Let There Be Light

As the property market blossoms and interest rates remain low there can rarely have been a better time to invest in a new property or improve an existing one. The best growth has been in the South East where prices have risen at twice the national average. Even though it is unlikely that prices will rise as quickly in future months, there is no better investment. The centre of London has the most expensive property in the UK; growth over time is guaranteed but it comes at a cost.


There is no doubt that creating a comfortable environment in which to live should be the aim of everyone. One thing that certainly helps that is light; lighting can enhance the atmosphere. Even subdued lighting will help develop a nice mood as appropriate.

Windows are obviously the best way to create natural light but sometimes it is not possible to get light into dark corners or hallways. There are light tunnels which will improve these areas; websites like www.windowstoreplastics.co.uk reveal more about these tunnels. They increase light using a reflective solar tube and roof light, and installation is possible in just a couple of hours.

First Impressions

This is a fairly cheap way to improve the ‘feel’ of a property. Anyone walking through the front door will enter a light and airy living space. How much extra light can be created will depend upon the diameter of the tube which is installed. First impressions are important. There are few better ways to create that impression than to provide as much light and space as possible, whatever the size of the property.


In London, first time buyers can find it difficult. They need a significant deposit to even get on the property ladder, and when they do they are likely to get a relatively small property for their money; they need ideas to maximise what they have. Over the years many large buildings, even some that were derelict, have been converted into flats that have been eagerly snapped up. Often it has been difficult to plan the layout to provide large windows in every room. When that happens, light becomes an issue; light tunnels can help to address such problems.

Good manufacturers and suppliers have plenty to offer and also expertise within the construction and DIY sector to provide both advice and ideas. It comes at no cost and may be just the sort of thing to make a real difference to a property. It is certainly a topic worth discussion now that the economy has improved. There is cheap finance available in today’s financial sector, yet some home improvements really do not require a huge amount of money. If you want any further light shed on the subject, get in touch with a good light tunnel supplier.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.