10 Things That Make Buyers Bite
Find out which features make a difference in the bottom line.
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"Floor lamps just don't cut it these days," says real estate agent Rhonda Kohn. If your home doesn't get a lot of natural light, consider installing recessed lighting or new sconces, or both, so the buyer won't struggle to figure out how to brighten up the space.
"Lighting is probably the most overlooked, yet the most important aspect of interior decoration," designer Simon Temprell says, adding, "In newer construction, you don't have sufficient lighting. The reality is that everyone needs three types--task, ambient and decorative lighting--which allow you to change the mood of the room."
When it comes to recessed lighting, know that the smaller the fixture, the more updated it is. "We used to have six-inch apertures, now we have four-inch openings. And using halogen bulbs gives a cleaner, more modern look," says designer Sue Adams.
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Realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty
Los Angeles, CA
Designer, Evesham & Hawkes Interiors
2708G Spring Faire Court
Alexandria, VA 22315
Interior Designer, Sue Adams Interiors
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