Shape Your Home for Light

In the latest episode of our video series, SHM architect, David Stocker, joins Ben Coats to discuss one of the key elements of successful architectural design; light. David believes that many people do not recognize why they feel good in certain rooms over others, but typically, he says, it is because of the light composition. Having three sides of light in a room just makes you feel good. How can you ensure that your new home has this feel good light composition? David and Ben suggest building your home to mimic letter shapes such as, Z’s, T’s, C’s, and H’s. These shapes allow light to penetrate multiple sides of each room, unlike a typical rectangle or square shaped house. Some of our favorite light-filled homes are pictured below. Be sure to check out the full episode on our YouTube channel to hear from David Stocker himself! Not rennovating, building, or able to re-configure your walls? Check out this great blog post by The Spruce on how to lighten and brighten your space without tearing down walls!

(Architecture by SHM Architects // Interiors by Collins Interiors // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Nathan Schroder)

(Architecture by SHM Architects // Interiors by Collins Interiors // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Nathan Schroder)

(Architecture by SHM Architects // Interiors by Erin Sander // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Costa Christ)

(Architecture by SHM Architects // Interiors by Erin Sander // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Costa Christ)

(Architecture by Dwayne Brinkley // Interiors by Maddie Hughes // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Costa Christ)

(Architecture by Dwayne Brinkley // Interiors by Maddie Hughes // Built by Coats Homes // Photo by Costa Christ)

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