6 Tips to Lighten Your Living Space

When the snow finally melts you know what comes next…rain, and lots of it. You have spent the past season with sunny days far and few in between. So you want to be prepared to take advantage of every sunny day there is, even if you are stuck in doors.
Don’t let the gloomy days bring you down, instead check out these tips to let the sun in!

Add Mirrors

Adding mirrors to your living space is a simple yet effective way to increase the light of any room. Plus they can make your room appear larger. Place a mirror opposite of where natural light will reflect to get the most out of your living space. Try custom mirrors to really make a statement in your living space.

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Though this may be one of the pricier options, a skylight can really increase your mood! Talk to your experts at Glass Express on which ways a skylight can increase the value of your home. Plus a skylight is a great way to allow natural light in without affecting the privacy of your home.

Translucent Shades

Not ready to completely give up on your privacy? Instead of having heavy drapes blocking the sun, opt for translucent shades to still have your privacy while allowing the sun to peak in.

Bring in Reflective Surfaces

Not only are mirrors a great way to lighten up a room, any reflective surface can have the same effect. Try adding a glass table top or shiny decor to your living space.

Choose Light Paint Colors

Are you more drawn to darker colors? If so, try to lighten things up when choosing paint colors. The lighter colors will soften your living space and make a room appear like there is more natural light. Another tip, keep your ceiling lighter than your walls to make a room appear larger and brighter.

Change up your Doors

If your doors are currently solid, consider changing them out for a door with a window. This is a simple way to add more natural light without adding new windows to your home.

Don’t let the gloomy days bring you down. Call your experts today at Glass Express to lighten up your living space and your mood!

New Year New Windows

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It’s that time of year again…time to embrace your New Year’s resolutions to be a better you. While you typically think of resolutions as improving your health, finances or getting organized, try out something new for 2016, update your home and decrease your energy bill (which can also help your financial resolution).

New windows can kickstart your 2016 and leave you with lower energy bills, more light, and updated design. Check out why new windows should be on your 2016 resolution list.

Lower Energy Cost

If saving more and spending less is one of your resolutions, then getting new windows can help you reach your goal. Insulated windows keep extreme temperatures outside which reduces adjustments to your heating and cooling system.

Light

Natural light can drastically change any room in your home. Newer windows have larger glass to allow more light into your home and can make your home appear brighter, more welcoming, and comfortable.

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Updated Design

Not only can new windows bring in more natural light to change a room, they can also update your home to fit your particular style. Windows can be a great, simple way to add a facelift to your home.

Noise Reduction

Do you have loud neighbors, or live next to a busy street? If the noise outside is keeping you up at night consider replacement windows to reduce outside noise.

Although new windows is not what you typically think of when you make your New Year’s resolutions, they can be a great way to start your year and help meet your other resolutions along the way. Call your experts at Glass Express to get started today!