If you’ve been spending more time at home lately, chances are you’ve noticed the need for more light throughout your house. When we’re working, learning, and relaxing from home, we all start to see areas where our home could use some improvement.
So, can you enlarge your windows? How do you change your windows to let in more light?
You might worry that enlarging your windows is a big undertaking, but let us assure you that it’s possible and affordable! With beautiful Weather Tight replacement windows, you’ll easily update the look and feel of your home, increase the value, and get more sunshine. Here’s why you should consider upgrading and enlarging your windows today.
Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home
By enlarging your windows, you’ll enjoy more natural light in your home in a short time. For those working from home, full or part-time, more natural light has some great benefits that can make your job much more pleasant. According to a Cornell University research study, working in natural light can result in:
- Improved mood
- Better health and wellness
- Greater focus
- 51% drop in eyestrain
- 63% reduction in headaches
- 56% decrease in drowsiness
More natural light has long been viewed as a perk of working from the “corner office” in your building. Now, as the workplace has become more mobile, that corner office might be in a dark corner of your house. If you’re currently working from home in a poorly lit guest room or a converted closet, chances are you’re missing the light. Replacement windows can help you get more out of your workday.
Of course, working from home isn’t the only reason for adding more natural light to your space. Even if you don’t work from home, there are plenty of benefits to increasing natural lighting with larger windows. For example, when you have natural lighting in your bedroom, it can help your circadian rhythm, resulting in better and more restful sleep.
In the kitchen, more light can create a pleasant work environment for cooking. Living spaces feel more inviting and open. That small bedroom or bathroom will feel much larger with replacement windows, especially if you choose some of the newer full-frame options. Throughout your house, more window space will make rooms feel open and more expansive. You’ll see better and feel better with more natural light.
As an added benefit, when you enlarge your windows, you’ll save money and lower your energy bill thanks to better insulation and performance. You’ll also reduce your energy consumption because you’ll need to use fewer overhead lights to see. You’ll increase the ventilation in your home, especially in the summer, and replacement windows will keep your home warmer in the winter. It’s no wonder why people get excited about the benefits of bigger windows.
Is it Hard to Swap Out Window Sizes?
The ability to change and enlarge your windows depends on several factors, including your preferences and the placement of your existing windows. In most cases, though, replacing your existing windows for larger, brighter windows isn’t difficult, and our trained technicians can complete the job professionally and quickly. With full-frame windows, we can get you up to 25% more glass space, resulting in more light.
When you replace your windows, you aren’t limited to the window size or design you had before. You can change small windows for bay or bow windows. Put in a garden window to brighten your kitchen, or swap a window with a patio door. If you want a more subtle change, you can swap out casements and double-hung windows for a large picture window. The options are endless—you’ll be amazed at all the ways you can enlarge your windows.
In some cases, customers may even request we adjust the size of windows that are too low or narrow, so they can better accommodate their furniture. With replacement windows, the customization and options are vast. We can find plenty of options that will work for your situation.
When we replace windows, we always assess the existing structure of the window area. Because our technicians are highly trained and experienced, they’ll ensure the surrounding structure of your home will support the new, enlarged window and that the window will remain beautiful and weather-tight for years to come.
We’ll also work with you to select a trim to compliment your exterior finish so your house looks great on the inside and out. The low-maintenance trim options ensure that your window looks brand new for years. We want you to feel proud of your home’s style and curb appeal. With an array of custom trims, colors, and finishes, we will help you find the perfect window for brightening any space.
Even if your windows are not showing signs of failure or rot, increasing natural light has been a hot trend in 2020 and for 2021, as new home buyers are looking for more open-concept, natural-lighted homes. The resale value may even allow you to get reimbursed for your investment!
If you want a style upgrade and more natural light in your home, contact us today. We’ll explore your options so you can live happier and healthier in your home with more natural light!