Achieving Balanced Lighting for Your HomeOctober 06, 2015
While homeowners have grown to rely on electricity for light, natural daylight still plays a huge part in defining interior spaces. This provides balanced lighting to your rooms, which can improve visual comfort while allowing you to go about your daily business more effectively.
How to Achieve Balanced Lighting
In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY, your reliable contractor for window replacement in Beacon, NY and nearby areas, discusses how you can provide balanced lighting in your home.
● Spread light properly
For balanced lighting, make sure to introduce daylight from two directions. A room with only a single window for illumination creates dark corners, which can put unnecessary strain on the eyes. If possible, put another window on the adjacent wall to distribute light to these dark corners.
● Use window treatments
You can reduce the glare from sunlight in your interiors by putting in shades, drapes, or blinds. Using a loosely woven, dark-colored drape allows an even amount of sunlight to enter your rooms while still providing a clear view of the outdoors on sunny days. Light-colored drapes will be very bright in direct sunlight and it may be difficult to see through them. If you want more privacy, a light-colored drape is the way to go.
● Invest in window glass that blocks ultraviolet light
Without protective films on your windows’ glass, sunlight can damage your walls, furniture, and flooring. For this reason, you should consider investing in UV-filtering glass packages for your windows. Besides protection from sun damage, this allows ample light control for your interiors.
● Use reflective outdoor surfaces.
Your home can benefit from more daylight through outdoor surfaces that reflect light to your interiors. For instance, a light-colored sunlit wall near your windows can provide more light than a view of the north sky. Horizontal surfaces from your surroundings, like a lake, a sandy beach, or snow-clad ground, allow a considerable amount of natural light to enter your rooms as well.
● Replace your windows.
Increasing the area of glass in your windows can help daylight enter your home. That’s why your units’ size and shape are important factors to consider for your home’s balanced lighting. For lasting visual comfort, why not contact Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY for a window replacement?
If you need a picture, casement, or double hung window in Clifton Park, NY to achieve balanced lighting, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY can make it easy for you. Our excellent replacement windows can maximize your home’s energy efficiency and comfort through our Fibrex® frame material and Low-E glass. Our installation process also ensures that your window replacement goes smoothly from start to finish. After all, homeowner satisfaction is always at the top of our list – we strive for 5!
Enjoy evenly lit rooms for your New York home when you choose us. Fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.