Increasing the flow of natural light into your home is always a priority with our clients and as architects, we know how to make use of a combination of clever architecture and interior design elements to maximise light.
Extensive glazing can flood darker spaces with natural light and contemporary design elements such as frameless glazing alongside original features such as Cotswold stone provide an aesthetically striking contrast whilst also maximising the flow of natural light into older, darker buildings.
Similarly, roof lanterns and glass ceilings can be used to great effect to open up internal spaces with natural light and work particularly well in open-plan kitchen, dining and living rooms, with the added benefit of helping to bring a real sense of connection with the outdoors.
Interior design can also have a huge impact with carefully placed mirrors and light, neutral colours in interior spaces automatically creating a real sense of light and space. When looking at the interiors of a home, features such as glass doors and side lights can also serve to increase that sense of space and allow light to flow more freely from room to room. Reconfiguring internal spaces can also help to increase the flow of light such as removing stud walls to create more open-plan living spaces.
In the darker months especially, maximising natural light within your home, particularly in older properties, can help to promote increased happiness and levels of well-being.