Tips on Improving The Flow of Natural Light in Your Home

Having sufficient natural light in your home can help you and your family be healthier and happier. It’s been proven that plenty of natural light can assist in reducing the risk of headaches and improving general mental wellbeing.

It can also make a home look far bigger than it actually is and make it a more attractive prospect for potential buyers. Getting more natural light to flow through your home isn’t always simple, however, so we’ve put together a few tips for you to consider.

Install a Range of Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to help improve the amount of natural light that flows through your home. By placing them tactically in areas that get plenty of light from doors and windows already, mirrors can then reflect the light to other areas of the house. Mirrors can also make a room look larger so, if you’ve got a small living room, consider adding a few mirrors.

Decide on Colours Carefully

Colours have the ability to either absorb or reflect light; dark colours absorb and light colours reflect. So, by being careful with the colours you choose and going for lighter shades in areas that have plenty of light, you can make the room look much brighter. Also, by painting the ceiling a shade or two lighter than the walls you can make the entire room feel taller.

Install a Solar Tube

Solar tubes are a brilliant way of bringing natural light into even the dingiest and darkest rooms in the house. Solar tubes are reflective pipes that can travel from the roof of your home to the ceiling of a hallway and bring the natural light from outside. Just one or two of these strategically placed at your property can massively improve the light in your home.

Choose Doors With Plenty of Glass

Finally, one of the best ways that you can improve the flow of natural light in your home is to install doors which have plenty of glass in them. Choosing a backdoor that has as little framing as possible and as much glass as possible, allows the light to flow through and will help to make all of the above suggestions in this blog work better. By getting more natural light in the first place, you can then use other strategies to improve the flow throughout the house

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At Finewood, we’ve been established since 1990 and have become Scotland’s largest importer and supplier of doors. We supply our products to builders, councils, joiners and homeowners alike and have an unmatched selection of doors in the country.

Whether you’re looking for front doors, patio doors or different styles of glass to fit in your door, we’ll have the option for you.

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