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When you are ready to sell your home, one of the items that naturally occurs to you is how to increase the value of your home without spending a large amount of money. At Tru North Realty in Roseau, we have a number of ideas and suggestions for you to try. Today, we will take a look at how upgrading the lighting fixtures in your home can have a significant impact in raising your home’s value. Continue reading and then contact Tru North Realty for help with selling your home.

One of the simplest upgrades that any homeowner can make to their home, and which also provides a big return for their investment, is lighting. Lighting can do so many things for a room, from adding elegance to beautifying and enhancing functionality.


While changing the countertops, upgrading faucets, and installing body sprays in your shower can all have powerful impacts on potential buyers, the power of lighting should not be underestimated. While most bathrooms have overhead lighting installed, it may be in your best interest to get rid of the overhead lighting in favor of wall mounted lights, which add warmth to your bathroom. Pay attention to the space around your mirrors to make sure that you have even lighting with no shadows.


The type of lighting fixtures that you install and place in your living room have the power to dramatically transform your living space for buyers. When working to sell your home, upgrading your lighting in the living room cannot be stressed enough. Try and look at your living room as if you were seeing it for the first time. Is the lighting boring, dim, and unimpressive? If you are being honest with yourself, and the answer is yes, then you need to look into upgrades for your light fixtures. Sometimes, a dramatic change can be the best choice. For example, why not replace that pendant light with a chandelier? With the right spatial parameters, a chandelier can make an impressive addition to your living room. Don’t forget to check the floor lamps or table lamps that you have placed in the room as well. If you decide to change the most prominent lighting piece in the room, you will want to make sure that the remaining fixtures carry the theme to completion.

One pro tip to help you get even more of a boost from your new lighting fixtures is to hang mirrors strategically. Mirrors can help to reflect the light, which gives you a double bonus in visually increasing the size of the room, as well as heightening the feeling of lightness for attracting potential home buyers.


When preparing to sell your home, the kitchen is one of the first rooms at the top of your upgrade list. Depending on how quickly you are hoping to sell your home and how much money you have to invest, you might want to consider the more simple, yet powerful upgrade of changing the lighting. If you haven’t done anything to the lighting since you moved in, you probably still have the same overhead light that was installed when the house was built. Not only does this detract from the beauty of the room, but it also hinders functionality. When considering the best lighting choices for your kitchen, keep these three categories in mind: general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Assess the layout of your kitchen, as well as workflow in order to help you determine the best fixtures for this space.


Last, but definitely not least, consider the outdoor space of your home. Exterior lighting can not only increase the curb appeal and overall value of your home, but also enhance the security factor. When driving through any neighborhood at night, the homes that catch your attention are the ones that use lighting intentionally. Some of the forms that lighting can take outside are pathways, porches, fire pits, and backyard decks. Choose the locations that will provide the biggest impact and upgrade the lighting in those areas.

Whether you are using stake lighting, string lighting, or chandeliers, remember that lighting is one of the most powerful upgrades for helping you to increase the value of your home when you are ready to sell. Call Tru North in Roseau today to discuss your needs and let us help you sell your home!


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