Benefits Of Natural Light In Your Home

27 January 2021

The abundance of benefits natural light holds is undeniable – from benefits to your health and also your wealth. As the majority of our time is spent indoors, especially in the colder months, it is important to maximise the amount of natural light your home gets. 

Natural light coming through window

So, what are some of these benefits exactly and what can you do to ensure that your home lets in as much natural light as possible? 

Some of the advantages of natural light in the home include:

  • Saves energy and money 
  • Adds value to your home 
  • Mental health benefits 
  • Physical benefits 

Let’s take a closer look at the above benefits and how you can achieve increased natural light in your home.

5 benefits of natural light in the home

  1. A more economical home

It may seem obvious but a lighter home is a warmer home. By brightening your home with natural light, you not only save on electricity bills but also it can reduce your heating bills too. 

  1. Create a sustainable home 

We all want to do what we can to help reduce our environmental footprint. By enhancing natural light in your home, your home will not only be more energy efficient but you can create a home that is kinder to the environment too. 

  1. Increase the value of your home 

It is well known that natural light helps to create a greater sense of space, however, what isn’t as well known is that by increasing the natural light in your home can actually increase the value of your home. This is because buyers are willing to pay more for a property that is more open and spacious. So, if you’re looking to sell your property, increase the amount of sunlight in your home and you may just get more for your money.

  1. A happier home 

Have you noticed that when it is a sunnier day you feel more optimistic and productive? Well, it is proven that sunlight has a positive impact on our mental health and can help to reduce stress and make us feel happier. 

Perfect for when working from home.

  1. A healthier body 

Sunlight has countless health benefits. Just to name a few, increasing vitamin B and D, stimulating appetite and improving digestion and also boosting the immune system, are all health benefits of natural light. 

For more information about how natural light can benefit your physical health then head over to this Healthline blog where they go into more detail.   

How to maximise natural light in your home 

Now, it is all well and good knowing the benefits that natural light can have on your home and your well-being, but how can you make your home a lighter place to live? 

If you want to maximise the amount of light in your home, here are a few ways to do so:

  • Opt for  blinds over curtains
  • Considering installing a conservatory 
  • Avoid heavy curtains and drapes 
  • Use a glass wall instead of a solid wall.
  • Increase the size of your windows 
  • Strategically place mirrors around your home to reflect light
  • Knock through walls 

By now it is likely that you are considering some home improvements to make the most of natural light in your home. But before you do, it is important to choose a trusted home improvement specialist to discuss your options.If you’re considering new windows or doors, you can get an online quote, or find a local double glazing company.