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Sell Your Home with the Flick of a Switch

Sep 7, 2008
How light and bright a home is can be a major factor in its saleability. By implementing a few bright ideas, you can certainly spark up a better sale price for your home, and the good news is, lighting can be easy!

Light the Way

Begin with the outside of your home and ensure that there's ample and well placed exterior lighting. Try small solar lights to light up the pathway to your front entrance. Make sure to clean and dust off existing covers of outdoor light fixtures so that you get maximum shine.

The Gateway

Don't neglect your front entrance. This is the gateway, the first impression of the interior of your home. Here you'll want to install high-wattage bulbs and if you have recessed lights or pot lights you might turn them to highlight artwork in the room. Another way to create a light feeling and effect in this room, and should you desire, throughout your home, is to paint the room a light and bright color - an appealing off white, or light neutral tone. Paint can go a long way to positively affect the over-all feeling of lightness and brightness in a home.

The Importance of the Kitchen

You must pay special attention to the rooms that have the greatest power over the sale price of your home. In the case of the kitchen you'll want to put a spot light on your kitchen's best features, using a mix of recessed ceiling lights, task lighting around work stations, and accent lighting over your kitchen table.

The Living Room: Bright, Open and Stylish

Even if you don't have great central lighting in your living room, you can add brightness and style by purchasing lighting that'll add both light and flair to your home decor. Look for table lights, standing lights and accent lights that can add visual appeal, color and great style to your living room. If you have windows in your living room make sure they are clean and exposed. Remove heavy and dated draping - in any case, just keep your shades open to let the most light in.

If you have sight worthy artwork in your living room, you might look into purchasing some special artwork accent lights to highlight these pieces.

Again, a light tone of paint can also enliven and invigorate the space.

The Other Important Room: The Bathroom!

A dingy bathroom will not bode well for luring in the high offers. Fluorescent bulbs with a color index of 80 or more will enhance skin tones and other colors in the room. "Mirror, mirror on the wall" - you'd definitely be better off flattering viewers with nice light. Make sure you have ample lighting selections over the bath tub, shower and vanity mirror. If you find the lights too bright at certain times of day, try using a dimmer and set it to the desired setting before clients arrive to see your home.
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The Koitz Group offers elite real estate services in the greater Bethesda/Chevy Chase and Washington DC area (and they have a website that covers it all!). Visit the Koitz Group's Bethesda MD Real Estate guide or the Chevy Chase condominiums guide, packed full of information, search tools, and links to other fine neighborhoods in the DC Metro area.
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