Do skylights heat up your home?
Before & after - 6 Solatube skylight transformations
We may be in and out of lockdowns again but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream or make plans for upcoming renovations. If your home lacks natural light, installing a Solatube skylight is the quickest and easiest way to brighten up almost any room in your home.
If you are planning on renovating or reselling, something to consider is that more Kiwis are working from home, so it’s important to have a comfortable working environment that includes exposure to natural light. Natural light plays a huge role towards our overall health and wellbeing. It increases our Vitamin D levels, which aids in better sleep, stronger bones and helps improve our mental health by increasing the serotonin levels in our brain - the natural chemical that our brain releases to make us feel happier.
Natural light also improves the aesthetics of your home. It can make even the smallest of spaces appear larger and brighter. You immediately feel happier walking into a sun-soaked room. A sun-filled room also helps brighten up tasks like cooking, washing, and reading compared to a dimly lit room. Solatube Skylights can even increase the perceived value of your home because it enhances the design and reduces energy consumption.
Solatube skylights can be installed into almost any room in your house. The lighting transformation is instantaneous. Check out some before and after images of Solatube Lighting Installations.
Our certified installers will advice the best placement in your room to allow a flood of light to enter the skylight and be distributed evenly throughout the room. Skylights allow the room to feel less congested and opens the space up. The ceiling also feels higher making the room feel bigger when you walk in.
Natural light is powerful. Installing skylights in your living room gives you the freedom to rearrange your space or hang artwork without ever blocking natural light. It brightens spaces while lowering your electricity bill. You won’t need to rely on lightbulbs to illuminate your space all the time.
Hallways are often windowless and can therefore get quite dark. A Solatube skylight ensures that it is bright, and you won’t need to turn the hallway light on or forget to turn it off when you leave.
One space that lacks natural light more than most is the bathroom. If your bathroom is windowless, it can make you feel boxed in and without proper ventilation or lighting, mould and mildew can begin to grow. For bathrooms you can choose to add our Ventilation Add-On Kit, so that you can prevent mould from growing and illuminate your bathroom at the same time. Installing just one skylight will make a huge difference!
These are just a few examples of how a Solatube skylight can transform different rooms in your house.
As you can see in the images above, it works perfectly in kitchens, hallways, lounges, and bathrooms. It only takes a few hours to install and comes with a 10 year warranty.
If you’re renovating or looking for an easier way to quickly brighten up any room in your house, contact our consultants today for a free consultation and quote call us on 0800 466 383 or contact us here.