How to Choose the Perfect Skylight for Your Home
Everybody loves a home filled with natural sunlight. Picture those glossy show-home photographs in interior design magazines, with shiny surfaces reflecting the sun, occupants smiling radiantly as they nurse a hot cup of coffee in their bright white kitchen. However sometimes our homes are a little lacking in the light department. Even if there are lots of windows, if your property is overlooked at all or faces the ‘wrong way’, you might find yourself craving that natural light but at a loss as to how to introduce it to your home in a cost-effective way.
That’s where skylights come in handy. Allowing bright natural light to pour into your home, these economic little windows placed above add a stylish new dimension to your space. Because they are versatile by nature, they fit perfectly with all styles of interior – from modern contemporary to more traditional older-style properties. Most people are familiar with skylights and their purpose – fewer know, however, that there are lots of different types, shapes and sizes to choose from. Choice is of course great – because it enables you to make the perfect pick for your home. But without the right guidance, choice can really be a pain. How do you know which selection will perfectly fit your requirements and the look of your room?
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The first step is finding a company that know all about adding lovely light to any home with expertise and a fabulous range of skylights. A good supplier will offer a huge range of products all with the benefit of an experienced fitting team to ensure that you get style and quality. So which product is best for you?
A name synonymous with quality skylight and glass products, top quality companies are proud to offer Velux. International market leaders, they have a vast range of products with different specifications, sizes and styles to suit any home or project. As well as offering fixed skylights (operated manually, electronically, pivot or non-opening), they also make stylish ‘sun tunnels’ for larger homes to really let in the light. You can choose from single and double glazing and a range of finishes – with the highest quality and durability assured.
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Solatube’s innovative systemsallow you to bring light into your space with minimum cost or fuss and maximum efficiency. Eco-friendly and simple to fit,they come in a range of sizes and are suitable for all types of home – they’re even suitable for commercial projects.With Solatube, cleverly designed tube snakes towards the roof where a glass cap is fitted which allows light to be reflected beautifully and poured back down the tube into your room.
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Belray offer an unrivalled range of large and smaller skylight installations suitable for all sorts of purposes. Their innovative glass and versatile, inventive frames enable you to choose the exact shape, size and look of your skylight for your home. Durable, eco-friendly and long-wearing, Belray provide skylights for businesses as well as for homes.
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One size fits all simply isn’t appropriate for everyone – especially when it comes to special projects or demanding architecture which requires a more thoughtful approach. A good skylight supplier will often work with architects, contractors and builders as well as homeowners, which is why they’ll offer a bespoke design and installation services. Whatever you’ve got in mind – there’s a company that has it covered. Glazed roofs, orangery-style skylights, uniquely shaped sun tubes – if you’ve got the idea, a great skylight supplier will have the solution.
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If you’d like to see how a skylight could be the design addition your home needs, why not speak to a professional company that can help to go over the designs with you – you could soon be enjoying brighter days.
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