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.
Decor & Furniture Layout Can Impact Natural Light Inside Rooms
Keep furniture away from windows to allow for maximum sun infiltration into your home.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.