Maximise light in your home

Cast some natural light around your home with our useful guide.

Natural daylight has many benefits, not only to the visual appeal of your property but also to your health and wellbeing. Making your home lighter can be done in a number of ways, you can make use of simple yet clever tricks or make some more permanent and even structural changes that will not only change the lighting but could add value to your home.

New windows and doors

One of the most obvious ways to bring more light into the home is by moving or adding more windows and doors to a property. It may seem to be a drastic measure, but if you have the space we can help you make it happen. Bespoke joinery projects such as these can make a huge difference to your home.

With our years of experience delivering these types of bespoke joinery projects throughout West Sussex some of the more popular options to make the home lighter include:

– Bifold doors

– French doors

– Sash windows

– Landscape-style windows

– Skylights

Seeing is believing when you have wonderful views

If you’re lucky enough to have an attractive garden or perhaps even pleasant views, why let them go to waste? Swapping a door, a couple of windows or maybe even an expanse of wall for gorgeous, practical bifold doors can transform the whole feel of the place, and in the summer months will help you to bring the great outdoors inside.

Needless to say, these types of joinery projects don’t necessarily have to be expansive and expensive, and light doesn’t have to just come in from the side. The addition of a roof lantern or skylight will transform any room, and will even help to make rooms appear larger in the process.

bi-fold doors

Clever ideas inside can bring even more benefits

Once you have helped to bring more light into the property, you may want to focus your attentions on making the most of that light. There are several ways to do this, and one of the more innovative is to use a lighter colour palette throughout the rooms. This can mean changing your furniture, wall and floor coverings and even curtains, cushions and tableware. It is amazing how a few changes to the soft furnishings can lift a room.

Using reflective, and perhaps even transparent, surfaces is an option that will bring immediate results. Mirrors, bright ceramic tiles, stainless steel fittings, glass table tops and doors with glass panels will all add light and will introduce a feeling of greater space. Choosing wall, ceiling and table lamps which enhance the new look will also prove to be a fruitful strategy.

You have so many opportunities to make the most of the light that is now coming in, so it makes sense to be open to all suggestions. As always, if it is a bespoke joinery project that you’re considering, a chat with the experts at JLA Joinery will help you decide on the best option.

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