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Brighten up Your Space with Natural Light—Here's How!

cabinet chairs daylight in living roomArtificial lighting can’t compare to the full hue spectrum that natural light brings to a room.

Allowing natural light into your home has many benefits, such as reducing up to 75% of your energy costs and increasing your productivity, happiness and overall well being.

The architectural design of dark wooden walls and closed floor plans in older homes limits the amount of natural illumination allowed to brighten up your living space.

If your home has an older design, it doesn’t mean that you have to tear it down and rebuild it from scratch to let in the sunshine. EAS is dishing up several simple, low cost remodeling projects that increase the natural illumination in your home.

3 Ways to Brighten Up Your Space—Naturally

1. Paint your eaves and walls

2. Utilize reflective materials

3. Upgrade your windows

1.  Paint your eaves and walls

If your eaves, the overhangs from your roof, are dark, paint them white to reflect the light into your home. This doesn’t affect your home’s curb appeal since it’s a hidden, often overlooked part of a home.

The same goes for your interior. By painting your interior walls a high gloss white or light color, your walls become like mirrors, reflecting light and increasing natural illumination.

2. Utilize reflective materials

Glass is a highly reflective material which you can easily add as a backsplash to your kitchen or bathroom. If you want to take it a step further, replace some of your wall space with glass blocks.

3. Upgrade your windows

Whether you are remodeling or just want to add more sunlight to your home, picture windows are a great addition—especially if you want to bring in the beauty of the outside.

If you live in a high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) be sure to select a picture window that is strong enough to protect your home and family during severe weather.

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