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Light Up Your Home – Inside and Out!

By Tosha Reinmiller, April 17, 2019

Lighting is key when it comes to the feel of your home. Light can affect your mood, productivity and even your overall health. Below we’ve listed some ideas and tips, we hope you’ll find inspiring to light up your own space!

Inside: In the living room, try lighting up three of the four corners, focusing on art, a plant or another object of interest. Play with a combination of lamps facing opposite directions to highlight different areas, paired with an overhead dimmer. Kitchens are a work space and should be respected as so; overhead lighting with a dimmer is preferable to offer maximum exposure, with lower task lighting located in focal points.

A tip for the best light to apply makeup: install sidelights like sconces to either side of the bathroom mirror (36-40) inches apart. Add an overhead light to fill in any uneven shadows. The addition of a soft pink bulb in an intimate space will create a rosy glow, great for mood lighting. Try it in the living room, dining or bedroom! Supporting lights like bedside lamps should stand between the 26-28 inch range, with the shade just below your line of sight.

Outside: In general, outdoor lighting can be broken up into three categories; ambient, task and accent lighting. Ambient lighting pertains to the general lighting of a larger area. Task lighting can include; pathway, deck, and security lights, while accent lights usually include solar or string lights, for example. An easy way to calculate and plan for your ambient light needs, is to multiply the square footage of the area you want to light by 1.5, this will give you a rough estimate of the total wattage. For example 50 square feet of space would require 75 watts.

LED lights are also a worthy investment for outside! They use less energy and last longer so you won’t have to change the bulbs as often. If the task of lighting your backyard feels daunting, there’s always landscape lighting kits available, plug in or solar. Lastly, when lighting the exterior of your home, it’s always important to focus on the points of entry to your home and garage, as an added security measure.

If you are interested in Manzanita Real Estate or Surrounding areas, please feel welcome to reach out.

Tosha Reinmiller
Principal Broker
Living Room Realty – Manzanita
(541) 231-5829

Tosha Reinmiller

Principal Broker

ABOUT TOSHA Tosha specializes in the coastal communities of Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Nehalem, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Rockaway Beach and the surrounding areas in Tillamook County. In 2014, she jointly opened the Living Room Realty office in Manzanita, Oregon, with the desire to bring strong company values and culture to her clients at the coast. She understands the importance of client relationships and services. With a design background, she has always been drawn to strong marketing aesthetic and appreciates the value of it. Skills that she possesses, but not limited to—ability to multi-task, great listening skills, drive, detailed-oriented, organized, knowledge of diverse design and aesthetics—are priceless when working as a realtor. For years she worked as an Interior Designer, most recently at Group Mackenzie — she traveled and lived internationally, where she was able to grow creatively. Using her experience as an Interior Designer has prepared her for the various facets of the real estate profession.Embracing modern methods and coupled with a business model grown organically from referrals and past clients allows Tosha to focus her time with clients to help them reach their goals. TOSHA'S APPROACH Tosha's approach to real estate is straight forward: She treats others as she would like to be treated. One question she continually asks herself is: "Is this in the best interest of my client?" Tosha aims to serve the buyers and sellers in Manzanita and surrounding communities with integrity, excellence and honest representation. She prides herself on creating and cultivating lifelong relationships with clients and becoming a resource within the community for years to come.Her goal is to help her clients achieve their real estate goals without taking shortcuts. She is sensitive to a client's unique needs and spends most of day getting to know them and making sure everyone is on the same page with what is most important to them. Tosha strives to provide high-standards for service in terms of timely response, professional behavior, and the customer aspirations. She encourages her clients and community to use her as a resource for market knowledge, pre-selling tips, remodeling, and local events. As your real estate broker, she offers progressive marketing, local knowledge, and expertise. She loves to help people in any way she can and would gladly help you find your coast living room! INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TOSHA
  • Raised on the North Oregon Coast. Neah-Kah-Nie High School grad
  • Tosha lives on the Nehalem River. She loves hiking, beach & river days, scuba diving, biking...truly, anything outdoors!
  • Tosha's first internship was at SmithCFI, as a commercial furniture designer.
  • After college, she packed her bags and lived/worked in Bilbao, Spain for a few months.
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Housing Studies
  • What is Housing Studies?: Along with residential design, it focuses on housing for the elderly, real estate finance, sociological aspects of housing and affordable housing policies.
  • Top 10% of Realtors in Clatsop Association of Realtors (number of homes sold - 2015, per MLS)
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Tosha Reinmiller

Principal Broker

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