Natural light plays a vital role in our day-to-day life. Its presence can brighten our day and add greatly to our home’s look and feel. This is why good ventilation and open spaces have been an integral part of home decor for several years now.
Our doors and windows play a major part in ensuring a perfect balance of lighting is maintained throughout. Apart from visual appeal, having natural light around your spaces also has several health and economic benefits making it even more crucial to make the right choice when it comes to doors and windows.
Benefits of enhancing natural lighting in your spaces.
- Natural light in your home can lift up your spirits and avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Setting up workstations, close to a window or door that slides open reduces eye strain and headaches while working
- Natural light makes a space appear bigger, and more inviting
- Natural light brings out the intricacies in colour and contrast of furnishings much better.
Utilising the sun’s natural light to illuminate an area in a structure is known as “daylighting,” a word widely used in sustainable design. It is a technique used when planning or renovating a building to reduce the electricity consumption on a daily basis. Daylighting is a lot more than just having a window with a view.
Many green buildings currently employ this technique to cut their carbon footprint. Daylighting is such a powerful energy-saving technique that it is accepted as a fundamental requirement for several sustainable building certifications. Daylighting helps immensely in dispersing natural lighting all across your spaces and saves a lot on power consumption.
Usage of aluminium doors and windows are also an integral part of this process. Here are some ways to use aluminium windows and doors to enhance natural light in your home.
Extend window spaces and install more
Adding more windows can be a great approach to reach your daylighting goals. Installing windows with louvres and awnings could help you control the quantity of light and airflow in the space.
The best way to maximise the amount of light in a room is to use sliding doors. They facilitate smooth transition to the outdoors and have the largest surface area, which allows the most light to penetrate.
Get rid of heavy curtains
You can manage glare levels and increase natural light in your house by using adjustable blinds. As a result, you may change the quantity of light that enters the room to suit the time of day and your individual requirements.
Mirrors can give the illusion of a space being larger than it actually is. They can be utilised to reflect natural light from openings like windows and doors and make your area brighter and allow light to penetrate further.
For rooms with limited surface area for regular windows, skylights are effective choices. They can light up dark and gloomy with great style. The amount of light you’ll receive will depend on the size and angle of the fittings. Hence, it is advisable to call in the experts and let them guide you towards brighter homes.