Sunny days generally put people in a good mood.
We may not consciously recognize the power of sunshine and natural light, but the facts exist. Science tells us that Vitamin D can increase levels of serotonin, the “happy” chemical, in our body. Without enough serotonin, depression can occur. Case in point: Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) is a type of depression related to the changes in seasons, and it occurs most often during the winter, when people in the northern hemisphere receive less sun.
So what can homeowners do to increase their Vitamin D intake? Aim for more natural light! One easy way to let more light in is by replacing your windows with Kraz Construction. Our high-quality vinyl windows are an economical way to improve the look of your home, reduce your energy costs, and welcome in that sunshine. Get your free estimate here, and then read on to learn why adding more natural light to your home can benefit your health–and more!
1. Improve Your Family’s Health
Boost moods, reduce depression risks, and help fight off infections with more Vitamin D intake. Just like cats and houseplants, humans thrive with daily sun exposure. Position your chairs near a southern-facing window and bask in the warmth while you read or relax.
2. Increase Your Productivity
Natural light helps boost our energy and motivation. This can be particularly helpful now while so many of us are working and learning at home. Open your drapes and let the light in while you tackle your to-do list!
3. Show Off Your Home’s Style
Design choices, paint colors, and more look better in natural light than artificial. Women are advised to put their makeup on in front of a window when possible to achieve a more natural look. Sunlight streaming in to your home accomplishes the same thing–your belongings look less harsh and more inviting, and you achieve a more welcoming, homey feel.
4. Make Rooms Feel More Spacious
Adding a window or sliding door to a dark room immediately makes it feel larger. Skylights accomplish the same thing. Is your room oddly shaped? The expert installers at Kraz Construction can recommend the perfect window solutions for you to best increase your natural light and trick the eye into seeing the room as larger.
5. Save Money on Energy Bills
Homes with windows facing the south warm up naturally as the day goes on. This can help you turn down your thermostat setting and reduce those heating costs.
No matter your home’s size or layout, Kraz Construction can help you achieve the most natural light possible with high-quality vinyl windows. Call us today for your free estimate at (219) 922-5050 or toll-free at (888) 838-5729.
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