Natural lighting is not only attractive, it can be a major selling point to a home. There are innovative ways to manipulate the lighting in ones home. For example the type of shading on a window. A translucent treatment on the glass allows light in and provides privacy. Skylights are another option that can be used in tandem with lighting sculptures to allow light in and even direct it.Lighting shelves can be used around the interior and exterior walls to brighten dark places or those away from direct light.
- Light shelves allow natural light to enter the room without heavy glare and work best when positioned on a southern wall at a height that reaches above eye-level
- Skylights are windows that are located on the roof or ceiling to allow natural light in from above, but due to their largely inaccessible location, it can be hard to control how much light enters
- Replacing a solid opaque door with a door made of glass will allow more light into the room
“In many of these cases, there are in fact architectural solutions to harness and control natural light so that it can best serve a space’s inhabitants.”