Installing a new sun room on your property can increase the amount of natural light available, while also adding usable space to your property, increasing the property value. However, if the natural light is something that really appeals to you, you may be wondering how you can increase this. Maximizing natural light in your sun room is something that can be achieved easily, once you know what you are looking for. And here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional orangery options. And this is our guide to everything you should know about increasing the natural light in your sun room.
Important considerations for maximizing natural light in your sun room
So, how can you ensure that your sun room will let in the maximum possible amount of light? Well, there are a number of things to consider, including:
- The direction your sun room faces
- The type of roof on your sun room
- The type of door your sun room uses
Natural light and sun room direction
The direction your sun room faces can make a difference to the amount of natural light that this space receives. In the North, we should generally make sure that the majority of vertical glass faces towards the South, to maximise the natural light. However, in hot areas, it can be a good idea to avoid using large glass panels that face east or west.
Natural light and sun room roofing
In general, sun room roofing is glass, allowing natural light to flood the space from above. However, some homes opt for a flat roof finish instead, using aluminium roof lanterns to illuminate the space with natural light. Either way, you should be sure to choose frames and materials that are resistant to all kinds of weather, as well as UV damage. This is something we can offer here at Inspired Spaces.
Natural light and sun room doors
The doors you fit to your sun room can make a dramatic difference to the amount of light in the space. Solid UPVC or wooden doors can be a popular choice, but switching these for full glass patio doors, or even better, bi-fold doors, will dramatically increase the amount of natural light within your sun room, as this adds additional glass.
For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery or sun room, or for design and installation advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.