Natural lighting is a major factor to consider when building or renovating your home, allowing natural light to beam through the room will help generate a self-efficient, eco-friendly home.
The direction of the sun and time of the day are two factors that influence natural lighting. North facing doors and windows are the ultimate design criteria to utilise the benefits of the sun. However, due to our hot summers reducing radiant heat through shading trees, louvres and external blinds is key. Try to achieve a balance between the two, it will help provide you with the best outcome all year round.
Window design and placement are integral when you consider the various aspects of a property. Modern homes feature larger windows to increase the amount of illumination during daylight hours, while double glazing insures they are thermally efficient. Various types of glass can help to both capture and repel heat, ensuring rooms are kept warm in winter and cool in summer.
Another great way to bring in more natural light through your home is by adding skylights. Installing skylights can really open the space and bring in a huge amount of light to a dark room. Not only do skylights add natural lighting to a home they also make a great design feature.
It is important to take into account the placement and size of your windows. Sometimes windows can interfere with the placement of furniture. You don’t want to take up too much wall space and be left with a room full of windows. So, think about the layout of the room and how you want to position your furniture before the construction process takes place.
Design Master Homes can help you design the perfect layout for your dream home, we will take into consideration all aspects of design. If you are looking for a quality home builder in Toowoomba please contact our Design & New Home specialist- Les Boyton on 0457 720 035.