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13 May 2021

The two things your bathroom and pantry is lacking - and how to fix it!

A room without any natural light or ventilation today may be seen as an architectural oversight, however, in difficult places, like the bathroom or pantry, installing a window or a ventilation system can be a costly or next to impossible task! Luckily, there is a cost-effective and efficient way to shower your bathroom and any dark places in your home with natural light and ventilation. Plus, natural light and ventilation brings a lot of benefits that will help improve the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

How to get natural bathroom light and ventilation

Natural light has the power to make or break a room - and this is especially true with the bathroom. A windowless bathroom can make you feel boxed-in and without proper ventilation and light, mould and mildew will start to form in the corners making it an unwelcoming and unpleasant place to shower in.

But how do you get natural light into your bathroom if it is windowless? Solatube has the solution. Solatube’s bathroom and ventilation add on kit will flood your bathroom with natural light, while extracting up to 53 litres of air every second.

Solatube skylights can be easily installed in any room of the house, no matter what material your roof is made of. A dome is installed on your roof which is designed to capture as much light as possible. The light then gets transferred through the reflective pipes and is distributed through a specially designed ceiling fixture, flooding your room with natural light. It is also a much quieter solution because the fan sits up on the roof, rather than fixed on the ceiling. Plus, you have the option to add an extra light onto the fixture for night time use.

A skylight will illuminate the bathroom, making the space feel bigger, brighter and happier. The bathroom will be a welcoming place and applying makeup will feel luxurious. The ventilation add on kit will help remove moisture and any bad odours in the air, keeping your bathroom mould and mildew free.

Smaller Bathroom with Vent Kit

Natural light and ventilation in the pantry

Another space that lacks any natural light is the pantry. If you have a butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry or a scullery, you will know how hard it is to find items that haven’t been returned to their usual spot or reading best before dates can be challenging.

A Solatube skylight will be a game-changer, and you can add the ventilation Add-On Kit for added benefits. This could be particularly important if you have a kettle or other appliances in your pantry. A Solatube skylight with ventilation will add proper air flow - removing any unpleasant smells and will help prevent mould growing on the shelves and walls within the pantry. It will illuminate the space so you can find pantry items a lot faster, without heating the room up or parishing the food inside.

Know your mould - 5 types of mould commonly found in New Zealand bathrooms and pantries

Dark rooms, poor ventilation and the right temperature are the key ingredients for mould to thrive in - typically found in places like bathrooms and pantries. A Solatube skylight with ventilation will reduce the chance of mould growing and will improve you and your family’s health and wellbeing.

- Alternaria

This is a dark mould with a velvety texture and commonly shows up in badly ventilated bathrooms and showers. This mould can trigger asthma sufferers and people with sensitive skin.

- Aspergillus

This yellow-green mould thrives in tiled showers. It causes respiratory issues and allergic reactions.

- Aureobasidium

This pink and black spotty substance is found on painted walls, on window sills and wallpaper. Health effects include asthma and hay fever.

- Stachybotrys Chartarum

If you notice a musty smell and see a greenish black mould, this is the cause. It thrives in places that never dry. Be careful as it is toxic and causes issues like asthma, fatigue, depression, and sinus infections.

- Ulocladium

If a home has been severely damaged by water, this type of mould will start to grow. It a greenish black with a suede like texture and will cause infections and sinus problems.

If you want a bathroom or pantry that is lighter and brighter with proper airflow that will remove any bad smells and prevent the growth of mould, a Solatube skylight is a powerful solution. Installing a skylight is a hassle free experience and you will immediately notice the difference. If you would like to know more, contact one of our helpful consultants today for a free quote on 0800 765 288 or click here for our website form.

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