Skylights have the ability to naturally lighten your home to its full potential while creating an interesting architectural feature in your home. Don’t know where to start? Here is some skylight inspiration from the architects on Design for Me.
This is an example of a roof light that spans the entirety of the ceiling! This could become very, very costly if a single sheet of glass is used. Instead, it’s been broken up into sections, supported at intervals with glass ‘fins’. Image below from Architect James on Design for Me
Natural light can brighten any room, enhancing colours and creating a bright and airy space. Here in this living room below, Rashid has used skylights and chosen a reflective (resin?) floor finish to bounce as much light around in this deep plan as possible.
Image below from Architect Rashid on Design for Me
Another view of the same living room, bringing natural light into this deep, narrow room…
A kitchen is the heart of your home, why not bright your kitchen to its fullest potential? A large square skylight like the one seen below adds light and space to this kitchen, which makes it appear larger than it really is. Image below from Architect Neil on Design for Me.
Skylights can add more than just extra light, they can add unique architectural elements to any room. They even have a tendency to lift the ceiling (as seen in this picture), creating an even larger space. Image below from Architect Neil on Design for Me.
More light and interest: An artificial alternative to skylights:
Adding artificial lights can be a good compromise if a skylight isn’t possible. As seen below, staircases have a tendency to be darkly lit, this is why adding bright pendant lights like these over your current staircase can effectively change the feel of the space.
Image below from Architect James on Design for Me.
Finding the right architect
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