Top 4 Tips for Lighting Success When You Flip a House

A child changes the lights with a dimmer light fixture at her home. The standard US business model of success is look for something that you can buy for $1 and sell for $2. House flipping is a great way to make that happen. If you have a sharp eye for home improvements and the potential for a project, you could turn a rundown or house in need of minor fixes into a move-in ready home.

Lighting issues can ruin the feel of a house while making it less functional overall. Don’t light the lighting in your fix-up plan to darken your plans. Keep reading to get Electric Blue’s top tips for lighting fixes in your house flipping projects. 

1. Focus on Quality

You could probably get away with cheap light fixtures. However, going with the cheap option will drop the overall value your home presents. Buyers and realtors can tell when you went with the cheapest option that makes the house functional but not beautiful. By no means should you stretch or break your budget, however, make sure to explore your options beyond opting for the least expensive choice right away. 

2. Don’t Skimp on Your Lighting

Less can sometimes be seen as more. Lighting is not one of those cases. Having too little lighting may save you money, but if it is so sparse that your buyer will need to put in more lighting, they will have a problem. Their problem becomes on-demand work for you or a lower selling price. A “cheap tactic” like this could also be the difference between making the sale and losing it. 

3. Consider Wall Lighting 

Avoid the top-down only option for lighting. Consider layering your lighting by combining overhead and wall or accent lighting. Wall sconces can add a classy touch to a house while being quite affordable. A fitting place for sconces is in the bathroom. Replace the glaring overhead light with some softer wall sconces.

4. Dimmers are Your Friend

Let’s lean into that idea of softening a glaring light. People like options. With a dimmer setting on their light fixtures, a buyer will be able to choose the exact lighting and mood they want to create. As the time of day changes, they will be able to adjust the light to suit their needs. This versatility will make all the difference for your buyer to imagine themselves making a life in the home you fixed up. 

Partner with Electrical Experts for Your Flipping Projects

Follow the steps above to open up the buying potential of your house flipping project. A few minor changes can help you adjust the perception of the home while increasing its intrinsic value. 

For lighting and all your electrical needs, consider partnering with Electric Blue. We have more than 45 years of experience bringing electrical solutions to homes and businesses. Keep your project on track by working with the electrical experts. 

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