It’s estimated that the average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. As more and more people embrace the remote work lifestyle, it’s easy to pass entire days without venturing outdoors. Embracing natural light indoors can do wonders for the body and mind. There’s no better blend than the comfort of the indoors combined with the gorgeous sunshine of the outdoors. If you’re hoping to maximize the natural light that your new home gets, keep these tips in mind:
Go Big or Go Home
As you design your custom home, adding lots of windows is a great way to maximize the amount of natural light your space receives. But it’s not just the number of windows that counts. The size of the windows can make a huge difference in the amount of light a room receives. Wherever possible, go for oversized windows that let in the most light possible. You can even swap out solid doors for ones with glass panels that allow light through.
Reflect the Existing Light
Some rooms are naturally a bit darker than others. To maximize the sense of airiness and natural light, try adding a few mirrors around the space. This helps reflect natural light and make the room feel lighter and brighter. You can also use metallic, shiny decor pieces to reflect light further. If a room is feeling too dark for your liking, don’t be afraid to add some reflective pieces to the space!
Choose the Right Color Palette
Color has a huge impact on home design. That’s especially true when you’re short on natural light. If you’re aiming for the lightest, brightest space possible, avoid dark colors. They tend to absorb light instead of reflecting it. Light neutrals and whites can help a space feel bigger and brighter. The color of your ceilings can also have a major impact. White ceilings reflect light and lend the entire space a sense of airiness.
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If you have a clear vision for what your dream home should look like, talk to Absolute Construction. We are a multi-year Parade of Homes Gold Medal winner in Chatham county North Carolina, and build award winning custom houses in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina. Get in touch today!