The Best Places to Add Skylights in Your Home

Skylight

Are you looking for a new home remodeling project that will add a unique, wow factor to your home? A skylight is the way to go. Aside from looking great, skylights can also provide more natural light, are great for ventilation, and can even help you save money on electricity. Here are a few of the best rooms in which to consider installing a skylight.

Kitchen

One of the absolute best rooms to install a skylight in is the kitchen. There are a number of reasons why the kitchen is an ideal location. First, the window will provide the perfect amount of balanced natural lighting needed for precise cooking tasks like peeling and chopping. A skylight will also free up more wall space for storage. Because you're getting natural light from above, you don’t need as many traditional windows. This leaves more room for cabinets without sacrificing the light. Lastly, skylights can also provide extra ventilation in a room that often needs it. Who wants the smell of last night’s dinner to stick around all day long? Simply install a vented skylight to let in the fresh air and let out the cooking odors.

Bathroom

Bathrooms are another location where a vented skylight can also come in handy. When a bathroom is closed off without any windows, moisture tends to build up. This can lead to water damage, mold, mildew, and general disrepair. Not only do these problems cost a lot to fix, but they can also negatively impact the health of you and your family. A skylight can provide some much-needed ventilation to the room. Plus, it allows you to increase the natural light in the room without sacrificing your privacy.

Roof

Bedroom

What could be better than falling asleep while looking at the moon and stars above? Instead of staring at boring drywall as you drift to sleep, you could be looking at the night sky. You may even get a better night’s sleep because of it. The body’s internal clock relies on sunlight to know when you should be asleep and when you should wake up. When it gets dark, your body releases melatonin, which makes you feel sleepy. When it gets lighter, the melatonin decreases. By installing a skylight, you can improve your sleeping habits and get into a healthier routine. Additionally, much like the bathroom, a skylight will allow in natural light without creating any privacy concerns.

Remodeled Attic

Transforming your attic from a storage space to a usable area is a fantastic way to create more living space for your family. No matter what you decide to use the new room for, you should install a skylight. In most converted attics, there's simply not enough wall space to install traditional windows. A skylight can offer plenty of natural lighting for the new space. Also, attics tend to be the warmest room in the house because heat rises. It is a good idea to install a skylight to release some of the heat and keep the room cool during the hot summer months.

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