Let There Be Light

If you’ve ever watched HGTV or any kind of home renovation show, you have heard potential buyers wax poetic about their love for natural light.  I share their love for sunshine,  and look to incorporate it in many designs. On a moonlit night, great glass design will even give you the ability to walk through your house all hours of the day without even turning on a light.

With that said, too much glass makes it difficult to furnish a room and reduces space for art and other decor. So, the placement and size of windows should be considered carefully when building design decisions. Privacy can be an issue as well; too many windows leave a  homeowner feeling exposed. Consider using skylights or a clerestory windows to let additional light in while still maintaining your privacy.