planning the natural lighting in your home: factors to consider

When you're creating the plans for your new home building, one aspect that could slip your mind is the placement of the windows and the importance this could bear on the overall characteristics of your room.

However, making effective use of natural light has a number of benefits, both aesthetic and therapeutic.

For example, having well placed windows throughout your home can help to make the space appear larger. By coupling this with lighter wall paints and mirrors, you can give the illusion of a larger house and a more upbeat, brighter environment overall. 

Natural light has also been proven to have therapeutic benefits. Sunlight contains Vitamin D which helps to make you feel happier and healthier.

By maximising the amount of light that comes into your home, you can alter the overall mood of the space - making your home a healthier place to spend time.

Taking into account the various personality types in your home could also be worth giving some thought.

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For example, are you a morning person or a night owl? This could play a role in the direction that you place bedroom windows, in order to make your home as personalised and comfortable as possible.

If you have plants inside your home, increasing the amount of light that can naturally stream in will help them to thrive, aiding the multitude of benefits that you can achieve by having flora around the family house.

Before committing to any double storey house plans, be sure to take the time to talk to an apg building and design consultant around in order to gain a fair idea about the type windows that work, the amount of light that floods the house, and your own personal preferences.