Looking to bring in more natural light to your kitchen space? A skylight extension can do wonders to brighten up your kitchen and create a more open and airy feel. But with so many different types and styles available, how do you choose the right one for your home? In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of kitchen skylight extensions and their benefits.
Fixed skylights are a popular option for kitchen extensions. They don’t open, but they allow natural light to flood into the space, making it feel brighter and more inviting. Fixed skylights come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose the one that fits your kitchen’s design and style.
Image by @thesimplesemi has a beautifully fitted kitchen skylight in the center of the room to give the space more natural daylight, which opens up the space to feel much bigger. Furthermore, the bifold doors and small interior window adds to the room’s airy feel to bring the outdoors inside.
Image by @simbakatehome has a statement skylight alongside the kitchen wall. Explaining her decision for the skylight, Kate says:
“The key aspect of our project was light and the skylight in the kitchen was a dealbreaker for me. This part of the house gets so much sunlight and before we extended we received none of it. Now with our picture windows, bifold, and skylight we get natural light all year round – not to mention the beautiful view of the stars at night. If you can go big on the skylight/roof light I highly recommend it, it’s a game-changer!”
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Having a skylight above the dining area can bring in natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for meals and gatherings. Additionally, it can offer an unobstructed view of the sky, providing a unique and calming dining experience.
Double fixed skylights
Double skylights in a kitchen and dining room can be an excellent way to create a bright and airy atmosphere, with natural light filling the space throughout the day. This can help to reduce the need for artificial lighting and create a more eco-friendly home. Additionally, the double skylights can provide an elegant and modern look that can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home, making it a more enjoyable place to live and entertain guests.
Image by @houseonthecorner_16 uses double fixed skylights in the kitchen and dining area to bring the room to life with more natural light. We love how the skylights define each part of the room, with the first skylight over the main kitchen area and the second over the island that serves as a dining spot, where direct light hits the beautiful white countertop to brighten u the space more.
Ventilating skylights are another popular option for kitchen extensions. They can be opened, allowing fresh air to circulate through the space. Ventilating skylights are great for kitchens that get hot and stuffy, as they can help to regulate the temperature and improve airflow.
Image by @thecharterleahome uses a side skylight that can be opened to allow lots of natural light into a large kitchen. Katharine from The Chartered Lea Home explains that having lots of glass in one room can present the problem of the space getting too hot, which is something to consider when planning your next renovation.
Flat Roof Skylights
Flat roof skylights are a great option if you are looking to bring more natural light into your kitchen. They offer a sleek and modern look that can enhance the design of the room, while also increasing energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.
Image by @sass_spice_andallthingsnice has transformed the kitchen with expansive skylights on the flat roof of the kitchen. With nothing but the bright blue sky above, the look really pays off as the kitchen gets plenty of natural light and instantly feels big and more spacious than if it were a covered ceiling.
Pyramid skylights are a stylish option for kitchen extensions. They have a unique shape that can add a modern touch to your kitchen design. Pyramid skylights are available in a range of sizes and can be customized to fit your kitchen’s specific needs.
Image by @theirishcountryhome uses a pyramid skylight in the kitchen that provides natural light that evenly spreads across the entire room. It also opens up the kitchen space to make it feel much bigger.
Skylights for slanted ceilings
Kitchen skylights for slanted ceilings can bring in natural light and create an open and spacious feeling to the space. They are a great way to enhance the design and functionality of your kitchen, especially if it is located in a room with limited windows.
Image by @twentyfourcentral uses a fixed skylight on the slanted ceiling in the kitchen to brighten up the space. Having a skylight on a slanted wall makes the space feel brighter and will illuminate the space that would otherwise be darkened.
Image by @thehomedoover uses skylights on a slanted ceiling which brings to life the shapes of the kitchen in a simplistic and beautiful way. We love this all-white kitchen design that uses plenty of natural light through both windows, which bounces off the glossy surfaces to make the space fill with light.
Skylight on a slanted roof to brighten up a dull corner of the kitchen
Image by @ourlondonterrace allows light to flood into the kitchen from the skylight to the side of the room which allows the natural light to come in through the slanted windows. The positioning of the skylight allows the kitchen to have separate areas which have their own mood lighting.
By considering the different types of kitchen skylight extensions available, you can choose the one that best fits your kitchen’s design and style while also providing the benefits of natural light and improved airflow. Don’t forget to work with a professional to ensure that your skylight installation is done safely and correctly.