The house is designed to take advantage of natural light has several advantages at once, which is a healthy home because it is not damp, still bright yet energy efficient because it does not waste power, and the interior looks more attractive.
The main thing in the use of natural light is made openings such as doors, windows, or skylights. In addition, there are other steps that need to be known so that benefits are more optimal.
1. Don’t block windows
Avoid placing furniture or objects that are tall and big in the window because it can block the sunlight. The window frame should also be simple in design, does not need a lot of detail.
If you want to install blinds for privacy needs, use of curtains that do not block the sunlight into the house. How, select white or pastel with flimsy material because it can transmit light.
Should select a convenient curtain opened and closed as needed.
2. Take advantage of the reflective material
If the openings or windows in your home are limited size and quantity, try utilizing a mirror or glass that can reflect light.
Mirrors or glass is placed not far from the windows can help make a room brighter.
Not just a mirror, the other elements that are reflective material can also use. For example, the floor with a shiny surface (polished tile) which is mounted on the wall. Do not forget, choose a light-colored floor so that the reflections more leverage.
3. Bright colors
White or pastel colors can reflect more light than dark colors. Therefore, consider choosing this type of color to your interior, especially in the wide fields such as wall, floor, or ceiling.
In a room like this, you did not need to turn on the lights during the day so that it can save electricity consumption.
Sunlight store energy capable of making space more healthy and comfortable. If the condition of your space is very limited and hard to create openings such as windows, think about the possibility to design other types of openings.
Besides opening the window is usually made in the upper wall or ceiling (skylight). This method is also effective to get natural light in the house, as well as the windows. More about skylights see the Light House Without Lamp with skylights.
Skylight designs are now several types, there is a fixed type of unit that can not be opened and closed, there are also types that have such systems operable windows and can be opened and closed (roof window). Lastly there is the type tubular reflected in the form of tubes that drain into the light.