Natural light makes any home look a lot more attractive and warm because the colors and textures look better in this light than in any other.
If you are welcoming the arrival of the good weather or if you are lucky enough to live in a place that is sunny most of the year, making preparations or renovations that make the most of natural sun light, is a brilliant idea.
- Paint your walls
If you are willing to give your home a new coat of paint, remember to choose the right colors as some colors absorb light and others reflect it. In general, dark colors are not the best choice if you want to take advantage of natural light, while bright colors or white, are the best solution.
- Remove or change window treatments
If you live in a climate where cold winters are the norm, you probably have heavy, thick curtains at home. If possible, remove the curtains and leave the windows uncovered. If you prefer more privacy then choose blinds with fabrics that allow the light to pass through.
And don’t forget to clean your windows! Even the sunniest of days will make your home look beige at best if your windows aren’t clean.
- Use glass wherever possible
To take advantage of natural light as much as possible, it is important for this not to get trapped in the house. If you're willing to do renovations, you can tear down some of the walls that cause unnecessary divisions. If you prefer a more simple change, change wooden doors for a glass alternative.
Other areas in your home can also be adapted to attract light, for instance, wooden tables can be replaced by glass tables, a carpeted floor by one that creates reflection (such as wooden or ceramic floors), and cabinets can be changed to other materials like glass.
- Trim any shrubs and trees
For light to be able to enter freely, your windows should not be covered neither from the inside nor from the outside. If you have plants or shrubs that are too large and tall and prevent the light from reaching the interior, you'll have to prune them. Same goes for the trees that can clog the sunlight. You can cut some branches strategically located without pruning the tree completely.
No one better than your very person handyman from LB Handyman on Demand, to help you make all the changes you need to make the most of the sun’s natural light in your home.