Let The Light In Your Home
Lighten up to sell your home


Good lighting can be a definite bonus when selling your home, but few homes have floor-to-ceiling windows in every room to bring in the sunshine. Here are some tips and tricks for optimising the light you do have available:

- Create ambient lighting for each room. Workrooms such as the kitchen and laundry can use brighter lights, while bedrooms and lounge areas might look best lit with a couple of strategically-placed lamps.

- Make sure all the lights work, as many prospective buyers flip the light switch when they walk into a room.

- Avoid harsh lighting; you want to create a warm glow.

- Natural light should always be flaunted, so be sure the windows are sparkling clean and in good repair. Wipe away any dust from the sills and if you have a great view, use the furniture to flaunt it.

- If you have blinds, shutters or curtains, clean them too, then either tie them back out of the way or show them to best advantage without reducing the light.

- The less clutter you have in any room, the lighter it will appear. Remove excess furniture, put away the portraits of the ancestors and clear surfaces so that the light is reflected.

- Replace dated, worn fittings with trendy, contemporary styles that match the décor.

- Install (quality) sun tunnels or skylights.

- Repaint some rooms with colours that reflect light

What’s outside can also impact the lighting in your house, so trim back any bushes or tree limbs that cast shadows inside.
Lighten up to sell your home


Good lighting can be a definite bonus when selling your home, but few homes have floor-to-ceiling windows in every room to bring in the sunshine. Here are some tips and tricks for optimising the light you do have available:

- Create ambient lighting for each room. Workrooms such as the kitchen and laundry can use brighter lights, while bedrooms and lounge areas might look best lit with a couple of strategically-placed lamps.

- Make sure all the lights work, as many prospective buyers flip the light switch when they walk into a room.

- Avoid harsh lighting; you want to create a warm glow.

- Natural light should always be flaunted, so be sure the windows are sparkling clean and in good repair. Wipe away any dust from the sills and if you have a great view, use the furniture to flaunt it.

- If you have blinds, shutters or curtains, clean them too, then either tie them back out of the way or show them to best advantage without reducing the light.

- The less clutter you have in any room, the lighter it will appear. Remove excess furniture, put away the portraits of the ancestors and clear surfaces so that the light is reflected.

- Replace dated, worn fittings with trendy, contemporary styles that match the décor.

- Install (quality) sun tunnels or skylights.

- Repaint some rooms with colours that reflect light

What’s outside can also impact the lighting in your house, so trim back any bushes or tree limbs that cast shadows inside.

Helpful Hints from
Marilyn McCarroll 0418710370