There’s a reason you rarely see photos of homes in magazines without lots of light filling the space. That sunlight triggers a happy response. While you need artificial light when the sun goes down, nothing beats the power of the sun’s rays to light up your life and your home—something that comes “standard” in every Epcon home we build.
What are the benefits of natural light in your home?
- Natural light helps fight off depression. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a common result of extended periods without enough sunlight, like shorter winter days. Sunlight triggers the production of serotonin, a chemical that boosts your positive mood.
- Bringing more light into your life can enhance the quality of your sleep by helping your mental health with increase of the aforementioned mood-boosting serotonin. Artificial lighting also helps impact the levels of melatonin, a chemical that influences your ability to fall asleep.
- People have a natural need for connecting with nature—one of the reasons we want a view of the outdoors and enjoy basking in the sunshine. Incorporating aspects of biophilic design allows you to bring more natural elements within view.
- In addition to the benefits of natural light, you’ll conserve energy and save money on your utility bills. More sunlight streaming through your windows means you rely less on electric lights.
When you’re shopping for a new home, pay attention to the way natural light filters to the interior. Large windows, and more of them, maximize the daylight you will enjoy throughout the year and for years to come.
In addition to generously incorporating large windows, many Epcon homes include a private outdoor courtyard designed to be an extension of the home. From just about anywhere in your home, you’ll have a view of your private oasis. The daylight, plants, and other natural elements present a calm, relaxing environment. And, since home is where the heart is, why not make sure the one you choose supports your lifestyle in every way?
Take a look at the wide variety of locations for Epcon Communities around the country. Each one reflects the distinctive design and quality construction of single-family homes. Our boutique communities are also defined by the friendly people who live there, a common thread from one community to the next. You’ll find many residents who are enjoying the freedom of the low-maintenance living.
When you’re ready for a brighter future, contact Epcon Communities to learn more about the value of our truly unique homes and communities.