If you would like to make your home look brighter, larger, and more modern, you will need to think smarter than simply knocking down walls. There are certain trade tricks that you can use, even if you are not a DIY king to enjoy natural light in your home more in the future without having to spend thousands of pounds. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started.
If you haven’t embraced open plan design yet, it is not too late. Instead of going for the full open, you can use a kitchen island to separate your cooking and dining area, but allow the light to flow through your space freely. You might also want to open some space up by removing a couple of walls. You can leave the frame, or simply install space separators, such as natural bamboo sticks or reed screens, so you can open up and enclose different areas of your home fast.
While larger windows are a good idea, you will want to make sure that you are using energy efficient double or triple glazing, or you will face higher energy bills. Simply replacing a back window with a patio door or some of the best bifold doors on the market will help you let more natural light in from every direction. Upstairs, you can add a larger window to your rooms, and this will not cost a lot of money.
Day and Night Blinds
Your shading should also be right. You might have the traditional Venetian or vertical lights that don’t allow the light to come in straight in the room. You will also have difficulties controlling the lighting. One of the stylish and low-cost solutions is getting day and night blinds that will prevent people from looking in from the street, even when they are fully open, and give you shade just the way you like it when the sun is trying to heat up your living room.
To avoid big and messy projects and still add value to your home, you might want to install some glass bricks instead of simply knocking down the walls. A row above the wooden door or next to it will let the light from other rooms in. If you have a dark landing or corridor, you can make it lighter and brighter by adding colorful glass bricks to the design.
If you have a ground floor extension in your home that is not bright enough, for example, a kitchen, you can get some roof windows and lighting shafts installed. Velux windows are great for brightening up your loft area, if you turned it into an office or an extra bedroom for a teenager.
Whether you are looking to increase the comfort level, harmony, or style in your home, you can find some easy DIY projects to achieve your goal. Use smart solutions and don’t be afraid to open your space to light.
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