Natural light is one of the best ways to transform the interior of your home during the day. Whether it is streaming through your windows or doors or through a roof light or lantern, natural light just brightens the mood, plus it gives you a daily dose of Vitamin D.
There are many ways you can bring more light into your home. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective methods you can use to create light in even to the dingiest areas of your home.
If you are experiencing minimal light through your windows, it could be time to upgrade to windows a larger glass area. Fixed frame aluminium windows, for example, are one of the best ways to let light flood in. These windows are not designed to open and therefore will have no additional frames interrupting the light flow.
Ensuring your windows are kept clean will also maximise the amount of sunlight that enters your home. Not only are clean windows great for natural light, but they also add more curb appeal.
Your interior decor and furnishings can also make a huge difference to how light your room appears. Dark materials absorb light, while light colours reflect it. Light colours can also create the illusion of more space. Light coloured furniture and metallic and acrylic accents will help to make any room appear lighter and help to make the most of any natural light coming on from windows, doors and other rooms.
Whether you are planning an extension or you have a flat roof on your home or an extension, a roof lantern or flat skylight is one of the best ways to add more natural light. They also add an attractive feature and allow you to increase ventilation when necessary. We offer a wide range of roof lanterns and flat skylights, all available in a selection of designs and colours, allowing you to choose a style that best suits your home and individual requirements.
Trees are one of the main culprits for blocking sunlight. To maximise the potential of natural light in your home, trimming long branches and tree limbs can make such a difference. If you plan to plant any new trees or bushes, just be sure to plant them away from glass doors or windows.
Patio doors with huge frames aren’t the best way to maximise sunlight. What’s more, old and unattractive patio doors are usually hidden away behind curtains or blinds because they are an eyesore. A great way to open up your home to natural light is to swap out old patio doors with bi-fold doors. Bi-fold doors have huge panes of glass creating an almost uninterrupted view of your garden and the most attractive sleek and clean design. They have excellent thermal efficiency, come in a wide range of colours and can be designed to your exact specifications.
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