When it comes to renovating or even carrying out a simple redecoration of your home, all of the attention naturally focuses on aspects such as color palettes or layout. All of which can dramatically change our perception of the space, not to mention give it a much-needed update.
However, given windows make up approximately 25% of your home’s wall space, it’s worth putting some thought into the size, location, and also the material used for your windows too.
Here are some of the benefits that can be achieved by installing new windows, that will further enhance any renovation work you do to your home.
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More Natural Light
If any of your rooms currently feel dark and dreary, then a lack of natural light could be to blame – this is especially the case if your property is north facing. The best solution would be to increase your window space or even consider repositioning your window. This can be achieved by simply installing a larger window to create a focal point, or putting in skylights on upper ground floors.
The benefits of more natural light extend into our health too. The average person now spends 90% of their time indoors. With so much screen time added into the mix, there has never been a greater need to bring the outdoors in, which natural light will do in an instant. Frames and glass sizes of windows can be customized to your needs too.
Windows aren’t just there to let light in. They have a huge influence over the eco-friendliness of your whole home. When windows aren’t performing correctly, they will allow warm air to escape your home in colder climates and allow heat from the sun into the room excessively during the summer. All of this means increased energy consumption – not to mention increased energy bills – on fueling either heating or air conditioning units to compensate.
While windows alone will not completely control your building’s temperature, their influence cannot be ignored. Adequate ventilation and thermal efficiency are key. New windows use up to date technology to ensure excellent performance. It can make a huge difference to the usability of your home, especially if previously the space felt too cold or indeed, too warm to spend time in.
When you take the role and performance of windows out of the equation, you are left with the actual look of your windows. Depending on the style of your windows and when they were installed, they can look dated. Likewise, you may live in a heritage home and want to restore the charm of the building with new windows. Given windows are available in premium materials such as aluminum or timber anything is possible where the design is concerned.
You may also want to bring your contractors in to ask their opinion. For example, you could choose a frame material such as aluminum that has been used within your interiors. Or if you are using a lot of natural wood, then timber frames would be more appropriate. Your windows will be seen from both the interior and exterior of your property, so choosing the right material will bring a sense of cohesion to your finished renovation.
To Sum Up
Windows are an investment into your home and are an aspect that holds a lot of importance not just in terms of the design but your overall wellbeing too. New windows will make your home more eco-friendly and can ensure more natural light floods the room. Adding a stunning design statement even without a full renovation, new windows are something that all homeowners should consider if they want to improve the quality of their living space.1q