if you have a sizable garden.

From solar-powered pathway lamps to trees lined with fairy lights, there are plenty of ways to brighten up your outdoor spaces. Take a look at this post from Buzzfeed for a bit of inspiration.

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