In today's blog post we talk about 4 TIPS to make your home appear bigger both in photos and in person when a prospective home buyers see it. It's all about LIGHTING.

Tip #1. Clean Your Windows
Prior to taking the photos or showing the home, have the inside and outside of your windows CLEANED.  This should include taking off and cleaning the screens.  You will be surprised how much more light shines through once the windows are fully cleaned, especially after the wet winter months.

Tip #2. Have Matching Bulbs

There are many choices when it comes to light bulbs.  It's important that all the bulbs in your light fixtures match one another.  Our favorite hue when selecting bulbs is a SOFT WHITE.

Tip #3. Replace Bad Bulbs

If there are missing or burnt out light bulbs it can have a negative effect on a home buyers perception of your home in many ways.  One, it make the home feel small and dark.  #2 It can give the impression that your home is not well maintained.  The can think, if you are to lazy to replace a bulb, what other things in the home are you not taking care of. Make sure all your light bulbs are in and working well.

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Tip #4 Use the Maximum Wattage 

An easy one.  Use the maximum wattage that each light fixture allows.  If a fixture allows up to a 100 watt bulb, maximize it using a 100 watt bulb.  Don't use a 40w bulb in it.  This will help with the rooms brightness and overall fell we are trying to accomplish.

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