When looking for a new property to invest in or if you’re about to start renovating your current house, it might be a good idea to try and maximise the amount of natural light that comes flooding into the building.
No one likes to feel like they’re living in a dark, cramped box and increasing the amount of natural light that comes in through the windows will have the added benefit of making your living spaces seem bigger and airier.
In terms of personal health and wellbeing, having more windows and therefore more light coming into the house could well encourage better sleeping patterns and habits, make you more productive, boost your creativity, reduce stress and improve your mood. And, of course, daylight is imperative for the correct regulation of vitamin D, as well as melatonin and serotonin, so having more light coming into your house could really make a difference to your overall health.
And then there’s your electricity bills to think about as well. If you do increase the number of windows in your home, which could easily be done by adding a conservatory for example or perhaps a few skylights here and there, you’re sure to find that your costs are reduced since you won’t need to have the lights turned on nearly as much.
Try and have a few more south-facing windows added to your house if possible, since these allow more winter sunlight in but also don’t permit direct sun to enter during the summer – so your house won’t overheat.
If you’re looking into conservatories in Cheshire at the moment, give us here at Malbern Windows a call.