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Michigan couple remodels ranch home around daylight

The McGlinch family made fresh air and natural light the theme of their forever home.

When Brendan and Nicole McGlinch decided to remodel an old ranch home, they knew one thing for sure: it needed plenty of naturel light and fresh air.

Brendan, who works for his family's home renovation business, McGlinch & Sons Home Improvements, built the home himself, minus the brick and cement work. He is also a VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist and had ideas for a unique skylight installation.

The kitchen is the center of an open plan that connects the dining, living and family rooms. He positioned the skylights in a straight line across the roof ridge, creating a long shaft of light inside.

"It's amazing to me to take a space that's typically dark and once you put a skylight in and just to walk into the room and feel it open and airy ande bright; it just makes the overall mood happier," he said.

Now the kitchen is truly the heart of the home.

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