There’s a reason why sunny days make everyone feel happier and healthier. Natural light is great for you, as it can help boost your emotion and help keep you healthy. While going outside is always a good option, there are ways you can make your home more naturally bright to feel light’s effects even when indoors. From installing replacement windows in your Denver, CO home to hanging more mirrors, changing window coverings and more, these are just a few ways you can bring more natural light into your home:
- Install New Windows – Older styles of windows usually have bulky, too big frames that can block out the sun. Also, old window glass can dramatically lower the amount of natural light that gets into your home. One great way to boost your home’s natural light is to install replacement windows. Choose models with slim frames and clear glass to bring in more light. You can even make your windows bigger with a window replacement.
- Add Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light, so if you add more mirrors around your home, the sunlight coming in from your windows will be reflected and magnified, making your home look brighter and feel more comfortable. Place a big mirror over your couch to brighten up your living room, or install mirrors down a hallway to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more welcoming.
- Change the Window Coverings – Even if you have brand new, big windows with clear glass, your window treatments might still be blocking the sunshine. Heavy drapes block parts of your windows, dramatically reducing the natural light that gets in. If you want the privacy of heavy drapes, but don’t want to miss out on the light, try installing shutters you can close at night, or only Ion the bottom. You could also install sheers to let the light in but block outside view.
There may be one downside to maximizing your home’s natural light, and that’s energy efficiency. While the warm Colorado sun feels great when it enters your home, it can make your home hotter and your energy bills way higher. However, you can easily fix this problem by installing low-E glass in your replacement windows. Low-E glass has a special coating that blocks UV rays, and therefore extra heat, from entering your home. Low-E glass can also help protect your rugs and furniture from fading in the sun. Get more natural light with replacement windows without higher energy bills by installing them with low-E glass.
Millennium Windows & Siding, located at 12090 W 50th Pl Unit B Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, has years of experience in the Denver, CO replacement window business. We would be happy to use our expertise to get you more information about replacement windows, natural light, and energy efficiency. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. You can also give us a call at (720) 508-4385 to schedule a consultation.