Is your home just too dark inside, even during the daytime? If you are looking for some ways to get more natural light into your home, you’ve found the right spot. Here are four things to think about that will help.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
Start outside with your landscaping. It’s very possible that trees and shrubbery could be covering parts of the windows, blocking the sun. And, it might not just be greenery up against the house. Large trees in the yard can also be blocking the sunlight. A little strategic trimming can make a big difference sometimes.
Take a Good Look at Your Windows
If the landscaping is taken care of and you still aren’t getting enough natural light, take a good look at your windows.
- Window coverings can make a big difference. You want as much natural light as possible to be able to shine through. Some window treatments like drapes and shutters can limit the amount of sunshine drastically. Think about window coverings that can be opened to expose the entire window.
- Older windows can sometimes have wavy glass, which will block some of the natural light. Replacing your old windows and maybe even making them bigger in the process will bring a lot more natural light into your home.
- Or, you just might not have enough windows. Adding windows on blank walls will bring in a lot more light.
Most exterior doors are designed with a solid construction, maybe having small windows. Just imagine how much more natural light you could gain by replacing them with doors that either have large windows or are constructed mostly of durable glass.
All you need is a qualified door replacement company, and your front door could look almost like a wall of glass, allowing an abundant amount of natural light to flow through.
Any room in your home where the ceiling meets the roof is an ideal spot for a skylight. Not only will they let the natural light shine through, but you can even open them for a nice breeze. They’re also a beautiful addition to any home.
Who wants to live in a dark, dreary house? Well, now you don’t have to anymore. With just a few minor modifications, you can easily brighten up the inside of your home with an abundance of natural light.