Natural lighting is always a better option in your home because it gives it a unique cozy touch. In addition, it is proven that sunlight increases serotonin levels, which improves our mood. And, as if that were not enough, you save energy and the electricity bill does not increase.
Unfortunately, many houses were not built taking into account an adequate use of natural light; If this is the case in your home, don’t worry, there are some remodeling projects that can significantly increase the natural lighting inside.
Painting of walls and ceilings
Painting walls and ceilings white or a light color is an easy option to add more light to a room and is the ultimate tip when it comes to improving indoor lighting. White is the brightest color and therefore the one that will reflect the most light; but if you don’t like the idea, you can opt for the range of whites with a slight color tone.
A tip: the higher the gloss level of the paint, the greater the reflection of light. This does not mean that you go for the brightest white on the market, but rather that you opt for a slightly bright shade if the room in question is very dark.
Ceilings are also important when it comes to improving lighting. In this case, choose a matt white because this finish reduces the glare that it can cause in combination with artificial light.
A simple method of improving the interior lighting in your home is to add shiny, reflective decorative objects. For example, placing a mirror in front of a window can double the amount of sunlight entering the room.
Shiny objects reflect light back into the room, so it’s a good idea to place items such as: decorative wall mirrors, vases, furniture with glass, chrome or mirror accents, lamps, picture frames, metalwork and metal faucets.
This is definitely not the easiest solution, but it is very effective. Enlarging the size of the windows is a fantastic option to improve the natural lighting in your home. You can also replace some wall sections with glass blocks, which will give your space a retro touch.
Of course, not every section of the wall can be replaced because you would compromise the structural integrity of the house. In this case, you should turn to a professional to check if the modification is possible and suggest the best options to carry it out.
A little used resource, but incredibly effective to attract natural light inside the house are the skylights, since they provide a more uniform illumination than most windows since the sunlight enters the room directly, in addition to being less they are likely to be shadowed by outside objects.
This is also a project that requires a professional, as it involves cutting a hole in the roof, installing the skylight, and sealing it well.
An extra attraction of skylights: they not only allow the direct entry of sunlight, but also that of the Moon.
Wash the windows
This suggestion may seem basic, but thoroughly washing windows and glass doors, inside and out, will ensure that maximum sunlight filters through the glass. Do you think there is not much dirt on your windows? You just have to pass your fingers over the glass and you will have your answer.
And finally… Don’t forget the floor
Maybe you haven’t considered it, but the floor is also a source of light if you choose the right one.
Whether it’s hardwood, ceramic or stone floors, choose colors in light tones and with a polished finish for best results by reflecting light. In rooms where you have carpets, always prefer neutral and light colors.