As real estate booms and house sales are at an all time high, many homeowners are opting to make improvements to their existing homes rather than sell and purchase a home outside of the highly desirable central Texas market. One of the most popular improvements you can make is bringing more diffused natural light into the house.
If your home has a few dark corners and dim rooms, that can impact not only your house value, but also your enjoyment of your home. And if you’ve elected to stay in your home, there’s no reason not to take advantage of the opportunity to make some much needed home improvements.
The easiest way to bring more light into you home
“Light and bright” is a popular phrase for real estate agents to use when describing a home — and there’s a good reason for that. People love natural light and the soft glow it provides. If your home is lacking in natural light, you have a few options.
Options for adding more natural light:
- Adding windows
- Knocking out walls
Adding a window is one of the first thoughts homeowners have when it comes to adding more diffused natural light and for some situations that makes sense. On the other hand, if the room in question doesn’t have an exterior wall, a new window is not an option. There may be other reasons a window is not practical, including a not-so-picturesque view, a need for privacy and that lack of funds to pay for what can be an expensive option.
Knocking out a wall to improve the light in a room is also an option for some rooms. If you need to increase the size of a room or its configuration doesn’t make sense, taking out a wall can be a solution, but, as above, that’s not always a solution. Load-bearing walls, privacy and the need for separate spaces can impact the practicality of removing walls to increase light.
Skylights can be an ideal solution for adding more natural light, but only if the room you want to add light to features a ceiling immediately below the roof.
Solatubes can bring diffused natural light to almost any room
There is a solution to bring diffused natural light into almost any room. Solatubes utilize a unique, low-profile dome on your roof to concentrate the sun’s rays into a tube. That tube can shine sunlight into just about any room in your home through an attractive fixture. Professional consultation and installation ensures that the light from the Solatubes are situated to resolve your most vexing daytime lighting issues. The resulting daylighting solution is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The energy collected from the sun during the day can even be used at night to provide an low-level nightlight.
Thanks to an array of options and configurations, SolaTubes can resolve just about any issues with a dark room, from a dim kitchen to a dark closet.
Learn more about how SolaTubes can add value and enjoyment to your home by calling us today.