If your home is less of a sun room and more of a cave, starving you of vitamin D, you should have a look at how you can harvest more natural light. Luckily, we’re here with tips to turn your home into a naturally lit beauty, so put away those multivitamins, and let’s get started.
If you have a narrow corridor you’re not sure how to make brighter or your room doesn’t have much natural light coming in, think about putting up a mirror or two. If you put it opposite or adjacent to a window, natural light will reflect off the mirror, bouncing light around your room.
If it’s placed opposite a window, you’ll get the view outside too, which gives the impression that you have more windows than you actually do.
2. Extra Windows
If a room is lacking light, is there space to add a window somewhere? If it does, it’s an obvious method to embrace more daylight. Choose a window without any decorative glass or cottage bars to maximise the light entering your home.
Alternatively, if the room that’s in desperate need of light leads straight into the back garden, French Doors could be another option to let light flood in. They give you quick and easy access to your garden and offer beautiful views of the great outdoors from the comfort and warmth of your home.
If you’ve got the space and budget, a conservatory should be considered. Traditionally a room built to cultivate exotic fruits such as oranges and lemons, these are a glamorous addition to any home and one that will harvest natural light.
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3. Light Tubes
These little inventions are great for rooms like hallways or corridors where getting extra light in can be tricky. If a mirror just won’t cut it, you should see if you can get a light tube fitted.
A light tube is a tube filled with mirrors, which runs from the ceiling of the room you need to brighten all the way up to the roof to gather the light. These work especially well in bungalow hallways where it’s not as easy to light.
4. Reflective Surfaces
Kitchens can often be darker rooms in the house, so utilise surfaces such as splashbacks and worktops to brighten it up. By choosing a back painted glass splashback behind your oven or sink, the reflective surface will bounce more light around the room.
This may seem a bit of a no-brainer, but the cleaner your windows are, the more light they will let in! If there’s a layer of dirt and grime on your window panes, give them a good clean and you’ll soon notice the difference. Here’s a helpful guide on cleaning windows to help.
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