This year, resolve to let more natural light into your life with these simple tips.
Trim bushes and trees
To benefit from natural light, it must first be accessible. While trees can provide privacy, they keep natural light out. Try to avoid tall trees on the southern side of your home. In the summer, the sun will be too high for them to provide shade and in the winter, the trees will block out solar warmth.
Windows, windows, windows!
Dirty windows can block a great deal of the daylight, so make sure to wash and clean all windows! Avoid heavy curtains/ drapes and window treatments as they can keep natural light out. Instead, use light colored curtains and lightweight fabrics. Make it a daily routine to open your curtains, blinds or other window coverings to let the light in. Also, installing larger windows or french doors can make an amazing difference. Installing higher windows in bathrooms, powder rooms or nurseries can allow access to natural light while still maintaining privacy. Stain glass window upgrades can also bring in a wonderful feel to those special rooms in your home with natural light. Success in bringing in natural light is heavily dependent on what you choose to do with your windows
Have you considered door glass?
Door glass is an excellent way to brighten up your entryway. Often times the area directly as you enter is dark and in need of lightening up and decorative door glass is an excellent solution. Consider using natural light effectively by upgrading your doors with decorative glass inserts.