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5 ways to create light in your home: 

5 ways to create light in your home: 

30% of all buildings provide too little daylight so if you feel like you’re living in a cave, you’re not alone… Sunlight is an important requirement to help those endorphins in the body which make us feel more energetic and productive. Extra light in your home is therefore an investment in yourself! 

Increase the amount of glazing in your homeThe most effective way to boost the level of natural light in your home is to increase the amount of light you allow in… sounds like common sense, right?  Well, this is actually where most people go wrong. You need to ensure you are fitting glazing that lets light flood into your property, as well as the size of the fixture. Options include increasing the size of the windows you currently have fitted, this is also a great opportunity to upgrade any inefficient or outdated windows in your home too. By installing new sliding or bi-fold doors you will open an entire wall of your home to natural light and give a beautiful view of your garden, so in our eyes, that’s a win-win. Not to mention bi-folding doors have the least amount of panelling which means you are optimising every inch of glazing. 

Remove unnecessary walls/partitions.If you’re changing your home to incorporate new doors, then it’s a great opportunity to remove unnecessary walls and partitions that block sunlight from filling your home. Remodelling the layout of your home can also give you the open-plan living area, which is sought after by many families. 26% of 25 to 44-year-olds chose natural light as their top priority for a family home when surveyed, meaning if you’re looking to renovate your property to sell or let, remodelling might be the right route to take. 

Fit Titan Roof LightsAn attic room with lots of natural light is a perfect hobby room and a living room with large windows invites you to relax after a busy working day. If you don’t have the wall space for extra windows or doors, tubular skylights enable natural light to flow into even the most awkward spaces by channelling the sun’s rays into your home through specialist piping. Top Tip… whilst you’re at it, replace heavy window dressings. Replace thick curtains with modern blinds that can be opened at the touch of a button to let light flood in, giving the light levels in your home a boost. 

Replace solid doors with glass doorsWhen designing a house, natural light is not always carefully considered. Some rooms have very small windows or no windows at all. An easy way to increase light levels in your home without knocking down brick is to replace any internal solid doors with glass doors. This helps to stop the interruption of natural light. In conclusion, natural light improves the living environment within the home, making rooms more usable and inviting. Extra natural light can turn unused spaces into spaces worth living in again.