Natural light can make a big difference in the atmosphere of a room and how you feel in it. The right type and style of windows in the right places can add the light you want where you want it. If you want more natural light in your home, here are a few ways to incorporate windows into your home:
1. Upgrade to a Larger Window
There are a lot of things to consider when adding or replacing windows in your home. One of them is whether you want to replace what you have or upgrade to a larger window. Bay windows, bow windows, and picture windows are popular options for larger windows that let in a lot of light.
Because bow windows or bay windows extend outward, you can also think about how to use that extra space. Depending on the window size, style, etc., this could be some extra shelf space or even a full bench that you could turn into a reading nook or relaxation space with some extra storage.
Check out the Zephyr Thomas team replacing a bay window for this homeowner!
2. Put in a Wall of Windows
Replacing windows or upgrading windows can improve the interior of your and are curb appeal ideas to improve your home’s exterior as well. If you want more windows and less wall space, you can put in a wall of windows.
Floor-to-ceiling windows make a statement and provide a lot of light. If a full wall of windows is a little too much for your preference, you can opt for a picture window instead. Standard windows side-by-side can usually be upgraded to a picture window easily.
Take a look at the time-lapse video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team installing a picture window!
3. Install Skylights or Sun Tunnels
More natural light is just one of the benefits of skylights. They can also be great options for upper-level rooms that need more light. For areas that are more difficult or further from the roof, sun tunnels can offer other light options.
Skylights & sun tunnels are versatile and there are a lot of options available to help you get the light you want in the rooms you want. Check out the Zephyr Thomas team installing skylights in the video below!
4. Build a Sunroom
A sunroom addition not only adds more space to your home, but also adds a lot of light too. These are just a few benefits of sunrooms. Plus, they are generally mostly windows to allow as much light in as possible.
When it comes to ways to incorporate windows into your home, sunrooms are classic options that also add value to your home. On top of that, there are three-season and four-season sunroom additions available. So, you can get a new space that you can use year-round if you want.
Check out the timelapse video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team build a three-season sunroom from start to finish!
5. Consider a Bathroom Window
Another way to incorporate windows into your home is to consider adding windows to your bathroom. Depending on your bathroom design and layout, the right window will vary. You can add a transom window or windows higher on the wall to let light in without sacrificing privacy.
You can also add skylights or sun tunnels to get light from above. If you would prefer to add larger windows or place windows lower on the wall, you can consider privacy glass or other ways to add privacy to your windows.
6. Add a Window in the Kitchen
Adding more natural light to a kitchen is a great way to brighten the space and lighten the atmosphere. Plus, there are several popular kitchen window styles to choose from to help you get the look you want.
Installing a window above the sink is a popular option as are skylights or sun tunnels. You can even put in a smaller bay window to get the extra shelf space! Using it as a shelf to grow a kitchen garden is one of the ways to use a bay window.
7. Choose Some Window Options for Doors
Another way to incorporate windows into your home and add some natural light to your entryway is to choose some window options for doors. A transom window above the door, sidelites on the sides of the door, or glass options in the door itself are all ways to add some windows in and around your entry door.
Take a look at the Zephyr Thomas team replacing this homeowner’s entry door with one that has glass options and sidelites!
8. Opt for Sliding Glass Patio Doors
If you need replacement doors for your patio, consider opting for sliding glass patio doors. These offer easy access to the patio while also allowing in a lot of natural light and a great view of the outdoors.
Not only are these doors a great way to incorporate more windows into your home and add more natural light, but there are also several other benefits of installing sliding glass patio doors.
Check out the timelapse video below of the Zephyr Thomas team installing new patio doors for this homeowner!
Get the Windows You Want With Zephyr Thomas
These are just a few ways to incorporate windows into your home. If you are interested in replacement windows or adding new windows to your home, contact Zephyr Thomas at 717-399-4708 to start a free quote. You can also visit our showroom to see some windows in person and get some inspiration.