How to make your garden level apartment fully bright? – Pierre Jean’s testimony from Paris

Jean Pierre and his wife live in an apartment, in the Paris suburbs, for 7 years now. They wanted to bring more natural light as soon as they moved in, but the kitchen and living room remained dark because of the building just in front. They slowly had given the idea and one day, they discover Espaciel’s website where Jean Pierre found the right solution.


1- How is your apartment?
rez-de-jardin sombre réflecteurs de lumière EspacielWe live in the Paris suburbs (southwest of Paris), we bought our actual apartment in 2009. It is located on the ground floor courtyard of a 3-storey building: a classic case when you live in town (View customer testimonials with similar configurations). Upon our arrival in our new home, we have done a lot of changes to naturally illuminate the rooms in the apartment: painting the walls in white, making openings, piercing a wall, opening the kitchen … But the kitchen and living room that overlook the courtyard remained darks. These rooms have two west exposed windows, but there is a building just in front of them that stops light from coming in. The other rooms in the apartment have a northwest exposure and overlook a garden open: daylight gets inside easily.

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2- The light reflector solution

rez-de-jardin sombre réflecteur de lumière espaciel I had thought to tinker a reflector by myself. It is by doing some researches on the internet I discovered Espaciel. I was a little skeptical at first … I have read all the information on the website to decide myself and, finally, the customer testimonials that convinced me!
rez-de-jardin sombre réflecteurs de lumière EspacielI ordered a first reflector to install on the living room window. I chose the exterior model 80cm by myself: it is the reflector that best suits the configuration of my window. It rests on the outside window frame with an adjustable bar. (> Photo)

Convinced by the effect of the reflector, I quickly made another order, this time for the kitchen. Both windows are identical, so I ordered the same one: an exterior reflector 80cm*20cm.

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I was impressed by the speed of the service provided by Espaciel and the reflectors are ultra-easy to setup.

3- 2 reflectors for a better lighting

There is a significant light improvement. The light is particularly reflected on the ceiling. Of course the effect is more convincing when it is sunny outside, but even on a cloudy day, we see the effect of the Espaciel reflectors. The second reflector installed in the kitchen is clearly improving the brightness of the rooms in general.

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Thanks to the combination of the two reflectors, the living room and the kitchen are brighter. This is a great product, it is able to transform an interior. I have also spoken around me about Espaciel, it could help a lot of people!

Many thanks to Jean Pierre for sharing his experience with us! If you want to send us your before/after pictures as well and tell us about your light reflector experience, contact us

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