One of the most important features any home buyer or apartment renter looks for is windows. If you are building a new home or remodeling your current home, adding lots of windows can open your space and let in natural light, but placing them strategically can be beneficial in other ways. Here’s what we mean:
- To wake up refreshed: They say that the healthiest way to wake up in the morning is not with a loud alarm clock or by hitting the snooze button on your cell phone several times, but by waking up naturally with the sun. However, those who work nighttime jobs might not appreciate direct sun in the morning nearly as much. Our designers can help you determine the best window placement so that you’ll wake up more refreshed.
- To save on electric bills: Most Homeowners love the ability to open windows and let fresh air in after a long winter or summer or spending money to keep their home comfortable. With more windows in rooms you use often, your home will be cooler with more airflow. You can also use window placement to save on bills in the winter! Larger windows that let in lots of sunlight can help heat your home naturally during the colder months, allowing you to take a break from cranking the heat during daylight hours.
- For curb appeal: When deciding where to place windows based on the position of sun and airflow, you’ll still need to consider how your windows will look from the outside of the home. For instance, you won’t want an array of different sized windows that will look awkward next to each other, or windows on one side of the home spaced differently than the windows on the other side. Keeping your window placement even and symmetrical will give your home higher curb appeal.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of deciding where to place windows in your new home, don’t worry! The experts at Schneider Custom Builders will help you get through every step of the process to get the most out of your windows. Give us a call today at (757) 819-4466 to discuss your needs, and let’s get started on your dream house!