If your home is less of a sun room and more of a cave, then maybe it’s time to have a look at how you can add more natural light. It’s quite easy to turn your home into a naturally lit haven without having to spend a fortune.
Here are some different techniques and home improvement options to allow more natural light in.
If you have small or narrow rooms, think about putting up a mirror or two. This will help to add more natural light and style to your home. When placing a mirror opposite or adjacent to a window, natural light will reflect off the mirror, bouncing light around a room. When placed opposite a window, you also get the views from outside giving the impression that you have more windows than you actually do.
If your rooms are lacking light, is there space to add an extra window or two? Having extra windows installed is a great way to allow more natural light into your home. How about ordering new Lifestyle UPVC windows or Aluminium windows? Your home will benefit from more natural light as well as adding to the value of your property.
Another alternative to let the light flood in is new doors. If a room that’s in desperate need of light leads straight into the back garden, French doors, patio doors or bi-folding doors are the answer. To help aid you in this decision, check out our external doors guide here. They offer quick and easy access to your garden while offering beautiful views from the comfort of your home.
Kitchens can often be one of the darkest rooms in the house. With this in mind utilising surfaces like splashbacks and worktops will help brighten the room up. How about choosing a back painted glass splashback behind your oven or sink? This type of reflective surface will create more light around your kitchen area.
These are cost-effective ideas for darker rooms such as hallways or corridors. If a mirror won’t cut it, see about getting a light tube fitted. This will work very well in bungalow hallways where it can be quite difficult to let natural light in.
One of the latest home improvement trends is the skylight. They are perfect to allow more natural light into your home especially during the summer months. They are also just the job for small rooms where space is limited. Skylights offer privacy, energy efficiency and make full use of optimal daylight. They are quite easy to install, look good and make full use of light from the outside.
This may seem a little obvious but the cleaner your windows are, the more light they will let in. Make sure to keep on top of dirt and grime before it builds up and restricts light into your home. Give your windows a good clean and regularly. If you can’t manage to clean them yourself, use a reliable window cleaner to do it for you. Cleaning windows, doors and skylights will make your home lighter, brighter and fresher.