Using Natural Light in Your House

by Teresa Boyd 10/06/2019

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

Teresa Boyd

I relocated to Ocean Isle Beach in 2002. Prior to that I lived in Maryland and worked for over 20 years in Washington, D.C. for the D.C. Court system and an office that prosecutes attorneys. I began my real estate career in 2006. 

The first year I worked as a real estate agent, I received the Rookie of the Year award. Each year since I have been recognized as a multi-million dollar sales agent and have consistently been one of the top producers in the company. Coldwell Banker National has recognized me with a Sterling Award for the number of sales transactions closed, The President’s Circle Award, and Coldwell Banker Sloane awarded me with the 2017 TOP PRODUCER Award for the highest sales volume. Long story short, I work hard for my buyers and sellers and it shows in my numbers!

I have been married for 34 years, have four children and eight grandchildren. I have been enjoying the South Brunswick Island area of North Carolina for over twenty years. Part of that time I was a vacationer here but the past 16 years I have called this my home. 

Call me and put my experience & knowledge to work for you. I look forward to working with you!