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Let There Be Light: How to Open Your Space to Sunshine

New Englanders have begun to embrace a new trend: living inside out. They are claiming the light they deserve in a whole new way, by inviting natural light and warmth into their space and blurring the lines between interiors and the nature they crave beyond their walls. Intentional selection of personalized windows and doors from JB Sash & Door is a key way to embrace this trend and transform the way you live.

Is there a small, dark bedroom in your home, or a cramped sitting room? You can expand that space by inviting the beauty beyond your walls into your life with the thoughtful positioning of very personal custom windows. The added natural light introduces a more expansive feeling into your space and frames the view as if it were a beautiful piece of art.

Perhaps you love your backyard with that flowering tree, yet feel you seldom have the time to enjoy it. Or you’ve invested in a waterfront home and find that the original owners never took advantage of the view that inspired your purchase. With an intention to live inside out, you invite the light and nature you crave into your space. A perfectly placed Marvin sliding or bi-fold door can change the way you live – and the way you feel about life – by creating a seamless connection between your home and its calming landscape.

A second-story sitting area is brightly lit by two-story floor-to-ceiling windows.

Start your journey living inside out

It’s a scientific fact: natural light boosts our serotonin levels and that, in turn, makes us happier. You know how good it feels to bask in sunshine, and designing a home to embrace that experience begins with exploring the possibilities. The Marvin Window and Door Showroom at JB Sash & Door in Chelsea is an excellent place to start. Explore a myriad of doors and windows in full scale, and appreciate what they could do for your lifestyle.

As your local Boston Marvin Windows and Doors retailer, JB Sash & Door offers stunningly large doors engineered to provide a seamless connection to the light and natural beauty beyond your walls. Marvin’s Ultimate Lift and SlideMulti-Slide, or Bi-Fold Doors all offer opportunities to create a movable “wall of glass” that provides effortless access to a deck, patio, porch, or waterfront.

A sleek, modern living room is brightly lit by two-story floor-to-ceiling windows.

Create that seamless connection

Your home’s architectural style helps pinpoint the most complementary way to create the inside out connection. Considering the home’s setting and the surrounding landscape also helps homeowners zero in on the appropriate selection. Homeowners are encouraged to think about how windows and doors can be used to enhance (and not disrupt) the room’s flow. The right door creates a seamless handoff from the interior to exterior, while making the interior space appear larger and more in tune with the view.

A white bedroom is brightly lit by various shapes and sizes of windows and doors.

Remember comfort and security

While the intent is to invite the natural light, air, and beauty outside your home into your living space, you never want to overlook the need for screens to make living more comfortable, and hardware to make your space secure. Marvin offers a selection of different screens, even high transparency mesh solutions, to ensure that this element never detracts from the intended connection.

In addition, Marvin also offers a new smart home technology, the Lock Status Sensor, which seamlessly integrates into your new or existing security system. Marvin is the only manufacturer offering a fully integrated, factory-prepped hardware solution to give you peace of mind in knowing your windows and doors are secure. This provides the security you deserve while also helping you elegantly and effortlessly live intentionally with the beauty outside your home.

For more information on inviting light into your home, visit the JB Sash & Door Marvin Window and Door Showroom at 280 Second Street in Chelsea or online at jbsash.com. Call 1-877-527-2741 or e-mail info@jbsash.com to speak to a JB Sash consultant.

This blog originally ran as an article in Boston Magazine as a paid partnership.