24 Aug 2023 The Transformative Power of Natural Sunlight
When it comes to designing spaces, the impact of natural sunlight cannot be overstated. The modern trend of massive glass in buildings is not entirely aesthetic – though we agree, it does look incredible – but a response to irrefutable of evidence that human beings react to their environment. The average adult spends 30% of their day in front of a screen, and even more away from the sun. This artificial replacement yields negative physical and mental effects over time. Human beings need more sun, and there’s no better place to make change than where you start and end your day. Here are some key benefits of seeing and accessing natural sunlight in the home.
Elevate your mood and productivity:
The warm embrace of direct sunlight has a direct link to human emotions. The sun triggers the brain’s release of serotonin, often referred to as the “feel-good” hormone. This elevation in mood enhances productivity, creativity, and overall well-being. Whether you’re working from home or sharing a drink with friends, large glass windows and doors can facilitate the influx of sunlight, and contribute to a more positive atmosphere.
Improve health and wellness:
Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, a vital nutrient for bone health, immune strength, and mental health. Regular exposure to sunlight has proven to reduce the risk of various health issues including depression and certain chronic diseases. By strategically placing your windows and doors, or just increasing their size, you can ensure that occupants receive their daily dose of sunlight. Foster a healthier environment in your home.
Visual Comfort and Aesthetics
Natural sunlight creates a balanced and dynamic lighting environment that matches the outdoors. It reduces optical strain, making tasks like reading, working, or simply relaxing more enjoyable. From a design perspective, sunlight can be utilized as an architectural feature. Sunlight accentuates textures, colors, and forms, adding depth and dimension to interior spaces. Perhaps the most enchanting aspect of glass windows and doors is their ability to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor environments. This allows individuals to experience the changing seasons, weather patterns, and natural landscapes from the comfort of their home.
What’s our role?
Obviously, we don’t control the sun. What we do control is where and how it enters your home. We’ll use Slide as an example. The system presents an ultra slim, sub 2” frame with 1” interlocks. Configurations include hidden sill, pocketing option and a buried frame to maximize your opening. Pair these with effortless operation that allows ease of access in and out to not only view natural sunlight, but step into it. For extra sunny days, our energy-efficient glass and multiple glazing options produce superior performance and mitigate exposure for the comfort you deserve.
How will you let the sun in? Contact us at luxviewsystems.com or visit one of our showrooms nationwide to see the possibilities for your space.