Home enthusiasts like me will be familiar with the name VELUX and what the brand is about; essentially bringing light and beauty into the home with innovative window products.
We don’t yet have any VELUX windows or sun tunnels installed in our home, but if in the future we’re able to save for a loft conversion and kitchen re-model, then VELUX products are what I would choose and this is how I would use them:
See the way the windows let in so much daylight, making the room airy and bright? But not only that, ventilation is also addressed with opening loft lights, as rooms at the top of the house typically get a bit stuffy and warm in the summer months otherwise.
I love that you can have remote controlled roof windows installed for effortless operation, ideal for windows that are out of reach – even blinds, too, for ultimate convenience.
If we had just enough room to tuck in a compact bathroom in our loft space, I’d look to add a sun tunnel to that area. With a sun tunnel to channel down the daylight from above, you don’t need a window, which saves precious wall space in a tiny room. They are also a great solution for interior rooms that don’t have an outside wall for a window to go.
Down in our kitchen extension, I would love to knock through into our adjoining conservatory and re-model our current kitchen layout. I would also alter our flat ceiling and make it a vaulted roof space instead, with VELUX windows elevated above our heads to maximise that feeling of light and space.
I have seen many examples where the side return has been extended into and VELUX windows installed above, this always works beautifully.
There’s lots of information, inspiration and advice to be found online, do check out the VELUX webshop if you are planning any home alterations and improvements such as those mentioned above. I think if you can find a way to incorporate a roof light or sun tunnel into your plans, you will really achieve a feeling of light, open space, harnessing and maximising the natural daylight in your home.