NH Home Staging FAQ - Why Should I Replace The Light Fixtures?

Reblogger Janelle Ancillotti
Home Stager with Seneca Home Staging

This blog post by Sharon Tara is a few years old, but it is still very relevant. The before and after photos really hammer home her point. It doesn't have to take much money to prepare a home for sale--you just need to know how to do it, (or hire a pro!).

Original content by Sharon Tara

NH Home Staging FAQ - Why Should I Replace The Light Fixtures?

 

 One of my favorite improvements is updating light fixtures.  Most sellers and agents are surprised when I suggest  replacing the lights.  The impact a light fixture can have on potential buyers should not be underestimated.

It's one of those subtle, subconscious messages a house sends to buyers....

dated, cheap, or worn fixtures devalue the house.

A very small investment can add tremendous perceived value and set you apart from your competition...who more than likely will not have updated their lights.

New light fixtures make a house feel cared for and well maintained.

 

A $49 light added sophistication to this bath.

before/after

 

It cost $54 to add impact to this Foyer.

before/after 

 

It cost $40 to increase the appeal of this kitchen. 

before/after

Why should you replace the light fixtures?  

Because it will increase the perceived value of your house!!

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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
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Some low cost solutions can bring great results! Especially if it adds light to brighten up a dull spot in a home and gets it sold faster. Thank you for sharing.

May 18, 2015 09:12 AM #1
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Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

You're welcome Tanya. As Sharon Tara wrote in her post, sellers are surprised when a home stager suggests replacing lights, but the results are amazing.

When I suggesting replacing lights to one seller, she said that she doesn't even notice her light fixtures, and wondered why buyers would care what is on the ceiling. I convinced her that the small investment would make a huge impact, and to say she was pleasantly surprised with the results would be an understatement.

 

May 18, 2015 09:52 PM #2
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Just noticed you shared my post, thanks for that!  People totally underestimate the value of updating light fixtures!

May 19, 2015 01:27 AM #3
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Good reblog Janelle .... light fixtures are so often overlooked by sellers as an opportunity for an excellent ROI when replacing them.

May 19, 2015 07:18 AM #4
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Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Value, return on investment, faster sale--all great answers to the question in the title. Thanks for commenting!

May 19, 2015 10:38 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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This is great advice and a very nice selection for a re-blog.

May 28, 2015 10:57 PM #6
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Sam Shueh
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A smaller investment brings a lot more ....  Thanks for sharing.

Sam Shueh

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