Ample natural lighting is perhaps the best reasons to get the biggest windows that you can get for your home. Replacement window and vinyl siding contractor Woodbridge Home Exteriors shares tips on how to get the most of natural lighting from your windows.
Soften the Light — There are certain conditions where natural lighting isn’t ideal. When it’s casting a glare on your television or computer screen or when it’s getting in your eyes when sitting in your favorite spot, you may need to soften it with window treatments. White curtains can soften the light without darkening the room and work with nearly every color palette. You can experiment with other colors and materials if white curtains won’t work with the rest of the decor.
Grow Window Plants — The ample amounts of sunlight are perfect for growing sunlight-hungry potted plants. Succulents such as aloe vera and cacti are the best for this purpose, as they also help control the room’s humidity by absorbing the moisture in the air. For kitchens, you can grow cooking herbs such as basil and mint, both of which require almost constant sunlight to grow. If you have to hang the pots from the top, window and siding companies like ours recommend drilling into the drywall instead of the window frame.
Set Your Breakfast Nook or Home Office Against the Window — There’s no reason not to enjoy a nice view while you work or when having breakfast with your family. Set your office desk or breakfast counter so it faces the window and see the difference it makes. For old-fashioned home offices—as in no computer screens where the sunlight may cast a glare—you should have the desk positioned so you sit facing away from the windows. Either way, you won’t have to use as much indoor lighting, which can actually reduce eye stress.
Paint the Walls Dark — If you’re not into the popular all-white color scheme, consider going the other way and paint the walls with a dark color. Set against light-colored window frames and lots of sunshine coming through, the dark wall creates contrast and softens what would otherwise be an overly bright room. It also gives you more latitude on your room’s color palette selection.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is your leading provider of window and siding replacement services. Give us a call at (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma) and (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Hutchinson and Topeka, KS.