New windows are a great way of making your home look fresh and new again and really add curb appeal. There are many different types of new windows that you can choose from and these days they each have extra benefits. These can be things like reducing your energy bills, providing improved security and cutting down on noise pollution. But something that is not thought about as much as it perhaps should be is how much extra light new windows provide a room. Here are some ways to bring light back into your home with new windows.
If you find yourself having to turn on the lamps earlier even though it is still light outside, it is a good bet that the glazing on your windows is actually blocking natural light. It will not matter how often you clean your windows, it’s the actual glass that’s the problem. New windows have special glass in them that allows the maximum amount of natural light through, while blocking harmful UV rays, even if you are replacing old windows with new ones of the same size.
For those rooms that are particularly dark, there are some things you can think about changing if you plan on purchasing new windows. You could firstly enlarge the size of the window in the room. This does not take as much time and effort as your might think and as long as the supporting beam above the window is strong enough it is just a case of knocking extra bricks out to enlarge the opening. A good window company will be happy to survey your window and give you a quote for the work. This quote will also include complete finish, so you will not be left with having to replace plaster or wallboards.
If you have a room in the attic you may find it difficult to get enough natural light in there and rely heavily on electrical lighting. Installing roof windows is a great solution to this problem. You can have them fixed or you gen get ones that open to allow fresh air in too and a good range of blinds are now available for them so that you can have as much darkness as you need.
A downstairs family room always looks great with a bay window. These are semi-circular in shape and actually jut out from the front of the house. They have more panes of glass than a standard window and so allow in much more light and make your home look really attractive from the outside. A favorite thing to add to bay windows is a seating area that runs around the wall in the inside of your room. This is a great place to watch the world go by or engross yourself in a book.
New windows really are a great way to save on energy bills and bring natural light back into your home. There are many options available so you should talk to a window company to see what they can suggest for you. Once your new windows are fitted, get ready to see your home in a totally new light.
Jenny Forts is working as home design consultant and she believes that the window is one of the crucial parts of the home design.