My goal for the living room is to let in more natural light.
My attached dining room is quite dark as well.
My husband and I have tried adding in more lights, painting it lighter and getting lamps. The beach house is still entirely dark. My goal is to have the living room help the complication out. I am going to move the door to a spot that gets more sunshine. Then I am going to get a glass door with blinds inside the glass when I want more privacy. I want to extend the glass above the living room sink all the way on one wall. It will make my living room greater and grander. I have a window installer ready to do the work. He is able to do the expansion and add the windows without a hitch. The guy advocated that I look into window film services. He told myself and others that adding a protective sun control window film would be a good idea. He expressed complication about my electronics and dining room rug. He said if too much sun comes in, it could mangle them. Another issue is with my energy bills. The added sunshine could entirely make it difficult on my AC system. The window installer told myself and others that adding a window film isn’t all that much money and I wouldn’t physically see a difference, just suppose one. I am going to live with normal windows for right now and then see if I want to add the window film in later. I don’t guess the sun is going to be a problem.