Montana Real Estate Roundup: Naturally Lighting Your Home

Montana Real Estate Roundup: Naturally Lighting Your Home

Natural lighting can be one of the most important factors that elevate a luxury home from ordinary to extraordinary. It can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that makes a home feel spacious, comfortable, and luxurious. Here are just a few benefits to choosing a home with beautiful natural lighting in every room.

10 River Rock Lane | Clinton | 6 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms | 13,693 Sq Ft
MLS# 30002850 | $15,000,000
Cole Bergquist | 406-544-9817 | [email protected]
First, natural lighting improves the overall aesthetics of a luxury home. It highlights the stunning architecture, interior design, and furnishings, as well as blending the home with the surrounding landscape. Natural light can make colors appear more vibrant, textures more pronounced, and patterns more dynamic. It can also create contrasting shadows and highlights that bring additional dimensions to the spaces in your home.

501 Dry Gulch Road | Stevensville | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms | 2,580 Sq Ft
MLS# 30002767 | $685,000 | Under Contract
Stephanie Gardner | 406-531-3307 | [email protected]

Secondly, natural lighting can have significant health benefits for the occupants of a home. Exposure to natural light can regulate the body's circadian rhythm and improve sleep patterns. Natural light also boosts vitamin D levels, which can have a range of positive effects on the body, including improving bone density, supporting the immune system, and reducing the risk of depression, especially during winter months when daylight hours are shortened. Many scientific and peer-reviewed studies show a correlation between increased natural lighting in homes and decreased mental health symptoms and incidence of sickness in residents. 

332 Powder Run | Eureka | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms | 3,784 Sq Ft
MLS# 30000863 | $1,695,000
Tiffany Rietema | 406-212-4252 | [email protected]
Finally, natural lighting can have a positive impact on the environment and energy usage. Homes that are designed to maximize natural lighting can reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day, which can lead to significant energy savings over time. This, in turn, can reduce the carbon footprint of a luxury home, making it a more sustainable and eco-friendly option.

4660 Hwy 35 | Kalispell | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms | 2,468 Sq Ft
MLS# 30002834 | $799,000
Courtney Nelson | 406-250-9530 | [email protected]
On the design side, emphasizing natural lighting isn’t just about having lots of windows — style matters! Considering windows with glazing can help augment a home’s natural lighting without turning it into an inadvertent greenhouse. Shades and drapery can also help filter the sun without eliminating natural lighting completely. Within a room, using a mixture of glossy and matte finishes will absorb and reflect light differently, adding depth to a space, while the color palette of a room will alter how you perceive the lighting. You also can’t underestimate the placement of a large mirror — you can double the light in space while offering an avenue to showcase your interior design skills.

7 Meadowlark Circle | Roberts | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms | 2,186 Sq Ft
MLS# 337756 | $764,888
Nancy Curtiss | 406-696-2434 | [email protected]
These are just a few reasons to emphasize choosing a home that maximizes natural lighting throughout. Planning window shape, sizing, and location are ways to elevate the home experience. It can improve the overall aesthetics of a home, enhance the health and well-being of its residents, and promote sustainable living practices. If you are designing or looking to purchase a luxury home, let our agents at PureWest know you want to prioritize natural lighting as a critical element of the design and turn your living space into something truly extraordinary.

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