Skylights are among the most underrated features you can add to your home. Because they’re installed on the ceiling, some people can fail to notice how greatly a good skylight improves a room. Those homeowners who’ve had skylights installed in their bathrooms, kitchens or other rooms in the house, though, will tell you that the investment has greatly improved their quality of life. There are a variety of ways in which skylights can make your day all the much better.
Highlight Your Home
Skylights are the only way to provide your room with a completely balanced amount of natural light. As the sunshine comes in from the ceiling, you’ll find that the colors of everything are highlighted. Boldly painted walls, tiling and even furniture are able to truly shine.
Because windows allow sunshine into the home from the walls of the house, they rarely facilitate well-balanced lighting. Even on the cloudiest days, however, products such as VELUX Skylights will disperse the light evenly across your beautiful home.
Reduce Your Dependence on A/C
Instead of wasting electricity (and draining your wallet), skylights are an all-natural way of allowing fresh air to circulate throughout your home. Whereas air conditioners take a huge toll on the natural environment, skylights are an eco-friendly way to bring the outside in. By bringing air in through the roof, skylights distribute air evenly throughout the entire floor, making it a great way to enjoy a cool breeze on a hot day.
Unlike air conditioners, skylights work to pull warm air out of the home as it brings cool air in. Because heat rises naturally, your Velux Skylight will allow the hot air outside and allow you to enjoy the coolness of the breeze as it moves through your house.
Give Yourself Some Space
Skylights are a great option to consider when renovating your home. Windows, after all, often take up too much space on our walls. In turn, we often rely on a small amount of shelving and cabinet space to organize our items.
By adding a skylight to the ceiling instead of a window on the wall, you can conserve space. Ultimately, this means you’ll have more room for cabinets and shelves. Whereas windows limit the amount of storage you have (and contribute to the disarray of any room), skylights stay out of the way and make it much easier to organize.
An Overall Healthier Environment
It is shocking how much dust and other nasty material our homes gather everyday. Even those of us who clean obsessively can’t get to everything. Over time, this stuff can take a toll on our health. VELUX commissioned a study that found that we spend 90% of our time indoors where the concentration of some pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than they would be outdoors.
So it’s important to air out your home. And skylights are a great tool to do just that!
VELUX Skylights are designed specifically to promote good circulation, they work wonders at helping to provide cleaner air for you and your family. Skylights truly are the way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
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