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New year, new reno project?

Get inspired by five room makeovers that created dream spaces for at-home wellness.

loft with skylight and black lounge chair white painted wood ceiling

As you reflect on the past year and set goals for the New Year, how will your home play a role in achieving them? Designing wellness into your home can help you keep self-care a priority year-round. Check out five inspirational room transformations for ideas on designing wellness into your daily life.

Dream reading nook

Maybe you decided to join a book club and read one book a month. Now’s the time to create your dream reading nook to help you lose yourself in the tale. Check out interior design blogger Sarah Dorsey’s bright and airy loft space for inspiration.

Loft skylight patterned tile

Dream kitchen

Or perhaps with all the home cooking you’ve done in the past year, you decided to finally up your culinary game starting with a kitchen makeover. Dream kitchen ideas dance in your head: Will you paint the cabinets black or green? How many skylights should you add - two or three? And what backsplash pattern will provide the perfect accent?

See how interior designer Carmeon Hamilton used skylights to open up her galley kitchen and shine some natural light on the rich colors below.

Galley kitchen two skylights butcher block counters

Dream laundry room

Elevating everyday tasks may be on your wellness New Year’s resolutions list. Creating your dream laundry room could help you feel better about tackling that pile of dirty clothes. Amanda Johnson of @allthingsnew_home made natural light from two VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights the key ingredient in her laundry room makeover. See how she took the small space from the basic utility room to a pleasant, light-filled laundry room.

Laundry room before after

Dream small bathroom

If the small, hallway bathroom has been on your to-do list for a while, make it part of your New Year’s home renovation plans. Resolve to remake your small bathroom into a self-care space, like Laura Tusken of Inspiration for Moms did by adding a skylight for plenty of natural light and fresh air. Once she bathed the room in dreamy daylight, it opened up new design possibilities such as black floor tile and plants in wall-mounted pots.

Small bathroom skylight black tile

Dream home office

Many of us have resolved to create our dream home office in the New Year. Forget working remotely from the kitchen island or slouched on the sofa. Create your dream home office like Bre Bertolini, the designer behind Brepurposed, did by adding a skylight for plenty of natural light that brings out the best in vertical shiplap painted black, and, of course, houseplants.

After skylight with blinds Resized

Turn dreams into reality

What are you dreaming of renovating in your home this year? Whether it’s a big kitchen transformation or a smaller hallway or laundry room makeover, make sure to include natural light from skylights. Get advice on skylight placement from our daylight designers by scheduling your virtual consultation today!

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