When you’re making any home improvement, no matter how big or small, it’s a good idea to think carefully about the value it will bring to your home so that you can weigh this up against the cost.
This value doesn’t have to be about any increase in property value, although this can be a good measure too. It’s also worth thinking about how much more enjoyment you will get out of your home as a result of the improvements you make.
Adding a skylight can completely transform the feel of your home, as well as being a cost-effective improvement to make.
Probably the biggest selling point about skylights is that they let in a huge amount of natural light. This means that your home will appear brighter and airier. It also means that it will photograph better, which comes in handy if you are selling or if you just enjoy posting on Instagram!
There are also a number of health benefits to increasing the amount of natural light that you are exposed to:
- More vitamin D: Our bodies absorb vitamin D through the skin when we are exposed to sunlight, and it doesn’t matter whether we’re inside or outside. Vitamin D is important for bone health and also reduces the risk of heart disease, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
- Helps SAD: SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a serious condition where people become depressed as they are exposed to less sunlight. Exposure to natural light helps with this.
- Improves sleep: Studies have shown that the more exposure people have to natural light, the better they sleep.
Adding a skylight window is a great way to add an interesting and often breathtaking new feature to your home. It will make your home look unique, and stand out when compared to others.
The great point about skylights is that, unlike other purely aesthetic touches, they also serve a practical use.
Skylights allow more of the natural heat and light from the sun to get into your home. This means that you won’t need to spend as much money on artificial heating and lighting, because the sun will have already done the job for you!
Having good ventilation in your home is important for improving air quality and air circulation, but keeping eye-level windows open all of the time can cause drafts and also pose a security risk.
Skylights often have ventilation that comes with them, meaning that you can improve the air quality and circulation without needing to keep windows open.
Natural light is a huge selling point for potential buyers, which makes skylights a good investment because it’s likely that they will increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell it.
Skylights mean that you can enjoy all the benefits of natural air and light, with the added bonus that nobody can see through them! You can get the feeling of being outside, with added privacy.