Posted on: 18 August 2016
Families typically spend the most time in the kitchen, dining room, or living room. If your family is one that loves conversing while relaxing on comfortable furniture and playing board games, you may be a little disappointed at the lack of how much natural light flows into the living room in the day. It can force you to use artificial lighting to get the light that you need, and this is a problem you may want to fix. An easy solution is to hire a remodeling contractor to handle the work on a few additions or changes.
French Patio Doors
If you have a standard entry door that goes into the backyard, it may not be bringing in much light or any at all. Although you could replace the door with one that has a large window, you can go even further by getting French patio doors instead. The fact that these doors are covered in windows will ensure you are able to bring in a considerable amount of light, especially if there are no backyard obstructions. You can expect to pay around $600 to $1,200 to buy a basic set of French patio doors and have them installed.
If you are determined to maximize the light you bring in, you should opt for large windowpanes. This will lead to fewer mullions and crosses, which are the parts that go horizontally and vertically between each window panel and can reduce how much natural light flows into your living room by a small margin.
Another way that you can bring more light into the living room is to expand your windows. If the room has multiple directions in which there are windows, you will get maximum light on the south facing side. Increasing the size of these windows will make the biggest impact on natural lighting.
If you know that the living room is a place you will always want to have natural light, you should consider installing skylights. You can purchase a basic one and have it installed for around $475 to $700. But, if you want the power to control how much light comes through the top at any point in time, you may want to look into adding treatments that play the same role as window treatments on normal windows.
All of these projects will increase the light that enters your living room. It is a matter of deciding what method you prefer, or if you want to invest in several methods to improve the natural lighting. For more information, contact Touch Stone Remodelers or a similar company.Share