It’s officially British Summer Time, and we’re able to enjoy glorious long summer evenings with our homes filled with natural light. That means it’s more important than ever to have your windows dressed appropriately and make them and the light they let in work for you.
Keep Your Cool
South-facing rooms or outdoor space can be too hot at peak temperatures, so it is important to factor in ways to keep spaces cool enough to enjoy on the hottest days but comfortable for the more normal average temperatures – and, of course, useable in the event of a rainy summer!
Conservatories are a wonderful way to enjoy sunny days all year round, and blinds in the roof can help keep your conservatory at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Specialist fabric with a reflective coating can be particularly effective because it keeps the space cool in the summer but acts as insulation in the colder months.
Using a quality double glazing company in Evesham to install windows, doors and conservatories, such as https://www.firmfix.co.uk/doors/, will help with energy-efficiency, though if you find the summer too hot or winters too cold, you might also consider another cover.
It might feel wrong to shut out sunlight altogether, especially after a particularly long winter, but shutters are a great way to control temperature, light and, of course, privacy. You maintain control with the decision to have them open or closed and through the angle of the louvres.
Blinds are another way to control light and privacy, and they too can offer plenty of flexibility and options to take you and your family through the seasons.
The easiest way to control the available light in a room might be from the outside. An awning can prevent direct sunlight from coming through the window, leaving the room cooler, and at the same time it creates an open-air space outside to sit and relax or to play in.
Once you have sorted the window dressings, it’s time to look at your window sills, and Homedit has some ideas to inspire you.
Get the dressing right and you can make a real statement. The windows will always be a focal point, so make sure they’re saying the right thing in your home.