Using Natural Light in Your House

by Dara Lewis 07/14/2019

Most buyers consider things like size and appearance when looking for a befitting home to buy. Apart from the size of the home, the school district and the neighborhood are other relevant factors to consider when looking for the right house to buy. Are you aware of the fact that natural light has a fantastic role to play in a potential home? The purpose of natural light in a home cannot be overlooked. Here are some reasons why you should consider a home with natural light in your hunt.

Good for your health 

One of the advantages of natural light is that it improves sleep. It also makes you less dependent on fluorescent light which sometimes associated with some health challenges like sleep disturbances and elevated stress responses. Natural light is ideal for everyone, especially those people diagnosed with health challenges such as seasonal affective disorder. 

Illuminate the home 

Remove all light-blocking windows and replace them with unfettered windows. Also, you can also replace heavy drapes with sheer curtains. You should look into half-window treatment if you need more privacy than what you will get from bare windows. Some of the half-window treatments that you should consider are interior shutters, café curtains, and adjustable accordion blinds that provide privacy and leave the upper portion of your window open. It is advisable to keep your traditional blinds open while the sun is out and shut them during the evening when the sun is no longer shining. 

Creative Reflection

An excellent way to expand the reach of the sun is by carefully placing mirrors in strategic areas to provide reflections to your darker living spaces. For instance, you can use a mirror to reflect the light into dark hallway as well as darker corners of a room.Another way to brighten up your spaces is by using reflective paint. Go for matte finishes and light colors for better illumination. Soft shades of furniture as well as rugs will help boost your home's natural light.

Potential Downsides 

Prior to buying a new house, it is essential to observe the orientation of the house. Try to check the interior at different times of the day to enable you to know how the sun's natural path will reach the interior of the home. The quantity of light you need depends on you. Get most of the natural light by buying a house well exposed to natural light.

About the Author
Author

Dara Lewis

Dara Lewis re-joined the housing industry in 2015 after two years of living in the Caribbean. Her previous experience includes over 12 years in the multi-family housing industry within North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana-managing, and leasing apartment communities for REIT's, as well as individual owners/investors. Now a licensed realtor in Maryland, Dara obtained her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and NAR green professional designations in 2016, and has been a member of WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS since 2015. At the beginning of 2018, Dara is proud to have successfully achieved membership into the Real Estate Million Dollar Association (REMDA). Dara is an active member of Trinity Church in Towson, is the volunteer coordinator of the Towson High School Sports Boosters Bull Roast and enjoys assisting the Towson High School Music Boosters whenever possible. Dara is a graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and enjoys traveling around the world, as well as watching her sons play soccer from the sidelines. Dara is ready and excited to help you with all your real estate needs. Read More Specialties and Designations Works With First Time Home Buyers, Country Homes, Resale Residential, Suburban Living, Urban Living, Single Family Homes and Townhomes ABR Cities Served Baltimore, Bel Air, Cockeysville, Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Forest Hill, Glen Arm, Hereford, Loch Raven, Lutherville, Lutherville Timonium, Monkton, Owings Mills, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Ruxton, Sparks, Timonium, Towson, Westminster, White Hall, White Marsh Counties Served Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Baltimore City