9 Reasons Why Installing A Skylight Affects The Look Of Your Living Room

Skylights are window ceilings. Large buildings, stairwells, and mansions tend to have them installed because they allow lots of light to get into large rooms that can’t necessarily have windows installed (because, for example, the room with the floodlight installed is in the centre of the building and isn’t near any windows).

However, you don’t have to have a mansion to have a skylight installed, nor does the room you have it installed in having to be in the centre of your home. Skylights are very cool, and this post will tell you why installing one will improve your living room’s appearance:

Natural Light

When you install a skylight, you allow a lot more natural light into your home’s living area. The installation of flat roof windows will make your living area a lot brighter. It’s worth noting that if you are going to install a skylight, it’s also a good idea to have a curtain or blind installed. The reason for this is that skylights can let in a lot of light, so if you are trying to take a nap on the sofa, you will probably want to block out the light that’s coming in. More natural light in your home’s living area will make it look fresher, cooler, and friendlier.

Solar Heating

An advantage of skylights that isn’t related to your home’s appearance is that skylights can actually heat up the rooms that you are installed in, even if the weather outside is cold. Solar heating occurs when the sun’s rays are cast on a window, and then filter into the room that the window’s installed in. While solar heating alone won’t keep your entire living area warm, it will definitely contribute to it. Again, you should install a blind to close out the light on very hot days.

Better Ventilation

Skylights let in a lot more air, especially if you have windows on the walls of your home’s living area. The addition of a skylight can create a current of air, which can refresh your living room and make it feel a lot cooler. A better ventilated living area will also smell a lot less since poor ventilation causes smells to linger. If your living area smells less, then that will make it a better place for you and your friends to hang out, which will significantly improve your living area’s use. A lot of people are too shy to let their friends hang out in their homes out of fear of being judged for pet or cooking smells.

Energy Costs

The cost of energy at the moment is through the roof. The main reason that energy costs are rising is because of the conflict in Ukraine, which has caused an interruption to global gas supplies. Because skylights provide solar heating and can create currents of air on hot days, they can help you to reduce the cost of your energy bills. You won’t have to turn your heating on as much, nor will you have to have your air-conditioning running all of the time.

Resale Value

Because skylights are very desirable among home buyers, the installation of one can significantly increase your home’s resale value. Better resale value means that you can make more of a profit on your home’s sale if you do decide to sell it. With that said, a skylight alone won’t boost your home’s resale value by that much. You should also make other changes, such as building extensions, redesigning, and adding solar panels. All of these changes together can make your house a lot more valuable than it currently is.

Aesthetic Changes

Adding in a skylight can aesthetically change your entire home’s dynamic. Skylights make people’s homes look a lot more modern. If you are trying to achieve a modern look, then a skylight is definitely worth investing in. Skylights can also be made to look ‘antique’ if that’s your home’s décor style, although it can be a lot more expensive, since you will need to invest in higher-quality materials than the standard skylight, such as iron and wood, as well as stained glass (if that’s the style that you are going for).

Natural Views

Another way that a skylight can improve your home’s aesthetic appearance is by adding in natural views. When you have a skylight installed in your home, you are able to look out and see the sky and the sun. At night, when the lights are turned off in your house, you will be able to look out and see the moon and the stars. Natural views can make your home’s living area a lot more relaxing and a much nicer place to be, not to mention actually accentuating your home’s décor. If you want to get really good views of nature, then you will need to install a large skylight.

Adding Space

A skylight can make your home’s living area look a lot more spacious, which significantly improves your living area’s appearance. A lot of people overlook the importance of adding space to their living areas. Most people’s homes look cramped and uncomfortable because they have no concept of space. A skylight can make even the most cramped and uncomfortable living area 10,000 times better. The larger your home’s skylight, the more space it will give the impression of you having.

Accent Pieces

Lastly, a skylight can actually help you to draw attention to specific items of furniture that you have in your home. If you have a very large rug for example, then putting it directly underneath the skylight can help to draw attention to it. Accent furniture is furniture that’s added to a room to complete it. Types of accent furniture include tables, showy chairs, rugs, cabinets, and art pieces. Make sure that if you are putting accent furniture underneath a skylight that the skylight is slanted so that nothing can fall in and damage your furniture. It’s especially important to do that if you have trees outside.

Skylights can improve your living area’s appearance and make your home look a lot nicer. In addition to boosting your home’s aesthetic appearance, skylights can also help you to save money, which it can do by reducing energy costs. All in all, skylights are a fantastic addition to make.


Tags: interior design, living room, Skylight Affects

Author: Maja Markovski

Maja Markovski

A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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