When it comes to must-have features in new homes, natural lighting often tops the list. It’s no surprise that many home shoppers look for luminous, airy and bright homes – there’s something about sunshine that just makes people happy, isn’t there?
In the coastal Carolinas, there’s plenty of golden sunlight to go around. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on our signature home designs, which are all created with natural light in mind.
Natural Light for Healthy Body and Mind
“Daylighting” in the home means taking advantage of natural light. Designers and researchers agree that daylighting is bright with benefits. Natural lighting helps people be more productive and feel happier, healthier and calmer.
Sunlight causes your body to produce mood-enhancing serotonin. Thus, ample sunlight in your home can help ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Natural light promotes vitality, energy and a healthy attitude toward being active.
On the flip side, exposure to sunlight throughout the day promotes better sleep. Too much artificial light can slow the body’s production of melatonin, a necessary hormone for calming the body and preparing it for sleep.
Here’s another benefit of natural light: Compared to other lighting methods, natural lighting can reduce eye strain and make it easier to see.
Coastal Sunlight to Beautify Our NC and SC Coastal Luxury Homes
Sunlight shining through windows casts a warm, healthy glow throughout your living room and dining spaces. Natural light not only makes your home feel lighter and brighter, it gives it a feeling of more space. Our home plans use natural coastal light, open floor plans and light-colored walls to make your home feel spacious, welcoming and perfect for entertaining guests (or just relaxing)!
Making the most of natural light can also mean substantial energy savings. The U.S. Department of Energy says electric lighting consumes more than 15 percent of all electricity generated in the entire country.
Coastal Custom Homes Designed for Brighter Living
Each Hagood home is designed with a coastal lifestyle in mind. Sun-seekers love our custom homes for their smart use of natural coastal light.
Large windows and natural lighting help unify our homes’ outdoor and indoor living spaces. As a custom home builder in coastal communities such as Hilton Head and Wilmington, we believe that the integration of indoor and outdoor living is an essential element of the coastal lifestyle.
While other builders use 4.5 to 5-foot windows, Hagood homes feature 6-foot windows for ample natural light. Our homes also have an average of 30 percent more windows than other builders.
Other features our customers love include:
- Screens on all windows enable homeowners to take advantage of coastal breezes.
- Energy efficient single-hung solid vinyl Low-E and argon gas-filled windows block harmful ultraviolet rays while still letting light in.
- An 8-foot low maintenance Therma-Tru Fiber-Classic front door with glass provides yet another source of natural light.
- Premium window locks are installed on all windows for safety.
Are you ready to brighten up your life with a Hagood Home? Contact us to talk about the possibilities!