It’s proven that being surrounded by nature has a positive effect on our health and happiness in ways that can’t be duplicated. Luckily, there are ways to bring nature into a home to brighten up a space: you can put plenty of plants everywhere, use natural materials in your fixtures, have a few wicker pieces of furniture, decorate with bright colours, and have plenty of natural light.
Nature runs through us! We all know about the importance of drinking quality water for your personal health but for the health of your home as well. On top of all that, you can install windows and doors that maximize the indoor-outdoor balance of your home through easy flow and natural light. The balance of nature in your home is something that is often overlooked in our technology-driven society.
There are tons of doors to choose from when shopping so you might not have any idea of which door is right for your home. One option that is always good for opening up an in an elegant way is to go with sliding patio doors. There are many advantages to having sliding patio doors in your home, here are just a few:
- Improved indoor/outdoor flow
- Opening and closing saves space because of no hinge
- Increased amounts of natural light
- Increased visibility (for enjoying the view and keeping an eye on children and pets)
- Energy efficiency
- Stylish and improves look
On top of the design and functional benefits to sliding doors, having them installed adds a sophisticated look to any home and can make your space bright and airy.
You can also open up your home to the outdoors with terrace doors (also known as garden doors) that swing open instead of slide. Terrace doors are very desirable because they can offer the same sense of openness that you get with sliding doors but with some added security because these doors are not on a track with rollers (like sliding doors) so they’re sturdier against intruders.
Natural Light and Your Health
Having plenty of natural light in a home does more than make the place look good. Humans need and crave natural light in our everyday lives and with good reason — natural light produces a whole host of positive benefits on our mental and physical wellbeing. For one, natural light works to increase productivity because our bodies understand that it’s daytime and we have an inherent urge to complete our work, chores, schoolwork, etc. Natural light also gives us our much-needed vitamin D which helps support your nerve, muscle, and immune systems.
Boost Your Mood
Windows that give you ample views of your garden while allowing for natural light to fill a room have a positive effect on your mood because sunlight plays an important role in fighting depression. This is especially true during the darker months of the year when people are at risk of developing Seasonal Affective Disorder, a general feeling of sadness and listlessness during the winter season.
Natural light also helps to regulate your sleep cycle as more exposure to natural light during the day translates to better sleep at night. The human body’s biology knows when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to rise because of the sunlight, so having that natural aspect come through into your home helps with living a healthier life for you and your family.