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The Benefits of Natural Light in Home Design


Perhaps the main selling point of installing skylights or roof lanterns is how much natural light they bring into formerly dark and dingy spaces. But not everyone understands why that is important. If you are on the fence about whether or not to add a skylight or roof lantern to your home consider the following benefits of introducing more natural light into your house.

More natural light equals less electric light

Flooding your space with natural light not only brightens up areas that used to be dingy and dull, it also reduces the overall amount of electric light you need. Reducing the amount of electric light means reducing your monthly energy bill. And not just in the here and now, but for years to come.  

Increases your home’s market value

A home that uses less electricity is going to be worth more than a home that wastes electricity. Real estate industry studies clearly show that more energy efficient homes sell for between 5 and 8 percent more than less energy efficient homes.

Reduces the effects of SAD

SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, is caused by a lack of exposure to natural light during the long dark winters. By installing skylights or roof lanterns in your home you will put the natural light that is available to optimal use, brighten up your house and potentially reduce the effects of SAD.

Helps people maintain a more positive mood

Medical science has long understood that a lack of natural light can have a depressive effect on mood. Fortunately, the converse is also true. The more natural light a person is exposed to the more likely they are to achieve and maintain a positive outlook on things.

Stimulates productivity

Commercial spaces are designed to be bright because brighter spaces are known to be more productive spaces. These days an awful lot of people work from home. So, by flooding your home with natural light your home office can become a more productive space too.

Contact RL&RL to Learn More About The Benefits of Natural Light in Home Design

Skylights, rooflights and roof lanterns are the perfect way to introduce more natural light into your home. And as we can see from the list above, that’s a very good thing. To learn more or to discuss which type of roof window is right for your home call the team at Rooflights & Roof Lanterns today on 020 8087 2004.

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  • Josh Hartim