The Best Rooms to Install a Skylight in Your Home
If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your home, something that can give a room that “wow” factor, then you should consider installing a skylight. Other than adding a nice aesthetic to your home, skylights offer a variety of benefits. First and foremost, skylights fill a room with natural light. Having a good source of natural light is a good way to save money on electricity, especially during the summer when the sun stays out much later in the day. Another benefit it brings is ventilation. Install a skylight for a good way to get some air flow through your home. But the question is, which rooms can you benefit most from installing a skylight?
The kitchen is a great place to install a skylight to increase the amount of natural light you’re getting. When you’re working in the kitchen with knives and boiling water, you want to make sure that you can see everything properly. Installing a skylight will provide balanced natural light throughout the entire kitchen.
Ventilation in the kitchen is crucial. When you start cutting up onions, that entire house is filled with that smell. A skylight will allow that smell to flow right out of the kitchen so that you don’t make the entire house cry when you’re preparing dinner. And for the times when you might have left something in the oven just a bit too long, a skylight is a great way to allow smoke to clear from your kitchen quickly. After all, heat does rise.
Bathrooms and Washrooms
A skylight in your bathroom or washroom is a great way to get plenty of natural light without having to give up any privacy. A regular wall window doesn’t give you the same sense of security.
Bathrooms are an area in your home where water is constantly being used. This can lead to a buildup of moisture in the air which could result in mold and mildew, possibly damaging your ceiling, walls, and baseboards. A skylight can help to prevent this since it acts as a natural ventilation system.
If your bathroom ceiling is too high to manually open a skylight, consider going with an electric venting skylight. These are great because they make it easy for you to open and close the skylight. Also, some electrical venting models have sensors that can close your skylight at the first sign of rain, which is great for any room of the house.
A Converted Attic
Converting an attic into an extra room in your home is a great idea. You can use it as a bedroom or even just a bonus room for your family. When you have a converted attic, you should always install a skylight.
Chances are your converted attic won’t have a great amount of wall space for windows but even if it does, a skylight can offer more natural sunlight. Since the ceilings of converted attics are usually quite low, it should be easy to manually open and close the skylight. The fact that converted attic ceilings are low also means that your skylight can double as an emergency exit.
Attics, converted or not, will be the hottest room in your house. As previously mentioned, heat rises. Installing a skylight or two in a converted attic will help relieve some of the heat, especially during the grueling summer months.
The Master Bedroom
When you wake up in the morning, would you rather be staring at a plain white ceiling or bright blue skies? Bright blue skies might be a little more appealing. When you install a skylight in the master bedroom, it will allow you to fall asleep looking up at the stars and wake up to the beauty of a bright shiny day.
A skylight in the bedroom is a good way to encourage better sleeping habits. Your body’s internal clock relies, in part, on sunlight to know when you should be sleeping and when you should wake up. When it gets darker your body naturally releases melatonin into your body causing you to get sleepy. When it starts to get lighter, that melatonin begins to decrease.
Having a skylight can allow your body to get into a better natural sleeping routine. However, if waking up at the first sign of light isn’t your thing, you can always install blackout curtains to keep the sun at bay.
Let There Be Light, Install a Skylight
A skylight can add comfort and practicality to almost every room in your home. From proper ventilation to great natural light, you won’t regret installing a skylight in your home. Home Pro Remodeling can install and replace all types of windows and skylights. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you decide on the best installation option for your new skylight. Check out our window services or contact us today to install a skylight in your home.