How to Increase Natural Light in Your Home

When it comes to your home, nothing beats the fresh feeling of natural lighting. If your home lacks natural light, you know that you just can’t quite fake it with even the most high-tech light bulbs or lamps. However, you may not need to be stuck in the shade with a little help from Thunderbolt Construction, Inc. Here are a few ways we can increase the amount of natural light coming into your Illinois home.

Skylight Installation

1. Consider new windows.

If your dark cave of a room is on the perimeter of the home, consider whether a new window or window expansion would let more light in. You might be amazed how adding just one window can take a drab space into an airy, beautiful space. Plus, with new windows or replacement windows, you can enjoy easy-open features during those mild days to let even more light and fresh air in.

2. Remove or reduce curtains.

Do you have bulky curtains over your windows that are blocking the light? Consider removing them completely or replacing them with a lighter, more translucent option. You can also check out some modern window treatments that block windows for privacy at night while being inconspicuous by day.

3. Install a skylight.

Many people choose to install a skylight if they want more natural light but want to retain privacy or catch the light at a certain time of day. We carry skylights in a number of shapes and sizes, depending on your room’s needs, ceiling height, and ceiling angle.

Not sure which option is best for your Illinois home? Our general contractors would be glad to do a consultation to help you decide how to increase the natural light in your house. Each home is a little different, so we can help you put together a plan and a budget to make your home improvements.

Thunderbolt Construction is a Chicago-based company that specializes in exterior home improvements like new windows, siding, gutter repair, and more. To get started, all you have to do is contact us at (630) 584-7600. We’ll be glad to answer all your questions and explain all your window options.


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