If you are looking to make your home feel more open and even bring in more natural light, think about taking out some of your walls and replacing them with windows.
Now, there are some walls that you can’t replace with windows (load-bearing walls), walls that you won’t want to do this with (bathroom walls), and walls that are probably best left in place (the view to a neighbor’s trashy yard). So while the end result of this project is worth it, it is best to use your best judgment when choosing the wall to replace and also to hire a contractor that can make sure your home doesn’t cave in during the process.
Open Up a Hallway with Windows
Use windows to replace walls in your hallway to bring in more natural light and give it the feeling of being more open. The additional natural light will make you feel happier and will help to decrease your electric bill, since you will no longer have to turn on the hallway light during the day.
The new windows also replace the need to hang up artwork in that area, for two reasons. One, you won’t have much, if any, wall space to attach anything too. Two, being able to see the outside is much better than any artwork, because it is a piece of artwork that changes with the seasons..
Open Up an Interior Room with Windows
If you have walls chopping your home into smaller rooms, consider replacing those separating walls with windows. The windows will still separate the space so that each room keeps its own identity, but by being able to see into the other rooms through the windows your home will feel larger inside.
Open Up the Kitchen Windows
One of the hot remodeling trends right now is to open up your kitchen to the rest of your home by removing the walls that separate it from the other rooms. But don’t stop there, go a step further and replace part of the exterior wall of the kitchen with new windows. Then not only will it be opened up to the rest of the house, it will also feel even more open with the enhanced exterior view and the additional light coming in.
For more help on choosing the right home improvement project for your home using new windows, contact us today!