• Feb


  • By Indeluxe Windows

How To Increase Natural Light In Your Home

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The benefits of natural light when it comes to interior design are well known but what isn’t so obvious is the health benefits of letting more light into your home. It has been proven that natural light enhances our mood and improves mental health.

But if your home is more on the dark side, how can you maximise the amount of natural light that enters your house?

Let’s take a look at some ways you can achieve that!

The larger the window or door the better

If you’re looking for new windows or doors and also want to increase natural light in your home then opting for larger panes of glass will help flood your home with natural light. Thanks to advances in window manufacturing, it is easier to reduce the framework of your window allowing for more exposed glass. 

Bay windows are one of the best choices of windows to ensure your home gets plenty of light whilst providing you with panoramic views of the outside world. 

In terms of doors, by replacing a solid exterior door with a bi-fold or patio door you can completely transform your home into a sun-haven and create a seamless transition between the inside and outside of your home. 

Look to the sky and add skylights

Adding skylights to your home is a sure-fire way to draw in natural light. Skylights are a desirable window option that is perfect for rooms in your home that get most used like kitchen or living areas – creating a lighter and airy place. However, skylights are also often used in loft or attics which can have the tendency to be dark. 

Raise the roof with a roof lantern 

A popular choice with extensions and conservatories, not only will a roof lantern maximise natural light but will create a focal point and add height to a room. Built on top of an existing roof, a roof lantern will draw in light from all angles. So on a sunny day, your home will be flooded with light resulting in a much lighter and open space

Create a bigger and brighter home with an orangery

An orangery can be seen as a hybrid between a conservatory and traditional extension. Combining the solid structure of an extension and the large glazing of a conservatory, you can add extra living space to your home that you can enjoy all year round. Whatever you choose to use this added living space is up to you but one thing is for sure, an orangery will undoubtedly seep extra natural light into your home. 

As you can see there are a number of ways you can maximise the amount of natural light your home gets. Not only will a lighter home create the illusion of space, but you will also feel the benefits natural sunlight has on your health. Remember, a brighter home is a happier home. 

If you’re interested in how you can make the most of natural light in your home in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, get in touch with Indeluxe and a member of our team will be happy to discuss how you can best achieve this in your home. 

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