Bathing your living spaces in natural light is an underrated strategy to improve the overall atmosphere of your home. Not only does daylighting give your home an open, airy feel and make your living spaces appear larger, it also provides you with more Vitamin D, which has numerous health benefits.
Which windows should you pick to take advantage of daylighting? Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky shares some tips:
Bigger Windows, Better Daylighting
To let more daylight in your room, you’ll want bigger windows. Most homeowners choose floor-to-ceiling windows, but if that’s not a practical option for your home, there are alternative styles that let lots of light in without taking up too much wall space.
We recommend picture windows since they’re large and wide enough to admit adequate light without monopolizing your wall. With a universal design, picture windows will complement almost any architectural design, whether contemporary or classic.
Daylighting and Extended Living Space
Another way you can introduce more daylight into your dreary rooms is to simply extend your living space using windows. You don’t necessarily have to invest in a window that fills the entire wall space; rather, pick a window with bigger glass panes.
Sliding windows actually allow more daylight than other window styles due to their large glass panes. They also give you a more expansive view of the outdoors, subtly extending your living space. Don’t worry about exposure to UV light; our windows come with energy-efficient glass to keep harmful rays from penetrating your interior.
Paint Your Room a Light Color
Consider painting your walls a lighter color. Sunlight bounces off lighter paint color, whereas darker paint absorbs it. Lighter paint colors also make your room look bigger, a nice bonus.
Daylighting your rooms not only keeps them bright and comfortable, it can also reduce your energy consumption. Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning to daylight your rooms. Give us a call at (270) 215-5825 for more information on our windows and glass packages. We install windows throughout Lexington, KY.