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Skylights let you experience the great indoors in the HGTV® Smart Home 2022

Diffused light, fresh air and colors inspired by the outdoors make this contemporary coastal cottage the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature.

Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights

Wilmington, North Carolina, has it all — beach views, wooded retreats, sophisticated shopping and historic charm. It also boasts the HGTV Smart Home 2022, designed to reflect the blend of outdoor beauty and modern ease found on Wilmington’s charming streets. With three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a dozen skylights, this vibrant coastal cottage brings the great outdoors inside.

Skylights living room modular seating green

Nature inside when you want it; VELUX® App Control System when you need it.

When designer Tiffany Brooks sought inspiration for this calming kitchen, she didn’t have to look farther than the view outside. Bringing in deep sage greens, warm chestnut hues and deep chocolate tones, she evoked a continuation of the peaceful wooded area around the home. The bright, modern kitchen features a VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight with white, light-filtering shades. Skylights not only bring pleasant breezes to your home but also help bring in fresh, outdoor air and reduce indoor pollution — from cleaning products, central heating and cooling, and even your favorite scented candle — leading to improved wellness.

The skylight has an integrated rain sensor, which means that the only things coming through are diffused light and soft breezes. As soon as it registers the first drops of rain, the rain sensor triggers the skylights to close automatically, ensuring that the home remains peaceful and dry.

Plus, these skylights can be automated with VELUX App Control System that connects to an online weather station and monitors indoor temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. The system compares indoor and outdoor conditions and automatically opens the skylights for fresh air to keep the interior at preset temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. It also automatically lowers the shades if the weather is forecast to be hot.

Kitchen skylight open white green brass

Natural light means better sleep.

No luxurious waterside retreat is complete without a spa-like refuge. This bedroom uses soft neutrals contrasted with creamy whites and accents of dusty blue to create a fresh, relaxed space. Numerous research studies show that exposure to natural light throughout the day leads to health benefits, from improved sleep to lower rates of depression.

The room features two VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights directly over the spacious bed. The skylights are fitted with room-darkening shades, meaning you can keep them open during the day to regulate your circadian clock and close them at night to get optimal rest. And with VELUX ACTIVE, you can control the windows and shades from your smartphone — no need to get out of bed.

Bedroom white blue skylights

See color as nature intended.

Light can change the look and feel of a room. Depending on which direction a room faces, natural light can affect the appearance of colors. Light from above is more balanced, helping colors appear as they are meant to be seen. In this year’s HGTV Smart Home, the gentle green imagination lounge utilizes four VELUX Fresh Air Skylights, providing natural, calming light that reveals the true depth and hue of the wall and ceiling color.

Additionally, highlighting the green walls and ceiling with sunlight evokes the tree canopy outside and creates a playful treehouse vibe.

Living room skylights arched doorway

Open air, open sky on the porch.

The screened-in porch is the perfect way to get outside without leaving the house. With eight VELUX Fixed Skylights with shades, it feels more open than a traditional porch, meaning you can lounge in the sun during the day and cuddle up with a blanket to stargaze on clear nights.

Porch skylights black ceiling shades

If you’re ready to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home, schedule a virtual consultation with one of our VELUX daylight designers. Enter for a chance to win the HGTV Smart Home 2022.

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