When remodeling your home, don’t forget to think about lighting options. Whether you are looking for an energy saving light source, something more natural than fluorescent lights, or a room with a better view, skylights may be the solution. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, skylights meet a number of demands when thinking about how to increase light in your house.
Adding skylights is a relatively easy renovation project that can add a dramatic element of light, beauty, and value to a home. Traditionally, skylights have been most commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms. However, they are now being incorporated throughout entire houses, including foyers, bedrooms, walk-in closets, staircases, and anywhere someone wants to bring in natural light and open up a space. Skylights allow up to 30 percent more natural light to permeate a dark space without sacrificing privacy. With little or no need for artificial light, skylights allow for less energy consumption during both the winter and summer months. Skylights will decrease your overall energy costs saving you money in the long run. So not only do they look beautiful, they are functional too.
Modern installation methods have reduced risk of leakage and therefore made skylights increasingly popular in the last decade. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, so it is easy to find one that is right for your home remodeling project. Skylights should cover a minimum of ten percent of the total square footage of the room. You can cluster smaller skylights together for maximum effect or just use one large skylight.
The most influential motivation behind this trend toward more light-filled, open homes is most likely the psychological and physiological benefits. It enhances moods, improves our health and can boost energy up to 24 percent, according to scientific experts. A home with maximum day light is the perfect retreat in this stress-filled world.