How to choose the perfect skylight

How to choose the perfect skylight

Renovations do not need to be expensive or difficult, if you plan well and consider the right options.

Skylights are the perfect example of a low-budget, high-impact renovation to a house that will increase its value, look, and feel. Recent renovations on House Rules ‘High Stakes’ have brought to the spotlight the power of natural light, with contestants receiving praise for their inclusion of VELUX skylights.

Are you thinking of adding Skylights to your home? Read on for our top tips on choosing the best VELUX skylight to suit your home’s needs.

Room Size

Renovations do not need to be expensive or difficult, if you plan well and consider the right options.

Skylights are the perfect example of a low-budget, high-impact renovation to a house that will increase its value, look, and feel. Recent renovations on House Rules ‘High Stakes’ have brought to the spotlight the power of natural light, with contestants receiving praise for their inclusion of VELUX skylights.

Are you thinking of adding Skylights to your home? Read on for our top tips on choosing the best VELUX skylight to suit your home’s needs.

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When you install multiples of skylights in a large room, it becomes a feature. Although of course, any skylight will give you the multiple benefits of natural light. 

Room Function

At KWR Roofing, we believe that room functionality also needs to be considered to determine the size and number of skylights you install. Living spaces used every day benefit from extra daylight, whereas other less frequented rooms do not require the same size or number of skylights, as it is unlikely you will be performing light sensitive tasks.

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An entryway is the perfect room for feature skylights as it is a welcoming feature for your guests. 

The function of the room receiving a skylight installation will also play a part in which skylight product is most suitable. For example, a kitchen skylight will need to consider the heat and steam generated from cooking, to avoid condensation build-up. Openable skylights and roof windows act as natural extractors of hot air and are therefore perfect for kitchens. Similarly, blinds can be used to achieve a black-out effect in bedrooms – giving you the best of both worlds.

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Consider room functionality to determine your skylight purchase. 

Openable Skylights

If you choose a skylight that is openable, KWR Roofing recommend you consider whether you will open it manually or electronically. Manual operated skylights require the use of additional rod controls for operation, so consider if this will affect the aesthetic of your home.

Solar Skylights

Solar skylights are a version of an electronically operated skylight. The solar powered skylight has controllable ventilation, and is fitted with an automatic rain sensor to allow it to close using solar power when it begins to rain. Perfect for the unpredictable Queensland weather!

Skylight Direction

Western facing skylights will get strong afternoon sun, while eastern facing skylights will receive more in the morning. It is important to consider the direction your skylight will face in relation to the room’s function it will serve, to allow you to determine what light pattern is best. Depending on the position, VELUX skylight blinds may help to control the level of light and heat in your home.

Perfectly positioned above a living area, bathroom or kitchen, skylights become a gorgeous feature, making a small room feel larger and more spacious.

At KWR Roofing, we specialise in the supply and installation of VELUX Skylights, the skylights seen on this years series of House Rules. If you live in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast regions, we are happy to help – contact us today to find out how we can help add value to your home with a VELUX skylight.


We service across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Contact us on 07 3847 1031 or at info@kwrroofing.com.au to find out more.

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