Use Interior Windows to Lighten a Dark Room
Let there be light: a beautiful way to extend sightlines and add charm.
As a remodeler, I’m commonly asked to upsize windows to let in more sunlight, and to either widen interior doorways or remove a wall completely to make a room feel more connected. Those jobs are often invasive and messy, which means they aren’t inexpensive. Now, when a discussion with a client starts down the road of more light, better sightlines, or a stronger connection between rooms, I first consider adding an interior window.
Compared to more drastic solutions, adding an interior window is a relative walk in the park. The materials are inexpensive, and the majority of the work can be done off site. If planned with some forethought and executed cleanly, the finished result can truly change the feel of a floor plan.
Although this work is possible to do in a load-bearing wall (as long as you’re willing to temporarily support the floors above and add…