When renovating your kitchen, there are many decisions to be made. From cabinetry to paint color to hardware and more, homeowners spend a significant amount of time making choices. No matter the bells and whistles you desire, “natural lighting” should be on everyone’s list. While the market offers numerous lighting options these days, nothing compares to the warm, inviting light of sunshine. So when making your other decision, try and incorporate or maximize natural light as much as possible. On the Braemar blog today, we offer five reasons to include natural lighting in your kitchen.
5 Top Reasons Every Kitchen Needs Natural Lighting
1). Aesthetically pleasing: This one is a no-brainer. Walk into a kitchen laden with glorious sunshine or one hidden away in a dark corridor and most would agree the first kitchen is the more beautiful of the two. Sunlight dancing off kitchen counters, appliances, and surfaces is uniquely pleasing to the eye.
2). Energy saving: Natural light will save energy in every way. During the day, the sunlight provides plenty of light so it’s unnecessary to turn on artificial kitchen lights. The warmth of the sun also heats the kitchen so heating energy is saved during winter months. Saving energy leads to saving money. With few lights on and less heat being used, you will have more money to use for items you need or activities your family enjoys.
3). Holistically encouraging: A stunning, naturally-lit kitchen encourages homeowners to explore the art of cooking and broaden their culinary horizons. Bags of fast food or boxes of frozen meals are simply discordant with the peace and lovely ambiance of a sunlit space.
4). Socially inviting: Think how fun it is to entertain during warmer months when parties and events can be hosted on patios and lawns. Natural lighting in the kitchen offers this same luxury during cold months and very hot months. Dining, drinking, and socializing in a kitchen full of sunlight is much more enjoyable than a dreary room with very few windows or skylights.
5). Mood enhancing: Sipping coffee as the morning sun seeps into the kitchen is extraordinarily more pleasant than flipping on fluorescent lights to even find the coffee. The healing power of vitamin D is fierce and seasonal affective disorder is real. Sunlight is naturally soothing to the mind and soul. During frigid months or on rainy days, your family and friends can still benefit from nature’s remedy.
Ensuring you have enough natural lighting depends on the design and the materials in your kitchen. Call the experts at Braemar so we can help you create the kitchen you’ve always envisioned, a kitchen that maximizes the benefits of nature’s glorious sunshine.