Maximizing Natural Light in Your Home:
Adding Skylights and Other Ways to Let Light Shine In
No matter the size of your home, natural light is extremely important in keeping things bright and airy looking. So as you consider ways of maximizing the natural light in your home, think about installing additional windows, increasing the size of existing windows, switching out traditional solid doors for glass doors, or even adding skylights. Consult with a custom home builder for a truly perfect custom home design that will maximize every possibility for capturing natural light and making your house shine bright.
The Sky View
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about letting in natural light, but by adding skylights, you’re adding a unique feature to your home that will give you a unique view of things, even after the sun goes down. Unlike windows, skylights bring in more overhead light, which may come in handy in interior spaces where walls make traditional windows an impossibility. The wow factor isn’t lost once the sun sets, either…you can watch sunrises and sunsets paint themselves across the sky above you or look up to see the stars twinkle from the dark of night.
Open the Windows
Adding extra windows can be a bit of a project, but if your goal is bringing in brightness, it’s something that will prove well worth the investment. By adding them to rooms where the outdoor view can become a true visual feature, you’re not only increasing the light, you’re increasing resale value.
If knocking out full walls seems too drastic, consider easier alternatives like picture windows in place of paneled ones, windows with smaller frames, or slightly bigger windows that might require a little bit of work to install but will still be simpler than full-on removals.
Unlock Some Doors
Don’t shut off any doors to light…and be literal about that. If you have exterior doors that are full panels or wood, look at alternatives like sliding glass doors or traditional doors with glass inserts in them. Think about the ways that light hits your home; and if that door is in the path of direct sunlight, get your switch on.
Let the beauty of your home shine naturally! Call the experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!