How to use Rooflights to breathe new life into older residential properties

There’s no doubt that older Victorian and Edwardian homes have a lot more personality than newer buildings. They are normally solid constructions that have stood the test of time, even if they do require a little more maintenance than new build properties.

Victorian homes did not particularly consider natural light when they were built and as these properties are being developed into modern family homes or split into flats rooflights are becoming an expected part of making the extension bring in the light the rest of the home can lack. In barn conversions, which were built with very few or often no windows, rooflights can be the answer to flooding these large dark areas full of daylight in a modern and beautiful way.

If you’re searching for a way to add more light to your property, the good news is that the solid brick construction of older homes means you won’t have too many issues whatever you choose to do. For those who want to open things out a little, opting for stunning rooflights as well as installations such as panoramic bi-fold doors can transform a dull dark space into something bright and spectacular.

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A Skylight can transform your property

There are several renovations you can undertake with an older property such as building an extension or converting areas like the basement or loft. With these, of course, light can be an issue which is why adding something like a rooflight can make such a big difference.

One part of the house that generally needs more light is the kitchen. Making space for a family kitchen is one of the main reasons for residential extensions. It is a great way to convert a smaller space and get that fantastic kitchen you’ve always wanted. Adding in a rooflight will provide much more natural illumination from above and make it easier to work and cook. It also looks very stylish.

Making a feature using rooflights

If you want to make a feature of your bathroom, introducing a rooflight might seem extravagant and a little daring but imagine sitting down for a nice soak and starting up at the starlit sky.

Many older homes have basement areas and making the most of these is one of the first things we consider when renovating. That space can be made into an extra bedroom or office environment and it’s relatively easy to add a rooflight to increase natural light and make it more habitable.

Finally, there’s the traditional loft conversion. This is another area where renovation can improve your living space, but you also probably need to add external light. There are a variety of options you can choose when installing rooflights that will transform your loft into something stunning.


Should I install a rooflight?

If you are searching for ways to modernise your home, whether it’s a Victorian or Edwardian design or even a barn conversion, one of the simplest and easiest ways is to introduce a structure like a rooflight. You will immediately find that your space seems a little bigger and the addition of natural light is certainly good for your health and well-being.

Contact us today if you want to discover how a rooflight can help transform your property.