A home that makes good use of natural light makes it more inviting and comfortable to live in. When planning your home remodel, it’s important to consider having more natural light in your home’s interiors. Not only will it reduce the need for artificial lighting, but it will also add more health benefits that you and your family can take advantage of. It’s not easy to design this alone, so you’ll need to work with an experienced wood window replacement contractor so that they’ll figure out how your home can maximize natural light.
Adding Natural Light to Your Design
When incorporating natural light into your home remodel, you need to consider several factors including the solar position of your home and the daily sky conditions. Even the daily and seasonal variations of natural light can make it unpredictable at times, but with the help of a seasoned contractor, they can help you get through the whole remodeling process.
Designing your remodel can be as simple as knowing the usual daylit spaces in your home and how you can benefit from them. Such benefits include increased energy savings and better productivity. Of course, natural light won’t always provide light in your home, so you can expect your wood window replacement to look dull on some days while bright and sunny on other days depending on the weather. But it’s this type of “seasonal variety” of your home’s interior illumination that adds to the excitement of living in a space that maximizes natural light.
Measurable Health Benefits From Natural Light
Spending more time under natural light means less time spent under artificial lighting such as fluorescent bulbs. These lights are normally safe for most people but can cause elevated stress, as well as eye strain and migraines. Broken CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) can even emit mercury, which can be harmful.
Natural light also improves sleep and reduces the risk of heart disease, bone loss, weight gain, and even various cancers. This is because vitamin D is absorbed by the skin when exposed to natural light, which is an important nutrient that benefits your health and well-being. Just feeling the warmth of natural light is sure to inspire more productivity and alertness to anyone.
Make sure to call Kroll Construction if you’re considering a major home remodel or a simple wood window replacement. Reach us at (888) 338-6340 or you can fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve our customers in Michigan, including Detroit and nearby MI areas.