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How to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home

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Larger windows help to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home.

Natural light can do wonders for your health, as well as draw extra attention to your interior design. There are several ways you can increase the amount of sunlight that enters your home as well as maximize that light for greater effect.

Utilize Your Existing Windows

You may not actually be getting the full effect that your windows are capable of! Make sure that you’re keeping curtains and blinds open during the day; you may even want to consider switching heavier curtains and drapes to sheer curtains that will allow more light to filter through. Additionally, you can move large furniture away from your windows to keep from blocking the flow of sunlight.

Install New Replacement Windows

If you still feel that you aren’t getting enough natural light in your home, you may want to install replacement windows. Not only are these windows more energy-efficient, but they can also be bigger or differently-shaped to optimize the amount of light that enters the home.

Lighten Up

Other parts of your home can work in cooperation with your windows to maximize the effect of natural light in your home. Consider painting your walls and mouldings white or other lighter shades. White paint reflects light, rather than absorbing it, which makes a room feel much brighter. You can also hang mirrors to intensify the natural light that enters the home through your windows.

Switch out Walls for Windows

They say less is more, but we think more is more! Why opt for a regular replacement window when you could install a large picture window or even sliding glass doors? Going big is a great way to let more natural light into your home as well as improve the views from inside your home.

The Right Windows

You can still boost the amount of sunlight that enters your home without enlarging the size of your windows. If a larger window is out of the question, you can still choose replacement windows that naturally optimize the sunlight that filters through. Protruding windows–like bay windows and garden bay windows–reflect more light back into the home with the extra panes of glass that extend from the side of the home. Plus, depending on which type of window you choose, you may even get an extra little shelf under the window for storage and display!

Get a High-Quality Major Remodel From Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to replace your old windows with new replacement windows that flood your home with sunlight! With many styles to choose from, high-quality products, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will be in love with the end result. If you are ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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