Friday 26 May 2017

Making Better Use Of Natural Light

Are you thinking about making some improvements to your home this year? Would you like to become more eco-friendly to protect the planet? Then you should take a look at some of the ideas on this page. Regardless of the size of your property, you can always save power and use the sun to illuminate your home. That is especially the case at the moment now the good weather has arrived. Depending on how much you can afford to spend, you should choose your improvements wisely. I’ve included some cheap and cheerful options alongside alterations that would provide the best results. So, there should be something for everyone in my latest post...

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Use blinds instead of curtains

Before you do anything else, you should think about the materials used on your windows. Lots of people use curtains because they provide privacy. However, they’re not the best solutions for the summer months. If you want the best outcomes, you should consider purchasing blinds from a specialist retailer. There are many different types and styles available. You just need to select something that suits your home design and personal tastes. Best of all? Most companies supplying those products will make them to your specifications. So, you just need to get your tape measure out, and you can make better use of natural light.  

Install some patio doors

If you don’t have them already, patio doors could offer the perfect solution to your lighting issues. They will allow a lot of sunlight to enter your home, and they’ll bring the outdoors inside. You shouldn’t try to undertake that task without professional assistance. That is because you might have to cut a massive hole in your exterior wall. Considering that, you should search online for experts in the field. Let them know what you want to achieve and ask for a quote. You can then work out if the job is financially viable.

Hang mirrors in strategic positions

A long time ago, people would use mirrors to help illuminate their properties. You should follow that process if you want to make the best use of natural light. Hanging mirrors in strategic positions could help to push the sun’s rays around your home. In most instances, you just need to place them opposite your windows. However, there are lots of techniques you could try, and so you just need to perform some further research. Everything you need to know is freely available online.

With a bit of luck, you now have enough information to make a start. Just create your plan and put it into action as soon as possible. At the end of the day, nobody wants to ruin the planet for future generations. So, we all need to do whatever we can to reduce energy consumption at home. The ideas on this page were just designed to point you in the right direction. Still, you can always get innovative and try something new. The possibilities are endless...!


1 comment

  1. Those are exactly the same as my blinds, good for the warmer months but on a giant window they're letting in a hellish amount of cold in the winter. This year I'm going to have to put up curtains in front of them just for the winter months because I've got serious money leaking out of that window each year as it's the room that I work in all day long, I sit right next to the giant window, and I keep running an extra heater to keep warm.


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