One of the most effective ways to brighten up any room in a home is to incorporate more natural light. Modern homes today are designed to allow in as much natural light as possible, but this isn’t always true with older homes. The good news is that most of the time you are just a remodeling project away from brightening up your home, and it usually isn’t as difficult or time-consuming as you may think. When you work with the right home remodeling company, you’ll have a space that will brighten your mood every time you walk into the home. Consider these home renovation tips for increasing natural light in your home.
Use Reflective Kitchen Tiles
Your home may have sufficient natural light coming in, but your walls, cabinetry, furniture, and other items simply may not reflect it much. One of the most effective ways to disperse the natural light coming in through your kitchen window is to upgrade the wall tiles. Glass tiles are extremely reflective, but you could also opt for ceramic tiles with a glossy finish to boost the aesthetics of your kitchen. You’ll be amazed at how much brighter your kitchen space will look just by having the light from your existing windows reflect off of the tiles.
A fun home renovation project many homeowners love is to install skylights. It’s one of the easiest ways to incorporate more natural light into your space. Since the skylights are rarely obstructed by trees or other objects, the light entering through the ceiling will be consistent throughout the day. You can choose from various sizes depending on how large the room is, or even incorporate multiple smaller skylights throughout a large room for an even better effect.
Add New Windows
Some homeowners remove a large section of a wall and replace it with glass blocks to maximize the amount of natural light entering the home. This isn’t the quickest or easiest home remodeling job, but your contractor should be able to do it if it’s what you want. Alternatively, if your home doesn’t have as many windows as you’d like, consider remodeling by adding new windows strategically to allow more light to enter. Think about which rooms need to be brighter at what times of the day so you can add the window in the perfect location to maximize the light entering.
Make Remodeling Simpler With a Bright Paint Job
If you’re unsure which remodeling project would increase natural light in your home the most, start by repainting some of the walls. Using lighter paint colors on the walls with a satin finish can help it reflect more light, which can make a significant difference in the brightness of a room. Plus, there’s something about a new interior paint job that immediately enhances the aesthetics of your indoor space. A new paint job is one of the most cost-effective projects you can do. It might even increase the appearance of natural light enough that you don’t need to complete a major home renovation project.
Eakman Construction knows a thing or two about how to maximize natural light throughout a home. We take great pride in every remodeling project we complete, even if it only involves replacing windows. Having more natural light enter the home can boost the resale value and make your space feel more comfortable. If you are thinking about remodeling your home to increase natural light, contact us at (206) 972-2275 or fill out our online form. One of our experts will reach out to you soon.
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