Make the Most of the Fading Light with Apropos.Published on 28th March 2015
Hasn’t it been lovely, the last few weeks, with the days getting longer and brighter? Even though there’s still a chill in the air, it’s easier to feel positive about life when you don’t leave for work and come home in the dark. Just as we’re all starting to get used to it though, those people that know best go and decide that the clocks need to change, and we all ‘spring forward’ for another six months. It’s all for the best in the long run, but it doesn’t stop us from bemoaning the loss of that extra hour of daylight whilst we sleep tonight.
There are very many things to love about glass architecture – the look, the feel, the contrast and the ever-changing artwork of the natural world – but if we had to choose our very favourite thing about living under glass here at Apropos, it would have to be the letting of light. Whether you have a conservatory, orangery, or just a couple of small skylights, you are inviting light into your home, making the days feel longer, your home feel brighter, and you feel happier.
Natural light is proven – and often prescribed – as a means of combatting depression. It delivers vitamin D, which helps regulate the immune system, keeps bones healthy, can help prevent weight gain and aids brain function. Natural light also reduces our dependence on synthetic lighting, which not only lowers our fuel bills, but also reduces the frequency and intensity of headaches and eye strain. As a final health benefit, natural light can also help to reduce the presence of mould in the home, improving the quality of air and reducing the likelihood of respiratory problems.
With an Apropos glazed extension you’re able to make the most of the available daylight, welcoming it into your home early in the morning and last thing at night. Whether you relish the aesthetics, embrace the health benefits, or simply enjoy the extra space to relax and unwind, Apropos can open all sorts of doors – patio, French, sliding, or bi-fold!
Rather than ‘rage, rage against the dying of the light*’ as the clocks go forward this spring, why not prepare some evasive action in readiness for the autumn that seems like a lifetime away, but will be here all to soon – and call Apropos, to see how we can help you use glass architecture to improve your home and capture every last drop of daylight.