Sep 25, 2013

Amplifying & Increasing Natural Light In Your Home

At Lindus Construction, we’re fans of natural light in homes for a multitude of reasons such as lower energy bills (up to 40% of your home’s energy use comes from artificial lighting), boosting mood & energy and its ability to make everything look better.  With the weather turning colder and the days getting shorter, we thought we’d offer some ways to increase natural light in your home.

Skylights Bring Natural Light Into Your Home

They come in a variety of sizes including square, triangle, oval, and more which means getting natural light from windows doesn’t have to compromise your aesthetic choices.  They are a great way to evenly distribute natural light, eliminate direct sunlight & hot spots and add aesthetic appeal to your home.  The federal government is currently offering tax credits of up to 30% on skylight windows.  Companies such as VELUX even offer battery powered skylights that have rain sensors that automatically close the unit upon detection of rain.skylight

Decor & Furniture Layout Can Impact Natural Light Inside Rooms

Keep furniture away from windows to allow for maximum sun infiltration into your home.

Infinity Sliding French door and Casement window

Reflective Surfaces Increase Natural Light

The more reflective surfaces you have in your home, the greater the chances of sunlight boomeranging around the room.  This can mean adding mirrors, cabinets with glass fronts and white paint to your walls, cabinets and ceiling.  It’s surprising to know that matte paints do a better job of reflecting than glossy ones.

Dunn Kitchen

Natural Light From Windows

No one enjoys cleaning windows, but a little Windex can go a long way to brighten up a room and increase natural light!  Shear window treatments are better at allowing sunlight to filter through than opaque ones.

Infinity Bay Window Picture Window and Double Hung Windows-Exterior View

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Sun Rooms Allow For Natural Light Inside

Adding a sun room allows you to bring natural lighting and warmth into your home and you can’t go wrong with the additional space to relax & entertain.

three season porch

Natural Lighting Can Even Come From Doors

If you have a front door that currently does not have a window, switching it out for one that does is an easy way to bring more natural light into your home.  French doors also allow for  sunlight to filter in between rooms.

provia fiberglass door exterior

Sun Tunnels Help Increase Natural Light In Homes:

Located on your roof, this type of window installation is optically engineered to capture light through a high impact dome on the roof.  Light rays travel through a highly reflective tunnel, transmitting a pure natural light with no color shift. The diffuser assembly at the ceiling distributes natural light evenly into the room while limiting bright spots and glare.

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"Installation of window went well. Installers were efficient, courteous, and cleaned up work site."

Michael F.
Eagan, MN
March 20, 2023

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023

"Every Lindus employee we encountered throughout this project was easy to work with: responsive, friendly, professional and skilled.  We also liked working with Jake and Jim on their installation of the windows. Total pros and really nice guys!  We are very pleased with our new roof and windows.  We will definitely use your services in the future and confidently refer you to others.  Thanks so much!"

Kris & Stephanie S.
Shorewood, MN
March 18, 2023

"The guys were phenomenal. The install looks great!"

Jason M.
Woodbury, MN
February 28, 2023

"Josh was here today and said the installers did a great job.  Looking forward to seeing you for the door estimate."

John R.
Bloomington, MN
February 2, 2023

"Perfect.  Great job!"

Russell C.
New Richmond, WI
February 17, 2023
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