There are a number of reasons why certain rooms seem darker than others. Take lofts or attics, for example, being at the top of your home they can have the tendency to feel dark and cramped but that needn’t be the case.
Why is natural light important in your home? Not only does it make a room feel bigger and more spacious, but it also benefits your mood and wellbeing.
It seems obvious but the windows you choose will have a great impact on the amount of light your home gets. So, which are the best windows for brightening up a dark room?
Let’s take a closer look at some designs that help maximise natural light.
Open up your roof with a roof lantern
If you’re looking for a window option that opens up space whilst maximising natural light then installing a roof lantern is a perfect choice. Popular with extensions and conservatories, a roof lantern creates another avenue for light to enter your home and, therefore, will flood a room with natural light by opening up roof space. You may not know it but ‘top light’ is, in fact, three-times brighter than light that enters through a vertical window, so for ultimate lighting, installing a roof lantern is a bright decision!
The trusty casement window
The casement window is one of the most popular styles on the market and it is also a great choice if you are looking for a window that draws in natural light. Featuring a single sash and slim frames, casement windows offer unobstructed views and are available in relatively large sizes – perfect for enhancing your home’s lighting.
Flawlessly functional French casement windows
Often chosen for their stylish and attractive appearance, French casement windows are extremely functional. Like a conventional casement window that only features a single sash, when opened, a French casement will flood your home with sunlight and let maximum fresh air in. In addition, the hinged double-pane units mean larger glass areas. As far as natural light is concerned, the larger the glass the better and, therefore, French casement windows are ideal if you’re aiming to illuminate a dark room.
Want to know more about how to get natural light in your home? Get in touch with QBD and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options.