Hawaii Home Renovation
When it comes to ‘must-haves’ in a home, one of the most desired features is an abundance of natural light. This is especially important if you are renovating your home – after all, one of the biggest reasons behind a home renovation is to ensure that you have all you need from your home.
Exposure to daylight is also linked to several health benefits, including improved mood. Living in Hawaii brings with it ample and gorgeous natural light, and it’s only natural that ensuring that your house – and you! – gets more than enough sunlight when undertaking your Hawaii home remodel.
There are several methods you can utilize to ensure that your home makes the most of the natural light available. Some of these include:
- Choose Your Color Palette Carefully: Dark shades absorb light. This means that if you choose to paint your homes in darker shades, like deep blues, forest greens, and blacks, it will appear dull and dreary, even if it has a lot of windows to offset the effect.
On the other hand, light colors reflect light. Choosing a palette of lighter colors like white, tan, and light grey, among others, will help ensure that the light bounces off the paint and around the room. Choosing a shinier or semi-gloss paint will help enhance this effect.
Don’t forget about your ceiling! To make the room seem taller and brighter, paint your ceiling a color that is a few shades lighter than the rest of the room.
- Glass, Glass, Everywhere: Windows are one thing, but you can also use glass within your home. You can replace exterior wall sections with glass blocks. This helps bring in natural light in areas where there would otherwise be none.
You can get these design elements in a variety of textures and colors, and let you add to the natural light in your home without compromising on privacy. You can also use textured glass in place of standard windows in order to increase light penetration while also increasing privacy.
- A Skylight View: Add skylights to your home – they’re both a way to add a touch of uniqueness to your interior design and a highly effective way to bring in a lot of natural light.
They come in several different sizes and shapes, so you can add them to a variety of rooms based on individual design. As an added advantage, they also serve as a great way to catch a beautiful view and bring in natural moonlight and starlight at night.
- Add a Solar Tube: This is an ingenious method to bring in natural light to your home if you cannot add in a skylight. These reflective pipes can rise as far as 30 feet from the roof and bring in natural light.
They are also a highly eco-friendly alternative to artificial lighting in areas where natural light is essential, like a reading nook or a home office.
There are can never be such a thing as too much natural light. If you’re looking for other ways to brighten up your home, there are several other options available when it comes to maximizing the natural light input in your home during your Hawaii home renovation.
When renovating your home, consult your builders for more ways to bring in sunlight into your home. You can contact R. Clary Builders to discuss your options at (808) 263-4463 or find out more about us at www.rclarybuilders.com.