Homes Filled with Natural Light
If you’re a fan of home design shows, then you know experts always aim to maximize natural light inside beautiful new homes. And, for good reason! Bountiful sunlight in a home has many benefits – increased well-being, added visual appeal and enhanced sustainable energy, just to name a few.
That’s why at Trendmaker Homes, we build homes that are designed to take full advantage of Mother Nature’s gorgeous sunlight. When you walk into a beautiful Trendmaker model home in the Houston area, one of the first things you may notice is the abundance of windows and natural light. Designed for modern living, these sun-lit spaces offer you expanded living areas and strengthen an indoor/outdoor connection. The result? Inspirational spaces where you’ll love to live and play.
If you’re considering a new home, here are seven great reasons to choose a home that lets in natural light.
1. Happier Moods
It’s true – natural light contributes to good vibes. Sunlight causes our brains to produce serotonin, a chemical in our brains that can improve spirits by increasing energy, relieving pain, and making us feel happy and well-rested. Sunlight, like exercise, also produces endorphins, known as the “feel-good hormone.” During winter months, exposure to natural light is especially important. Shorter days can contribute to gloomier moods and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Doctors may treat SAD and other types of depression linked to low levels of serotonin with natural or other light.
2. Improved Physical Health
Since most of us spend the majority of time indoors, inviting natural light can help contribute to better overall health. When skin is exposed to sunlight, the body produces Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an important role in the body, promoting strong bones, sturdy immune systems and good cardiovascular health.
3. Reduced Stress
Feeling wound up? Studies show natural light can help lessen stress and anxiety. Basking in natural daylight for 30 minutes every morning can help lower your blood pressure and promote your inner calm.
4. Energy and Money Savings
Strategic natural lighting can reduce energy costs because it can warm or brighten spaces without using additional electricity. Trendmaker Homes’ LivingSmart® program takes care of you and the planet with special energy-efficient features like vinyl double pane, Low-E windows. Low-E glass has a thin, transparent coating. The coating is thinner than a human hair but plays a big role in energy savings. When interior heat tries to escape to the colder outside during the winter, the coating reflects the heat back inside, reducing the radiant heat loss through the glass. In the summer, the reverse happens, which can be particularly helpful during toasty Houston summers. Both allow maximum energy efficiency while preserving abundant natural light.
5. Increased Productivity
Work in a home office? Kids conquering homework after school? Then, having enough natural light is especially important. A naturally lit space has been linked to boosted creativity and critical thinking, which helps people be more productive than an artificially lit work environment. Plus, increased natural light during the day helps set your internal clock, which promotes better sleep and helps you be well-rested the next day.
6. Window Win-win
Besides just making you feel better, bountiful windows have many practical benefits. Ever tried to apply mascara in a dimly lit room? Houseplants and windowsill herbs thrive more with natural light, contributing to better air quality and delicious meals. Plus, windows can open up different areas of your home, making rooms feel spacious and comfortable.
7. Beautiful Spaces
Trendmaker’s new homes in Houston feature copious windows and open, airy floor plans that usher in abundant natural light. In light-filled spaces, relaxing and entertaining is a breeze in all seasons. Rooms with a view bring nature inside, which is good for the body and soul.
Ready for a new home with open, sun-lit rooms? Check out our Trendmaker model homes with natural light below. If you have questions or want to set up a tour, connect with our New Home Specialists, Kim Bennett, in Houston.