There’s a reason why sunny days make everyone feel happier and healthier. Natural light is great for you, as it can help boost your emotion and help keep you healthy. While going outside for a walk, run, or even just to sit in the sun are good options for getting more natural light, there are ways you can make your home more naturally bright to feel light’s effects even when you’re inside your home. From installing Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization windows to hanging more mirrors, changing windows themselves and more, these are just a few ways you can bring more natural light into your home:
- Install New Windows with Motorization – Older styles of windows usually have bulky, too big frames that can block out the sun. Also, old window glass can dramatically lower the amount of natural light that gets into your home. One great way to boost your home’s natural light is to install replacement windows. Choose models with slim frames and clear glass to bring in more natural light. Also, adding motorization to new window treatments for your new widows will give you the power to move them into whatever position you want. You can control the treatments using the PowerView App or the Pebble Remote Control, so you don’t even need to get out of bed or off the couch to get the light control or privacy you want.
- Add Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light, so if you add more mirrors around your home, the sunlight coming in from your windows will be reflected and magnified, making your home look brighter and feel more comfortable. Place a big mirror over your couch to brighten up your living room or install mirrors down a hallway to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more welcoming.
- Change the Window Coverings – Even if you have brand new, big windows with clear glass, your window treatments might still be blocking the sunshine. Heavy drapes block parts of your windows, dramatically reducing the natural light that gets in. If you want the privacy of heavy drapes, but don’t want to miss out on the light, try installing shutters you can close at night, or only Ion the bottom. You could also install sheers to let the light in but block outside view.
There may be one downside to maximizing your home’s natural light, and that’s energy efficiency. While the warm North Carolina sun feels great when it enters your home, it can make your home hotter and your energy bills way higher. However, you can easily fix this problem by installing energy efficiency boosting window coverings like shutters or shades as well as making sure your windows have low-E glass. Both of these window treatments and low-E glass can also help protect your rugs and furniture from fading in the sun.
If you want to learn more about the right kinds of window coverings, windows, and other tricks to boost your home’s natural light, you can contact McNeill Palm. We offer a wide array of Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization services and would be more than happy to work with you to find the best options for your home. Please give us a call today for more information on what we can do for you and your home.