Maximising your use of natural light will save on lighting bills, warm your home and help eliminate germs and dust mites.
Here are six tips to help get the most out of natural light around the house.
1. Keep the walls light
Paint interior walls in pale shades and use mirrors to reflect natural light, particularly in dark rooms.
Open blinds and curtains
On bright, sunny days (that aren’t too hot) open blinds and curtains to admit as much light as possible.
Install French doors
If your house is especially dark, think about installing large windows on the north side of the house, or even French doors.
Make windows taller rather than wider, to admit more light.