Light Up: 10 Things That Make Buyers Bite
Floor lamps just don't cut it these days," says real estate agent
Rhonda Kohn. If your home doesn't get a lot of natural light, consider
installing recessed lighting or new sconces, or both, so the buyer won't struggle to figure out how to brighten up the space.
is probably the most overlooked, yet the most important aspect of
interior decoration," designer Simon Temprell says, adding, "In newer
construction, you don't have sufficient lighting. The reality is that
everyone needs three types - task, ambient and decorative lighting -
which allow you to change the mood of the room."
When it comes to
recessed lighting, know that the smaller the fixture, the more updated
it is. "We used to have six-inch apertures, now we have four-inch
openings. And using halogen bulbs gives a cleaner, more modern look,"
says designer Sue Adams