There may be a lot you have already done to make your home presentable, but there is one more thing that can be done to make first impressions really last. Remember, the time for you to show your home is probably one of the most critical stages in house selling. The impression your potential buyer gets during the show will either increase or kill their interest. So what is this mysterious ‘thing’? Lighting.
Lighting can play tricks on the mind-enhance or minimize the room’s size, emphasize features and hide flaws. Using the right lighting can turn a room or even an entire house from looking average to extremely classy and desirable. The tricky part is how to use it. Experts recommend using high-hats or recessed down lights that have a control to go dim in every room. This allows you to adjust the effect according to the time of the day.
Make use of decorative lamps in rooms that are ‘boring’ so you can have an instantly dramatic effect with just a flick of a switch.
In your kitchen, use lights to focus on working areas such as the washing area or the stove.
Once you add a few lighting fixtures to your home, make sure that you leave them on. This simple addition may be the edge you need to compete with those expensive South Tampa condos everyone is after.