Advantages 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. But you are also influencing how your property functions and looks from the inside. So why not incorporate natural light into your newly restyled home? Here at David Haworth Design, we are home extension experts. And we have produced this guide to the advantages of natural light in your home extension

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.

Finances and natural light

While it is commonplace to spend up 22 hours a day indoors, do we ever really consider the influence this has on our electricity bills? Without including the gadgets and technologies we rely on, the lights alone are expensive enough. Incorporating natural light into the design of your new home extension is a good way to cut down on your electricity use, as while it is daylight, you simply wont need to use the lights. This can help you save money.

Advantages 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.