You’d think with all the sun we have here in the St. Petersburg-Tampa area that lighting the home you have for sale would be easy. The fact is that many Florida homes are designed to minimize the light coming indoors to reduce cooling costs, which is a great idea. But when you’re showing your home for sale, you want to emphasize its strongest qualities while toning down any weaknesses.
During our cooler months you can bring in more sunlight by opening as many windows as possible. But now that we’re into our annual cooling season, that may not be practical. Short of letting all that wonderful cold air escape outside, try to remove as much of whatever may be covering your windows. Pull your blinds all the way up. Consider creative approaches to tying back drapes. Move aside any furniture that could block incoming light. You will, of course, want to make sure your windows are squeaky clean inside and out.
Light-Up With Artificial Lighting Tips:
Strategically placed mirrors can be used to redirect natural as well as artificial light to those areas you want to emphasize. Mirrors also make spaces look larger, and if your home is less than palatial, that could be a very good sales tool.
When it comes to artificial lighting, be careful not to overwhelm a room. Tasteful table lamps, chandeliers and possibly track lighting can be used to direct a potential buyer’s attention to the area on which you want them to focus.
The kitchen is either the most important room buyers are looking at or close to it. Current styles promote open floor plans, lots of light, sparkling appliances and abundant counter space. Recessed ceiling fixtures you can aim in specific directions and hidden, under cabinet lighting can help make just about any size kitchen shine and appear larger.
Light up your home and let’s get it sold. Contact Chris!