In the Chicago suburbs, sunlight is a hot commodity in all seasons. Even in the dead of winter, with a wind chill below zero, there is something to be said for a sunny day and how it affects your mood. Although traditional windows bring some sunlight into your home, skylights allow up to three times the direct sunlight than regular windows. You do not have to rely on only traditional windows to bring the sunlight into your home.
Skylights can give your space sunlight while adding to your open and airy style. However, it is important to note that installing a skylight at home can also have positive emotional effects. A bit more sunshine in your home can increase Vitamin D exposure and make even a chilly day seem a bit more bearable when bringing the sun’s rays into your home.
Skylights, when used appropriately in your home, can bring light to otherwise dark or shadowy areas. These pockets of sunlight can not only reduce your energy bill, as you won’t need to turn on your overhead lights as frequently during the daytime hours, but can also make rooms seem larger thanks to the extra light from the ceiling.
When considering if a skylight may be right for you, think about traditional and nontraditional placement. Skylights work great in living room or kitchen areas, but you can also benefit from this stylish design element when you add a skylight in your bathroom or hallway. Since skylights come in various styles and sizes, you are only limited by your imagination as you choose the skylight that best complements your home’s design.
Skylights work well in homes with pitched ceilings, but don’t let your more flat ceiling stop you from exploring skylight options. Working with an experienced design consultant can help you make the best decision for your space. Typically installed in less than a few days, skylights give you immediate satisfaction; you’ll wonder how you lived without the extra sunlight for so long!
If you are worried that a skylight would be too large for the space in your home you have in mind, make an appointment to explore our showroom. Not only can you chat with an experienced staff member, you can see how the shapes and sizes of a variety of skylights.
Our sun tunnels, for example, are designed to give big results in small spaces. A smaller alternative to large skylights, these sun tunnels are ideal for hallways, powder rooms, or other small spaces in your home.
If you are looking for a way to make your home seem more spacious and light, as well as a way to improve your mood and reduce energy costs, skylights should be your next home improvement project. The investment is well worth the benefits!