Springtime is here, and that means more daylight! If you’re thinking about replacing your windows soon, you should take some time to think about how you can put all that extra sunshine to good use. You won’t maximize the sun’s illumination inside your home by simply getting new windows installed. To make the most of the daylight, you’ll need to be think about where your windows are in a room, as well as a couple other factors. Read on to learn more!
- Open Up Your Space with Multiple Windows
If you’re only letting sunlight into a room from one source, you’ll likely run into problems with glare on reflective surfaces. When you bring in sunlight from two different sources, you get more natural, balanced lighting inside your home.
- Use Mirrors to Maximize Sunlight
Do you have a room that’s too small to incorporate multiple windows? No problem! If space is limited, make use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces to capture the sunlight and reflect it back into the room. This can go a long way in illuminating a room from wall to wall. If you incorporate indoor features like this into a rooms design, you can maximize the sunlight you get when you don’t have the space to open things up with more windows.
- Consider Translucent Glass for Additional Privacy
Adding lots of windows to a room can mean your indoor area is a little more open to public view. In rooms like the bathroom or bedroom, this might be a little concerning. However, you have more options than hanging blinds and heavy curtains to keep your room private. Adding translucent glass to a window means you’ll be giving up your view of the outdoors – but these glass options are great if you want to block visibility from the outside and not give up your sunlight.
- Make Sure to Get Glass with Low-E Coating
Low-E Glass is great for letting the sunlight into your home while protecting your belongings. This transparent metallic coating protects your furniture, carpets, and artwork by blocking out problematic portions of the solar spectrum, while allowing good ones to illuminate your home. It also works a shield of sorts, by reflecting the sun’s heat away from your home, while still letting light pass through. When you combine this technology with double-paned windows, you end up with a window that’s extremely energy efficient.
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