How to bring more light into your house
I realized that it is very important to have natural light into your home after I moved in my own house and after I had damaged my eyes by reading a lot using bed lamps with very poor light. So now I am doing my best to benefit from the natural light of the sun for as long as possible. But I had to do some adjustments for this. So I want to share my experience with you in case you want the same thing.
Well, the first and most important tip would be to think of it before buying your house in a dark area, so you’d better start looking for sunny areas in your city or town. Then orientation is very important, too. If you choose an apartment facing north you will have a very dark home, so try choosing a south orientation, as you will have light there both in the morning and also in the afternoon.
But if your house is already bought and now you only want to make it have more natural light, then you should also think about the amount of money you want to invest in this project. If money is not a problem, then you should try to put in a skylight. This is the best solution for bringing more natural light in. Then you should try to make one of the walls of transparent glass, if possible, especially if you are facing the garden or the ocean. Or maybe build a wall that is made of glass bricks if you want to let the light in, but not to let the other peek into your house.
Remove the old and small windows and replace them with huge windows, having almost the size of the wall if possible. Then try to keep all the curtains as far away to the wall as possible, as they are very good at hiding things, light included.
Maybe you would not think of it, but try to wash your windows more often because the dust that covers your windows prevents the light from coming in.
Paint all the walls in the house in light colors, white if possible and try to purchase matching light color carpets and even bed covers and furniture – this will make the room a lot larger and more full of light. Keep as little furniture as possible and remember that all busy rooms make the light reach its destination a lot harder.
Well, if none of these tips have worked very nice on your home, you should consider moving closer to the Equator where people benefit from more hours of light and the sun shines brighter.