Natural light is something that most homeowners would like to have more of. When you step into a home with lots of natural light, you instantly feel uplifted, and that’s why it’s important to encourage the light to come in. One way to do that is to add new windows, which can instantly bring a home up to date and improve the amount of light that enters your home. If you live in a period property in an area such as Kinross or Aberdour, then you might have particularly small windows, and adding some new ones can be a great investment. Here are some of the benefits of bringing more natural light into your home.
Feeling of space
More light gives you a feeling of space, and well-lit rooms can help your home feel bigger. If you’ve ever been into a room with bay windows, then you’ll know how much difference they can make. These make an excellent feature to bring natural light into living or dining areas, and that’s why some newer builds in Dunfermline such as the Mossgreen development have used them to great effect. If you have a room that feels a little claustrophobic, then simply adding a bay window allows for more light, and even gives you a seating area where you can enjoy the view.
We all know how cold a Scottish winter can get, and therefore anything that heats your home is helpful. Natural light can warm your home, so on cold but sunny days your home can feel warmer. Of course, modern double glazing also helps trap the heat, so you could end up turning your heating on less, which makes new windows an excellent investment.
There are many health benefits associated with natural light, including:
- Increasing vitamin D which is essential to health
- Improved eyesight
- Boosting mood
- Improving alertness and productivity
It can be difficult to get enough sunshine during the winter months, but by changing to a style such as tilt & turn windows that let in more light, you may notice that you feel more cheerful when you’re spending time around the house.
If you have enough natural light, there’s less need to turn the lights on, so you can reduce your energy usage. If you have a room such as a loft conversion that’s difficult to light, then a solution might be VELUX Windows, which fit into the roof and allow for natural light overhead. This is great for when kids are studying or you’re working on a project. Some people also prefer natural light when they work, as they find it easier to see what they’re doing.
If you’d like to bring in more natural light with new windows, then give SRJ Windows a call. Based at Macintosh House, Innova Campus, Viking Way, Rosyth, near Dunfermline, KY11 2UU, simply call us on 01383 851 951 for a free quote.