One of the best things that you can do for your house is to add more natural light. Remodeling your home could always bring your house back to life, but if you want to just make a simple change to bring more natural light through each room, then you need to look at just doing the smaller upgrades. If you want to put your home on the market, just think – more natural light is going to help you to sell it, and it may even sell at more of a profit than you think.
There are so many ways that you can upgrade your house, but there are only so many things that you can do to make sure that your home has way more lighting than ever has before. Exposure to daylight with Renewal by Andersen Windows can help you to feel an improvement in your well-being and your mood. Natural lights to make the house brighter, each room later, and give you the feeling of travel space and you actually have. We have eight ways that you can flood your home with natural light below.
- Embrace lighter décor. If you want extra light in your home and you want to embrace natural light, make sure your walls are lighter in color when you paint or use wallpaper. Shades of white can work to make a space feel brighter, and while it may feel boring, you can always fill in some of the white space with canvas art of yours. Lighter walls could help to reflect the light and create a much warmer effect – especially when you use warmer white shades rather than brilliant whites.
- Incorporate shiny surfaces. In your kitchen and bathroom particularly, you can go glossy with shiny surfaces on your units, mirrors and your shower doors. This can help to reflect the light which filters into the room, ensuring that you bounce that natural light around each corner. If you incorporate shiny surfaces on photo frames and chrome effects in your home, natural light has the ability to go further than just through the window.
- Optimize your flooring. As much as the shiny surfaces in your kitchens and bathrooms can help, natural light can also bounce off the flooring. Choosing lights of wood, ceramic or stone floors with a polished finish could really help you to bounce natural light. It is going to reflect much more than the carpets could and make your home feel warmer. If you prefer carpets in some of the rooms, always err on the side of lighter and more neutral colors.
- Bring in some nature. Greenery has a huge impact outside the home, which means it can also have the same impact inside the home. It can ensure that the light levels inside are darker, so turn your attention to the way that the greenery outside closes over the windows. If you have bushes or climbing plants that are growing around the doors and the windows you might find that these need to be cut back more regularly to allow natural light to slip in.
- Clean your windows. When you are outside, give the windows and glass a thorough cleaning so that as much light as possible can filter through. You should also ensure that the insides of the windows are just as clean, and that way the light will reach all the corners of the room easily.
- Invest in glass. If you have the budget, change out your garden and your front doors to have large glass paneling. This is going to help bring more natural light to your home with ease, and bi-folding doors are particularly good choices as you can transform an entire wall of your home into glass. Not only will this offer excellent light levels in the house, you get amazing views at the same time.
- Add more artificial light. There’s only so much you can do to bring in natural light to your house, and if you don’t have very much in the way of window space on your walls and you can’t expand on this, you need lots of lamps, instead. Install some dimmer switches and these will give you great control over how lit your spaces are.
- Invest in lighter furniture. If we’re talking about lighter décor and lighter flooring, make sure your furniture follows suit. White and cream colored furnishings could help bounce light around the room, pay particular attention to your curtains, as too dark with your window treatments as you will block out the light entering your home.