We all know that an abundance of natural light is high on the list when it comes to designing a welcoming and desirable home. Most of us are naturally drawn to light, open spaces – particularly as the summer months approach – and there are proven benefits associated with spending time in a home flooded with natural light.
Here, we look at the benefits of natural light to our health, wealth and happiness, and explore how slimline doors can help maximise the light levels in your home.
Not only has natural light been shown to increase our levels of alertness and concentration, it has also been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It really is the ultimate feelgood fix, and – better still – it’s completely free! Nature’s ‘wonder drug’ can improve sleep, ward off seasonal depression and even save money on energy bills as it naturally brightens your home.
“Light strongly affects our happiness and behaviour,” says behavioural scientist, Paul Dolan.
“It is responsible for setting our circadian rhythm, the 24-hour sleep-wake cycle. Let in as much natural light as possible and use it in the design of your home to boost your happiness.”
When it comes to reflecting natural light around your home, your choice of paint colour, flooring and furniture will all make a difference. But in terms of the one single thing you can do to maximise natural light, there’s no doubt that glass leads the way.
A wall of floor-to-ceiling glass with the slimmest possible frame is a surefire way to bring natural light flooding into your home. And that’s where we come in. At Ultraline, we offer the UK’s leading slimline sliding door system with a 20mm sightline allowing you more view and more light.
Our large, slimline doors allow for light to flow generously into your interior. Whether you use them for a ‘glass box’ extension, or for fully-glazed walls on a contemporary newbuild, you can create a light-filled, uplifting space. What’s more, we offer some of the largest pane sizes on the market, allowing even more light to flood in. Plus our flush threshold system ensures there’s nothing to step over as you head outside, creating a seamless transition between home and garden.
With work from home spaces now being a crucial consideration, it’s worth thinking about surrounding your home office with large sections of glazing to harness the power of natural light. This will not only create a bright and welcoming environment in which to work, it will also aid concentration when it’s time to head to your desk.
In the case of our Stone Place project, our customers specifically wanted lots of natural light to flood into their large, open-plan kitchen. So we installed an 7 metre-wide run of sliding doors to let in the light and create a seamless divide between kitchen and garden.
Our customers were absolutely delighted with the result which allows for panoramic views and a wonderfully relaxed, indoor-outdoor entertaining space. And with the current trend for contemporary, open-plan living showing no signs of abating, it’s likely that an investment in our slimline doors will increase the value of your home as well as your mood. It’s the ultimate win-win!
Do you want to maximise the light in your home? Give us a call to find out more about Ultraline’s market-leading slimline doors.