Window Install Creates Interior Space
If you’ve been living in your home for a while, you have most likely become used to its darker areas without actually thinking about it too much. Windows are the soul to our homes. When carefully chosen and utilized, replacement windows have the ability to improve the interior of any space. The best way to brighten a dreary, dark home is to find a way to channel natural light through it. It’s a proven fact also that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has plenty of natural light. While you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or even just in a bad mood, your home's lack of natural light could actually be what's bugging you. On the other hand, it may just be your home's lack aesthetic appeal.
Light Up A Room
If you are looking to add more natural daylight, a mere window install or two can make all the difference, and it may be easier than you think. You can either replace your existing windows or you can simply add new ones. If you do have access to natural light, make full use of it by bringing in some larger windows, or you can simply widen existing windows and doorways to allow more light into your home.
Natural sunlight use in your home will also help to reduce your environmental footprint. It is the easiest way to use "green power" in your home. Even a small change could make a huge impact!
Maximize Natural Light
Lighting is a key element to enhancing the look and feel of any area. Your home will automatically look bigger and brighter once you start channelling natural light. Use your different rooms to allow the most sun in at the right times of the day, and keep in mind the following:
Open Up Your Space
If you have a small house or a small room, space is everything. Deep eaves, faux beams, low ceilings and too few windows all contribute to a home's lack of light. Kitchens and living rooms are obvious places to add windows, but do not forget about stairwells and landings.These are often left dark and windowless. If you are concerned about privacy, there are many options to consider. Etched or reeded glass can help to maintain privacy while still allowing light into your home.
Leave your windows uncovered to give a room more depth and use vellum sheets, shutters, Roman blinds or stained glass instead of curtains to make it look less crowded. Avoid wooden or plastic blinds that block out all of the light too. If you prefer the look of curtains, make sure your chosen window install coverings are sheer or are pulled back at most times to allow maximum light exposure.
More Window Install Tricks
Adding a window to a solid wall in a hallway, closet or small bath can make space feel less claustrophobic. Dividing walls can define a space, but adding a window won't block out all the natural light. Interior walls with windows are important for allowing light to pass from room to room. By allowing natural light to flow freely into a room, you will be amazed at how the interior space is transformed. With new windows, you can also add charming little details to any space. Remember to wash your windows. Cleaner windows ensure more light.
Protect Your Interior
While windows are a great source of natural warmth, they also allow in harmful UV rays. Just like your skin, your home needs sun protection. Low-emissivity ( Low-E) windows minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass, all without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted. A properly selected energy-efficient window install can help reduce your bills and protect the interior of your home all at once.
No matter the size or shape of your home, you can always improve your space with the help of replacement and interior windows. Whether you want an artistic touch, or simply want to improve the overall look and feel of your home or business, save money in the long run and enjoy your home again by investing in good quality windows today.