Poor lighting is often a problem that people face. While flipping the switch might be the easy solution, it will only raise your electricity bill. There are lots of ways you can let more natural light into your home, so here are a few suggestions you can implement.
Be Smart With Your Mirrors
Mirrors aren’t just for your own reflection; they can also reflect natural light. Place the mirror adjacent to your window. The mirror will actually reflect the light filtering through the windows and make the room brighter.
Translucent shades provide you with privacy while letting in the natural light. The shades will even emanate a soft glow, which is great for special effects.
Install Reflective Surfaces
Reflective surfaces can bounce light off themselves and make everything seem a bit brighter. You can invest in glass doors that will allow light through. Reflective surfaces can also be stainless, tiled or even polished wood.
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Skylights are another way to add extra light to your home. They allow you to peek through the ceiling for a great view while letting in precious light.
Solar tubes are another smart way to bring in natural light. The tubes reflect light from the rooftop all the way down into your room. It’s like having a natural light bulb in your ceiling that is literally powered by the sun.
If your walls are white, then that is an advantage. If they are not, then it is better to repaint your ceiling to a slightly lighter colour to reflect natural light. Matte paint is a good choice for that.
Clean Your Windows
The cleaner your window, the better it is able to reflect light. Make the most out of what you already have before doing anything else.
Cut Your Trees
Sometimes the problem may not be inside but outside. If there are trees that are blocking the light, you should have them trimmed or cut down altogether.
As you’ve probably guessed, some ways are more cost effective than others. The best thing you can do on a conservative budget is to make the most out of what you have. Install as many mirrors and clean surfaces as possible so that they can reflect the maximum amount of light.
If you would like to see learn more about ways to light up your home, then give us a call today. We can help you find cost-effective solutions for your home.