It’s a well-known fact that daylight boosts our mood. When we have bright sunny days, everyone tends to feel better, be more upbeat and feel healthier within themselves. We all know that when we are exposed to daylight, we are getting a boost of vitamin D, whether we are inside or outside, this is still the same. Here in the UK, we aren’t blessed with all year sunshine, so when we do have naturally light days, we need to make the most of this. A very simple way to achieve this, is by having roof windows throughout your home. VELUX create better living environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into people’s homes through their range of roof windows and skylights.

 

Brightening your home with VELUX roof windows. A single storey extension dressing room with a velux roof window. You can see wooden fitted wardrobes to the right and in front of you is a set of drawers with photos, jewellery box and accessories on

 

VELUX roof windows are something my parents purchased in our childhood home, and where they still live now. My Mum says it is still the best decision they made when it came to their kitchen design. My parents love them so much that they also have a VELUX roof window in their single-storey bedroom extension. They extended from their bedroom to make a dressing room and then onto a bathroom. The roof window provides the perfect light for getting dressed and doing makeup using daylight, rather than artificial lights. In the main family shower room, they also have a VELUX roof window which is great for letting the fresh air in and the steam from the shower out.

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether we are cooking or just having a catch up and the light certainly helps this by creating a bright and comfortable atmosphere for us. As we have remote controls for the roof windows, we also don’t need to struggle to open or close them as a click of a button opens them. They also close automatically if it starts to rain which is absolute genius! We can leave them open, allowing the fresh air to circulate without having to worry about the British weather.

Catherine from Growing Family has used VELUX roof windows in her single-storey kitchen extension to create an open plan family room that’s flooded with natural daylight too. Chrissy from Organise My House also shows how VELUX roof windows have transformed her kitchen. Becky from A Beautiful Space writes about the power of VELUX roof windows to add a lighter and brighter vibe to a kitchen and change the whole mood of a home.

 

Brightening your home with VELUX roof windows. my kitchen with two velux roof windows, in front of you is a range cooker with tiles wall and at either side is wooden cupboards with granite worktop

 

Have you thought about having roof windows in your home? Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos, creates a light and airy loft bathroom using tiles and a cleverly placed mirror to bounce light coming through a VELUX roof window. Pop over to Gill from A Baby on Board for tips on how to plan your own loft conversion. Laura from SideStreetStyle has lots of tips on how to style a small loft bathroom for maximum potential.

Emma from Mummy Mummy Mum! has a lovely loft conversion that she uses as a playroom. It’s full of natural daylight thanks to the VELUX roof windows and gives her kids plenty of space to play and chill out with their friends.

Clare from Maybush Studio shares the beginning of her project journey to brighten her daughter’s bedroom by adding two VELUX roof windows. She has taken inspiration from her parents who have just added them to a loft conversion in their home.

 

Brightening your home with VELUX roof windows. a collage of play rooms, roof extensuions and kitchens with velux roof windows

 

WIN with Britmums & VELUX

Now it’s your chance to win with Britmums and VELUX roof windows. All you need to do is create your own Pinterest mood board showing how VELUX roof windows bring daylight and fresh air into homes. This could include pictures of your own home, ideas for a renovation project you are planning or inspiration from elsewhere.

There are £800 worth or prizes available (1 * £200 John Lewis Voucher and 8 * £75 John Lewis Voucher). The competition will launch on 23rd April on BritMums website and Pinterest.

Have a nosy at my Pinterest board too for some inspiration.

 

Bringing in daylight and brightening your home using roof windows

 

This post is part of a sponsored project for the BritMums #VELUXdaylight project, sponsored by VELUX. Learn more about how VELUX can improve daylight and mood in your home on http://www.velux.co.uk/extensions and http://www.velux.co.uk/lofts.

20 Comments

20 Comments on Brightening your home with VELUX roof windows

  1. I suspect we will be planning a single storey extension in the next 12 months, and seeing the impact VELUX roof windows have had on these homes has convinced me they need to be a part of our plan

  2. Roof windows can make such a difference especially when you have quite small spaces. If we had an extension/ conversion etc it’s definitely something we’d do x

  3. I would LOVE a sky window in our kitchen or dining area, but it’s something I will have to consider for our next house!

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