Benefits of natural light in your home extension

A home extension is a great opportunity to make a bold statement with your home. Whether its a contemporary orangery, or a more traditional extension, you are permanently altering your property, and changing the way it looks from the outside. Natural light is something that can bring a number of benefits to your property, and your home extension can be designed to maximise the natural light available. Here at David Haworth Design, we are leading architectural experts. And we help home owners, property developers and commercial building owners create effective and well designed extensions. This includes those with plenty of natural light.

Designing a home extension with natural light

Natural light can bring a number of benefits to your property, but how can you design a home extension with natural light in mind? Well, there are a number of things to consider, including:

  • Glass walls and doors
  • Skylights and roof panels
  • Well placed windows

Health and natural light

Natural light can have a big impact on our physical health, as well as our mental health and well-being. In fact, this can influence almost every part of our life from our sleep to our hormones. As a result, incorporating natural light into the design and structure of your new home extension can have a knock on influence on your health.

What are the benefits of natural light in your home extension?

Overall, there are many advantages of natural light, both for your health, and your wallet. These include:

  • a more active, stronger, immune system
  • feeling more awake, alert and wanting to be active
  • feeling less hungry
  • a healthier blood pressure
  • a better memory and more focused concentration
  • less money spent on electricity bills
  • less electricity wasted when lights aren’t switched off
  • better effect on the environment

Planning for natural light

If you want to design a home extension that makes the most of natural light, get in touch with the experts here at David Haworth Design today.