Natural light can benefit you in so many ways. It increases the amount of Vitamin D that your skin absorbs, reducing risks of bone loss, heart disease and various other forms of cancer. Apart from that, exposure to natural light is also known to help with your mental health.
Specifically, it alleviates the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is caused by changes in season or seasonal patterns. As winter draws near, you should also prepare your home and make sure it receives enough natural light.
Window replacement expert Renewal by Andersen of Denver shares four ways you can increase natural light in your home.
Place Mirrors in the Room
Mirrors can help sunlight bounce around the room, making your interior appear brighter. You can also add decorative items with a metallic sheen in order to maximize the effect of mirrors.
Get Rid of the Drapes
Curtains can boost the appeal of your interior. But you might want to remove the heavy drapes to allow more natural light into your home. This is especially recommended if you’re having sleep problems as it can help normalize your circadian rhythm.
Make Sure You Have Enough Windows
Check if there are enough windows to allow as much natural light as possible. If you want to add replacement windows, consult an expert. They can help you decide the optimal number of windows for a particular room as well as window placement.
Install Skylights and Solar Tubes
Skylights are a great alternative for spaces where window installation can’t be done. But if a room doesn’t have direct access to your roof, you can opt for solar tubes instead.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver will make sure that every step in the window replacement process is done with keen attention to detail. To know more about our services, call us at (719) 419-5496 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Denver and nearby areas.