There are many studies that show natural sunlight does wonders for health. Natural lighting stimulates the production of serotonin in the brain, making us feel happier. In fact, there are many home designers and architects that make natural lighting a central feature of their designs, with large open areas and floor-to-ceiling replacement windows.
The good news is you don’t need a whole makeover to increase natural light in your home. Here are a few tips that can quickly brighten up your living space.
The most obvious solution to brightening up an area of your home is to simply allow more ways for light to enter it, and that means more windows. Adding replacement windows to any room drastically changes the environment and atmosphere. Dark corners and shadows can make a room feel cramped and cluttered, but brightening a room up with more windows makes any space appear bigger than it actually is.
More Windows, Less Privacy
One major argument many people have against open designs is “When does it become too much?” Nobody wants to have plenty of natural lighting at the cost of privacy. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions available to allow sunlight to enter while still preserving privacy.
Opting for textured or patterned window panes is the number one option, but their designs may not let the same amount of light in, or just simply might not fit in your general aesthetic. The window replacement options we have here at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland are varied enough to allow for nearly any design you have in mind. Ask us about the different types of panes such as white-diffusing glass, laminated tinted glass and other designs.
Call us today at (503) 419-3960 and ask us about your window options that can brighten up any dark room in your home. Services are available in Lake Oswego, Salem, Portland, OR, and nearby areas.