How To Increase Your Home’s Natural Light With Windows
While electricity and lighting can do wonders in your home, nothing beats having natural light. While there are certain tricks you can use in your home to bring more light into your space, like installing mirrors or using a light colour palette on your walls and floors, the best way to bring light in is by installing windows.
1. Avoid grills in the glass
Windows with grills have become a popular choice for homeowners looking for a high-end, luxury look, but grills can have an impact on your home’s natural light. Not only do grills have the potential to obstruct your view, but they can also limit the amount of light that comes through your windows and into your home. Switching out your grilled windows will also help increase your home’s energy efficiency, as grills can stop the argon gas in the glass from working the way it’s supposed to.
2. Remove privacy glass
For years, homeowners have chosen privacy glass for areas of their homes like bathrooms. While privacy glass still allows natural light into your home, you won’t get as much as you would with clear glass.
3. Get brick-to-brick installation
If you’re considering new windows for your home, it’s important to know the difference between the two primary types of installation options. Many window installers do retrofit installations because they are more cost-effective, but this means fitting your new windows to the old frames. This often means that the new windows will end up not being as large as they could have been. Brick-to-brick installation, on the other hand, will allow you to get the most light possible as you’ll get a bigger window than a retrofit installation.
At Oakville Windows & Doors, we can work with you to ensure that your new windows give you as much natural light as possible! Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your window installation.