Bob Adelfson - Divorce Book

One quick, easy fix is to increase the wattage of light bulbs in your lamps to improve artificial light. As a rule of thumb, there should be 100 watts for each 50 square feet of space. Keep in mind that there are three basic kinds of lighting. General lighting or overhead lighting is typically ambient. Pendant lights are good for tasks like food preparation or reading. Accent lights are usually found on tables or mounted on walls. You can use all three to bring out the best your home has to offer. Key areas, such as foyers, can set the stage by impressing buyers with a dramatic light source. If you do not have an abundance of natural light coming in, a chandelier-type light works if your ceilings are high. Otherwise, wall sconces are impressive in smaller spaces. Don’t assume you need to buy new fixtures if you can update your existing ones. The aim is to make sure each area of your home is effectively lit. Kitchen and bathrooms are pivotal rooms to any home seller. These two areas can make or break a sale. The combination of ambient, natural, and pendant light can bring out the best in your kitchen space. Mounting track lighting underneath cabinets gives the counters an opportunity to shine aesthetically as well as functionally. Make sure the light over the sink area is sufficient and working properly. If you have a hood over the stove, install clear bulbs to ensure the brightest light. Lighting in the bathroom should be intense without being harsh. Soft lighting enhances any part of the house you want to highlight. Rooms painted in neutral colors need sufficient light so the room doesn’t appear drab, but avoid harsh lighting in the bedrooms. Strategically placed lamps give bedrooms a dreamy, peaceful, and restful feel. On the other hand, the closet light should be bright.



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