Windows with lots of natural light provide so many benefits, but sometimes you have to make a few adjustments to get the most of these windows. Window replacement contractor StateWide Energy Solutions shares some tips on how to do so:
Soften the Light
Maximum natural light sometimes isn’t ideal. You may be getting too much glare on your computer screen at your home office. Perhaps you’ll be sitting in your favorite spot and sunlight may be getting in your eyes. Maybe the room is so bright that it won’t let you take your afternoon nap.
If this is the case, you need to soften—not block—the natural light with window treatments. White curtains are the go-to solution as it softens natural light, it does not darken the room, and it works with most color palettes. You can also try other light-colored curtains if white isn’t working with the decor.
Grow Window Plants
A window garden is a great solution for making the most of natural light. Certain types of plants actually thrive on all-day exposure to sunlight. For bedrooms, succulents such as aloe vera and cacti are good indoor plants and can even work as dehumidifiers. You can do the same in the kitchen with cooking herbs such as oregano and basil. Consider getting garden windows for your kitchen. These are protruding custom windows similar to bay windows but have glass tops that allow lots of natural light in.
Large sunny windows allow a nice view and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy them in the comfort of your home. For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when talking about window seating is a bay window. If you don’t have one, no problem. You can simply set your home office desk facing your sunny windows to enjoy the view while working. Setting your breakfast banquette against large kitchen windows will achieve the same effect. Doing so can also help clear precious kitchen space.
StateWide Energy Solutions is your leading provider of energy efficient windows. Give us a call at (214) 302-0557 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Frisco, TX and the surrounding Texas areas.