They look great and may seem fitting only in a décor magazine. Skylights.
Wrong! These installations are ideal for almost any Aussie home, as skylights carry multiple benefits and they’re not difficult or pricey to install. Reputable contractors design them so they can fit seamlessly into your home, without too much renovation required.
Now, browse through the list below and you’re bound to find more than one reason why this also makes sense for YOUR home.
Optimally Benefit from the Aussie Sun
We often solve the issue of requiring light inside a home by fitting more artificial lights. However, you’re robbing yourself of the many benefits that natural light can bring you:
- Helping to improve vitamin B and D levels in your body
- Higher productivity
- Better energy levels
- Helping to keep homes healthier inside, as sunlight serves as a type of disinfectant
- Assisting occupants in maintaining their immune systems
You’re missing out on all of these outcomes if you simply settle for a few standard windows and light up the dreary entrance hall with an overhead light. Why not flood your home with more of what the sun has to give? After all, Australia is perfectly positioned for its residents to experience an overflow of the benefits mentioned above.
Also…Safe from the Sun
Of course, you may be trying to avoid the sun so you don’t suffer from the effects of damaging UV rays. Luckily, today’s manufacturers understand consumers’ concerns and while you can enjoy the influx of the sunlight, many skylights will block UV rays, so it won’t affect your skin, your carpets, furniture and other objects in the room below.
The solution can be as simple as fitting the right type of dome at the top of the skylight unit. Simply mention to your vendor if this is a high priority for you, and they can list the skylight products that provide you with this type of protection.
Let Light Make You Happier
Above we covered many physical and practical reasons why a skylight is a smart investment, but your mental health may also benefit.
Many people report feeling more optimistic, less stressed, much calmer and even enjoying more focus when exposed to more sunlight. Some of this can be ascribed to sunlight affecting hormone release in the body.
Here are a few practical examples of how it can change your life:
- With more focus, you’ll get more work done. This can lead to less anxiety about your to do list.
- A more positive outlook on life often helps people work faster and better—once again helping you stress less about your work.
- With a calmer approach to life, you’re bound to sleep better and this can boost your overall wellbeing.
- If you do have mental health challenges, more sun could help you handle the symptoms—like anxiety—a little better.
Boost Your Interior’s Look and Style
Your wellbeing is of course a major reason to consider a skylight, but let’s also discuss how it’s going to make your home look. After all, you don’t want an ugly feature ruining the interior you’ve worked so hard on thus far.
In reality, modern skylights are sleek and stylish installations, so it will actually make your home look more modern.
Furthermore, as the light floods in you’ll love the effects it has on rooms. For example, it can show off the true colours of décor items like paintings or a vase. Also, if you have houseplants, they’re bound to start looking a lot healthier and vibrant thanks to the natural light they’ll thrive on.
From Cramped to Spacious with One Installation
Another visual benefit for your rooms with skylights is that they’ll look a bit bigger. This is thanks to the illusion of more space that comes from having all that light and also the light reflecting throughout the room.
For you personally, this can make rooms feel more welcoming so you’ll enjoy your home more. You can also be sure it will add some property value, as buyers don’t mind spending a little more when they’re paying for ‘spacious’.
Utilise Useless Spaces
The effects listed here can even play a role in rooms and areas you’re currently not using at all, like an attic or a dark corner of your living room. Attics can become bedrooms or at least a play area for the kids. And without adding yet another light fitting, a skylight transforms a dreary zone into a functional office or reading nook.
And yes, thanks to innovative products, you may even have the benefit of light during the evening, if you ask your vendor about Nightlight Technology!
No matter which of the reasons above attracts you the most, after a skylight installation you’re bound to use your artificial lights much less. The outcome? Lower utility costs, less reliance on the power grid and therefore a smaller carbon footprint!
Australia’s great weather makes the country an ideal place to optimise the outcomes after a skylight is installed in a home or office. From mental wellbeing to making your home eco-friendlier, there aren’t many installations that can bring about so many benefits in an instant.
We bet you can already imagine a space or two in your home where this would work just perfectly!