Spending time outside is always wonderful, but sometimes it’s just nice to bring that natural light inside your home. If you’ve ever stepped outside into the sunshine and immediately felt better, there’s a reason. Natural light is proven good for humans and can help boost emotions and overall health. From installing replacement windows in your San Jose, CA home to hanging more mirrors, changing window coverings, and more, the following is a list of ways you can bring more natural light into your home:
Mirrors reflect light, so if you add more mirrors around your home, the sunlight coming in from your windows will be reflected and magnified, making your home look brighter and feel more comfortable. Place a big mirror over your couch to brighten your living room or install mirrors down a hallway to make your space feel bigger, brighter, and more welcoming.
Older windows usually have bulky, too-big frames that can block out the sun. Also, old window glass can dramatically lower the amount of natural light in your home. One great way to boost your home’s natural light is to install replacement windows. Choose models with slim frames and clear glass to bring in more light. You can even make your windows bigger with a window replacement.
Even if you have brand new, oversized windows with clear glass, your window treatments might still be blocking the sunshine. Heavy drapes block parts of your windows, dramatically reducing the natural light that gets in. If you want the privacy of heavy drapes, but don’t want to miss out on the light, try installing shutters you can close at night, or install shutters only on the bottom half of your window. You could also install sheers to let the light in but block the outside view.
It’s important to remember that while natural light is good for you, too much natural light can reduce your home’s energy efficiency. The California sunshine is undoubtedly warm, and its warm rays can heat the inside of your home and make your air conditioner work overtime, causing your energy bills to go up.
There is an easy fix for this problem: low-E glass. Low-E glass has a special coating that blocks UV rays and, therefore, the extra heat from entering your home. Low-E glass can also help protect your rugs and furniture from fading in the sun. Get more natural light with replacement windows without higher energy bills by installing them with low-E glass.
Bring more natural light into your home with replacement windows with low-E glass and let California Custom Creations help you install those new windows. We offer a range of San Jose, CA replacement window services, and would be happy to give you more information about what we can do for you and your home. Stop by and visit us or give us a call today to learn more.