People are so used to seeing windows only in certain places like in bedrooms, kitchens, front rooms, sitting rooms, and usually bathrooms. You would think that with such consistency, that these were the only places you could ever put windows.
But, now is the time to be innovative. Think about areas where windows wouldn’t normally be installed. A great use of space could include places such as hallways with windows near the ceiling, pantries or even mudrooms to open up the space with light.
You No Longer Have to Turn on the Light
Most of the places that don’t traditionally have windows are usually places that are closed off from the rest of the flow of the house, and are usually dark. In most of these places, you have to turn on a light to be able to see anything, including during the daytime when they rest of the home is naturally lit.
By installing a window in any of these places, you will no longer have to always use a light to be able to see what you are doing. You will be able to depend on the natural light coming in from the window to be able to see now. Best of all, natural light is free.
Windows Bring Light Everywhere
For places like mudrooms and hallways, having natural light from a window does wonders in brightening the whole house. Imagine how much brighter and better feeling your home would be with natural light coming in through the hallway from windows installed near the ceiling, instead of the dark hallway you currently have. Or the good start you will get in the morning when you are greeted with sunshine as soon as you enter your walk-in closet or pantry.
Worried About Privacy?
If you are worried about people being able to see things you don’t want them to see through these windows, you have two options. First, like with all of the other windows in the home you can install a window treatment to cover up the window.
Second, you don’t have to use a large window in these areas to enjoy the benefits. To protect your privacy, you can have smaller windows installed closer to the ceiling. That way you still get the light and the windows are too high for someone to casually look in them.