Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions is to finally begin those long planned Atlanta home renovations. While you’ve probably discussed with the family things like new appliances, where the extra bath is going to be located and if the new flooring should be tile or hardwoods, have you even considered adding extra light by including skylights in some of the rooms?
In addition to the practical aspect of filling a room with everything from bright sunlight to gently filtered natural light on an overcast day, skylights can also create an extremely interesting visual both for the interior and exterior of your home.Here are some ideas to try:
- Rooftop decks have become a popular addition to homes. Depending on the living space located underneath, adding skylights can make for both easy maintenance as well as a cool interactive experience between the two floors.
- Bathrooms are one of those rooms that really benefit from having a window, but many times privacy can become problematic. A skylight is a great way to incorporate light without worrying about blinds, shutters or frosted glass. You can even make it vented to help control moisture in the bathroom. Plus what could be more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub while enjoying the bright blue sky or ethereal stars?
- The days of “one size fits all” cookie cutter skylights are gone, and now sizes, shapes, styles and color of glass are only limited by your imagination. Or install one single plain skylight and then add interior detail to create unique ever changing visual dynamics.
- If your home has a long dark hallway that you intend to keep, consider adding several square or geometric apertures or one long linear skylight to naturally brighten this connecting space.
For more information about Atlanta home renovations, contact us at Renewal Design-Build.