Think Outside the Box: Smart Ways to Let in More Light

Natural light is a sought-after feature by many homeowners. It can save you money on energy costs, reduce stress levels, increase productivity, and help you sleep better. Adding more natural light to your home can help you reap these benefits, as well as increase the value of your house. While you may think you’re stuck with the windows you have, there are many ways that you can get creative to let in more natural light.

Bay or Bow Windows
Windows that extend out from the house are known as bay or bow windows. Bay windows have three sections that come together at an angle, while bow windows have four or more sections that form a gently curved arch. Bay and bow windows allow more sunlight to enter the house throughout the day and provide an expanded view of the outdoors.

Transom Windows
Transom windows are windows that are placed above another window or a door to provide more light to a room. They offer a unique decorative look and can be created in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Transom windows can also be added to interior doorways to take advantage of light from one room to another.

Glass Panel Doors
To dramatically increase the natural light in your home, consider adding glass panel doors. Whether you choose folding or sliding options, these doors greatly increase the amount of sun that enters the home. They can also be used in interior doorways to spread light to darker rooms of a house.

Skylights and Sun Tunnels
Adding skylights to your home is an easy way to flood your home with light. Skylights are available in fixed glass or vented options and can be installed with remote control shades. Sun tunnels are high reflective tubes that run from the roof to a room below to provide natural light. These are great options for small spaces and for first floor rooms.

While not a window, mirrors that are strategically placed across from windows can reflect natural light throughout a room. Custom mirrors can be designed to fit in just the right places to make the room seem more open and airy.

If you’re ready to let in the light, contact True View today for a free estimate. Our window and glass professionals can help you find the right solution increase the natural light in your home.


Home Tips

Schedule Your Consultation Schedule Your Consultation