Update Your Lighting & Brighten Your Home

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Update Your Lighting & Brighten Your Cook County Home

1Lighting can significantly impact your home, for the good or bad. If you are planning to sell your property, you’ll want to take a close look at both exterior and interior lighting. If your fixtures are as old as you home, it could be time for an update, as good lighting which is also in line with buyer trends can help you sell your home.

Ensuring a bright entry-way with exterior lighting along walk ways and your porch, is a quick way to up your home’s curb appeal. Installing motion sensing lights is another impactful option to consider for outside your home, this extra security measure also makes for another great selling point.

Replacing chandeliers with something new and exciting can not only increase the light in a room, but also add an element of architectural drama, a great way to appeal to potential buyers. Updating your lighting is also a great way to do-away with dark corners, providing a more welcoming space within your home.

2If you have an older home and are concerned about going too modern with new light fixtures, you’re in luck, one of the biggest trends in lighting is all about vintage styles. There’s a growing return to the styles of the first half of the 20th century and earlier. From classic Victorian and Georgian era pieces, to the art-nouveau of the 1930s or the mid-century, post-war modernist style of the 1950’s, vintage is back. Yet you need not scour antique shops for fixtures. Many stores and home improvement centers offer lighting with the vintage look you want, but up-to-date in terms of energy-saving features.

Should you be considering a more modern update to your lighting, one of the first things to look for is Smart lighting options. More home buyers are actively seeking properties with Smart enabled amenities and features. Having Smart lighting throughout you home makes for an excellent selling point on your listing.

3Other modern styles you may want to consider for interior lights include mixing different colored fixtures of the same type, such as hanging pendant lights in your living room, which can add a touch of drama without going overboard. The “Wow” factor is one of the other big trends in lighting, whether it’s with a chandelier of cascading glass bowls, an oversized fixture in the foyer, or perhaps a mixture of metallic fixtures, homeowners (and buyers) are leaning towards lighting which makes a statement.

You can find more inspiration in this RealtyTimes article on Lighting Trends. Whatever you decide to do, updating your light fixtures can help attract potential buyers when it’s time to sell. When you’re ready to sell, or buy a home in Cook County, my team and I are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533- 6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.