Natural light is good for you. It not only boosts your emotions, but it also helps keep you healthy. Your home should maximize the sunshine, and welcome in tons of natural light to make you feel great every day. Your windows are a big part of that. While the sun in California is strong, there are ways to make it even stronger in your home. From Sana Ana, CA window replacement to mirrors, window coverings and lots more, here are few tips to help you maximize the natural light inside your home:
- Install New Windows – Older styles of windows usually have bulky, too big frames that can block out the sun. Also, old window glass can dramatically lower the amount of natural light that gets into your home. One great way to boost your home’s natural light is to install replacement windows. Choose models with slim frames and clear glass to bring in more light. You can even make your windows bigger with a window replacement.
- Add Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light, so if you add more mirrors around your home, the sunlight coming in from your windows will be reflected and magnified, making your home look brighter and feel more comfortable. Place a big mirror over your couch to brighten up your living room, or install mirrors down a hallway to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more welcoming.
- Change the Window Coverings – Even if you have brand new, big windows with clear glass, your window treatments might still be blocking the sunshine. Heavy drapes block parts of your windows, dramatically reducing the natural light that gets in. If you want the privacy of heavy drapes, but don’t want to miss out on the light, try installing shutters you can close at night, or only Ion the bottom. You could also install sheers to let the light in but block outside view.
There is one downside to letting in tons of natural light into your home: energy efficiency. The bright California sun can heat up your home, making your air conditioner work overtime, and causing your energy bills to skyrocket. One easy solution to this problem is to install low-E glass. Low-E glass has a special coating that blocks UV rays, and therefore extra heat, from entering your home. Low-E glass can also help protect your rugs and furniture from fading in the sun.
Enjoy natural light with replacement windows, and lowered energy bills with low-E glass.
If you want more information on how a window replacement in Santa Ana, CA or low-E glass can bring more natural light into your home, contact Cunningham Doors & Windows. We can do an in-home consultation to see how a window replacement can help you and your family, or you can stop by our showroom at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 to see some windows or low-E glass in person. Give us a call today at (714) 258-2500 to learn more.