New Year...New Lights!

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

As 2017 drew to a close, I wanted to continue my war against shiny Gold in my home. Upgrading lighting in my home was way over due! So one Saturday I surprised my wife by taking her to the local lighting store and said, let's upgrade! At first she thought about upgrading me, but then she got into the spirit of things.

The first lights to go were the front lights at the front door. As you can see from this picture, the new light is on the right and the old on the left. I felt we needed to get a new, updated look and my wife was tired of the birds building nests in the old ones and making a mess. The new lights were just a bit bigger, and while they look black in this picture, they are really not entirely black, with some gray in them.

The foyer and dining room lights came next. Interestingly, the new foyer light has some gold in it, just not shiny. The dining room light is more of a wrought iron look to complement the pilasters in the staircase leading upstairs.


Next up on the list of fixes are the front windows. There are 3 windows on either side of the front of the home, and a large palladium window above. These are all single pane windows and will be replaced with double pane energy efficient windows. The door will be replaced as well with double doors, eliminating the transom and side lights.

These fixes are all aimed at updating the house for eventual resale, probably 5-7 years from now. We feel confident that these upgrades will make our home show the best and help us get the most for the home possible. 

If you are looking to sell your home this year, what upgrades can you do to improve your chances of getting the most for your home? Give us a call and we will be happy to explore your options with you.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Peter. You are smart to do your upgrades now so that you can enjoy them too.

Jan 02, 2018 06:28 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will be upgrading outside lighting with  new LED lights this spring.

Jan 02, 2018 08:55 AM #2
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