4 Ways to Increase Natural Light in Your Home

Natural light. It enhances every room in your home, adding warmth, comfort, and life to any space. When you walk through a home basked in natural light, you can immediately start to feel your mood lift.

It’s also a prime way to conserve energy and save on your utility bills, which is sure to put a smile on your face.

Read on to see four ways to brighten your home, improve your energy efficiency, and increase your property value.

A Room with a View: The Wonder of Windows

Upgrading or adding windows is a quick way to increase natural light. Updating the shape, style, and size can make a big difference, helping rooms look more spacious and inviting. Casement and slider windows, typically tall and large, are prime options for letting in abundant natural light and fresh air.

Regardless of the style and size you choose, look for features like triple-pane insulation and dual Low-E coating for superior performance, efficiency, and weather resistance. See how your windows contribute to improving your home’s energy efficiency.

Tri-County offers the best in windows with Lindsay. Easy to clean and Energy Star approved, Lindsay windows are beautiful, efficient, and resilient.

Want to add even more light? Place mirrors on walls opposite windows to reflect and disperse natural light throughout the room, effectively doubling the amount of light in the space.

Opening a New Perspective: Doors

A new door (or doors)—much like windows—offers another opportunity to incorporate more light into your home. Choosing a front door with more glass or opting for a sliding glass door to your patio, deck, or landing creates a welcoming entry point that can flood a space with natural light. Focus on windows and doors with high-visible-transmittance (VT) ratings, indicating their ability to transmit light.

Tri-County offers a variety of door types and styles.

  • Taylor Exterior Doors
  • Lindsay Sliding Doors
  • Lason Retractable Screen and Storm Doors
  • Wincore Patio Doors

Feel the Breeze: Screened-in Porches

Feel the breeze without the bugs and add a burst of light to your home with a screened-in porch.

Screened-in porches are enclosed with screens rather than windows, allowing you to enjoy the sounds and essence of the season while avoiding pests. Screened porches can also provide an affordable way to add space and sunshine to your home.

Screened porches strike a balance between indoor and outdoor living, with budget-friendly options and quick installation. If you love the idea of fresh air and shade without a cloud of gnats and mosquitos, a screened-in porch might be your perfect solution.

Savor Every Season: Sunrooms

Letting the sun in while keeping everything else out.

A sunroom provides a fully enclosed space with insulated walls and plenty of windows, usually on three sides.

Sunrooms offer the best-of-both-worlds scenario, allowing you to enjoy the pleasure of being outdoors for all four seasons without the hassle of bugs, rain, and extreme temperatures. A sunroom also provides additional living space to your home, perfect for a home office, reading room, children’s play area, or entertainment space.

Add large windows, skylights, or even translucent roofing to amplify the natural light.

Read our recent guide to discover more about the benefits and differences between screened-in porches and sunrooms to decide which is the best option for you.

Want to Explore Options to Increase Natural Light in Your Home?

As your exterior experts, Tri-County can help you decide on the perfect choice to bring more natural light into your home. From window and door installation to screened-in porch and sunroom construction, we can do it all to bring your vision to life.

Contact us today or stop into our showroom to discuss options, review projected timelines, and receive a free project estimate.

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