I could talk about lighting forever. Natural light in a home is probably one of the most saleable features you can get. This is why the beginning of this step is making sure that when you build or buy a home, you have an eye for light. You can do this by:
- Increasing windows as big as the builder will allow
- Choosing a good exposure for your backyard S, SW, SE, and W, and avoiding N, E, NE, and NW
- Adding transom windows
- Choosing a layout that maximizes light
- When finishing your basement, double the amount of lights that you think is appropriate.
The truth is that we have become more and more indoor creatures and people generally like the feeling of a home soaked in light. So buying or building a home with great structure, helps a lot…