Glass naturally brings more light into a home. Look for opportunities where you can swap out old wood panel doors for glass doors, and look for places where a set of French doors could be more beneficial than having a small window!
Here is an example of a home renovation we completed where replacing wood panel exterior doors and replacing rear-facing windows with French doors completely brightened up this home!
5961 Sealand Rd · The original exterior door was wood panel accompanied by a small sidelight. We chose a frosted glass panel door and an elongated sidelight, and instantly this brought more light into the home and created more interest in the exterior design. Frosted glass allows the light to come in while maintaining privacy for the homeowners.
The original dining area at the rear of the home had a small window and a wood panel door giving access to the back yard. We brought in more light by replacing both with a set of French doors! Look how much brighter this space is now!