A wonderful way to open up your dark kitchen or bathroom plus make the beauty of the open sky part of your home’s design plan, have a skylight installed. Not only is it a great way to bring the beauty of outdoors in, is also introduces more natural light into the room. Sometimes there is no exterior wall available to insert a window, so the alternative is to create a window in the ceiling.
A great practical use from a skylight is for extra ventilation during the summer months. But the most important aspect to adding a skylight is the planning process. “You really need to be aware of what the outcome will be and not just cross your fingers and knock a hole in the ceiling,” advises Arrol Gellner, an Emeryville, Calif.-based architect and author of newspaper column “Architext.” -hgtv.com
One thing you need to remember is that the sun is not one giant light bulb, it does move. If your skylight is installed at the wrong angle or in the wrong location, possible outcomes are overheated rooms and sun-damaged cabinetry.
Are you considering a skylight for your Kansas City area home?