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10 Reasons to add skylights to your home in 2023

Contemplating a natural light makeover? See why you should get started today.

Open plan kitchen with two skylights in a wood-clad ceiling

What’s on your New Year’s resolutions list? Whether it’s being intentional about self-care or setting a goal to read a certain number of books, the new year offers an opportunity to reset. It’s not surprising that we aim to brighten as many homes as possible in the coming year.

When it comes to your home, nothing transforms a room like natural light and fresh air from skylights with shades. Explore 10 reasons to add VELUX skylights or VELUX Sun Tunnel® skylights to your home in 2023.

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1. Skylights provide mood-boosting natural light.

Because they capture 30% more daylight than windows, skylights keep rooms brighter throughout the day. Studies have shown that exposure to natural light enhances mood and helps to synchronize the body’s circadian rhythm, resulting in a better night’s sleep.

Bedroom with three skylights exposed trusses yellow and pink color scheme

2. Skylights help small rooms feel bigger.

Opening the roof to a sky view, not only brightens the room, but creates the illusion that it’s bigger than its actual square footage. That hallway bathroom with no windows? Look to the ceiling to transform it into a more inviting space.

A small bathroom with a skylight white walls and black hexagonal floor tiles

3. Skylights can open for fresh airflow to contribute to a healthier home.

On average, people spend 90% of their time inside, and with homes being built to stringent energy standards, the air inside our homes can be five times more polluted than the air outside. Remote-controlled skylights, like the VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight, can open to create natural airflow that’s part of a healthy home design. And with the VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO automation system, our skylights can do the thinking for you.

Stairwell landing skylights desks

4. Skylights provide views of the sky and trees.

If we’ve learned anything in the past two years, it’s that we are drawn to nature. With skylights, you can feel connected to the outside each and every day. From views of the sky, stars and treetops, to creating a subtle breeze inside, skylights can add a touch of nature for everyday well-being.

Bedroom with yellow walls and ceiling with three skylights

5. Natural light from above helps colors appear true.

Whether you’re a fan of a neutral color room or find joy in bold hues, natural light from skylights will help your colors appear as intended. Because it enters from above, light from skylights or Sun Tunnels doesn’t suffer from color temperature changes that occur when the sun’s angle is low. Spilling into your home from above, it also helps to eliminate shadows and dark corners.

Covered patio painted terracotta with two skylights and plants

6. VELUX skylights come with a 10-year No Leak warranty on product and installation.

We created an installation system that includes three layers of protection backed by our No Leak warranty to give you peace of mind. Find a VELUX-trained installer in your area to make sure you get the job done right.

Skylights rainy roof

7. Solar powered shades provide the ultimate light control.

Remote-controlled shades are an integral part of a skylight because they enable you to have just the right amount of light. Skylights in a bedroom? Get them with room-darkening shades. Or try light-filtering shades in kitchens, living rooms and sunrooms, where you’ll always want light but may need to moderate it during certain times of the day. Explore over 60 skylight shade colors and patterns for the perfect accent in your home.

Bathroom shower tub white black double vanity

8. Life is better with naturally lit closets and hallways.

Imagine never flipping another light switch to find something in the linen closet or to walk down the hallway. Sun Tunnel® skylights can brighten any room, but you’ll do a double-take when you see how much sunlight they bring to small spaces. Explore 10 must-see Sun Tunnel skylight transformations.

VELUX TOH Norwalk Sun Tunnel K3 A1641

9. Skylights create eye-catching architectural features that reinvent your home.

Exposed rafters? Check. Dramatic sunbeams? Check. Vaulted ceilings that soar to the sky? Check. With creativity and a passion for daylight design, our certified installers can create a skylight light shaft that perfectly complements your home’s style, while also maximizing natural light from your new skylights. Explore six skylight light shaft designs.

Living room skylights white grey

10. In 2023, you can earn a 30% federal tax credit on solar skylight products and their installation.

The tax credit, available through Dec. 31, 2032, applies to any solar powered product and its installation, and that’s a nice chunk of change.

Bathroom with one skylight white walls and cabinet with geometric shower tile

Level up your next home renovation with VELUX skylights!

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