Increasing the Natural Light in your Home

A home can be much more than the entry door or the furniture that is throughout. Windows are able to bring multiple design factors that other things just don’t like natural light that shines through the entire home and a unique architectural element.

 

The Benefits

 

There are many benefits to increasing the amount of natural light that comes in your home. It can increase comfort, productivity, boost moods, and provide mental and visual stimulation. It can be difficult in some cases to incorporate because of space or aesthetic reasons. Even environments can play a factor, maybe you’re in an area that exposes you to too much direct sunlight.

 

Sky Lights

 

A skylight is not a traditional window that looks up to the sky and typically placed on the roof of a building. These are usually fixed meaning they don’t open or close. By correctly placing a skylight in your home it can bring lots of natural light. Also, if space is an issue in your home where you’re unable to install a window, this is a great alternative.

 

 

Using a lighter Paint

 

Color can really affect the way the eye perceives areas that surround it. Darker hues absorb light making a room feel smaller than it is. By replacing the dark walls in your home with lighter colors, this can open up a space drastically. You will get the best natural light effect when painting the walls white and even painting the ceiling white. Tip: use a matte paint because of its reflective properties.

 

The Placement of Mirrors

 

Do you have a tiny room in your house that feels claustrophobic or you feel it needs more space? By placing a mirror adjacent to a window, this will allow the sunlight to bounce around the room. If you only have one window in a room a mirror can make it appear that you have multiple natural light sources.

 

Glass Doors

 

Decluttering your space and replacing your solid doors are a way of bringing more light into your home. Doors can block light, when switching a solid door with glass doors, french doors, or creating an opening with no door, light can transcend through without any extra help.