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Natural light is one of the key elements of any design, but when it comes to your bathroom, this is especially important.
Enter the skylight!
We’ve got some great inspiration to get you thinking about the natural light in your bathroom.
And if you are considering updating or renovating your bathroom soon, we’ve got some important things to think about if you are including a skylight.
Slither of Light
Sounds kind of weird, but one of the first things you need to decide, is how much light do you want the skylight to allow in to the space.
Natural light is a serious design element.
It can be uses to create a feature to highlight something, or use it to flood the whole space with warm sunlight.
But choose wisely, this is a major decision in your design…
If you choose to flood the space with natural light, there are just a few things you may want to consider.
One of the benefits of a skylight is that it can provide natural heating and cooling. Either allowing warm sunlight into the space or allowing ventilation when it’s open.
However it can also raise the temperature significantly in summer. So try to think about the size of your skylight and energy useage.
The skylight itself can also become a design feature in your bathroom. Draw the eye up toward the sky by installing beautifully designed products and show them off.
This can also highlight the stunning pitch of your ceiling or a certain element within the space, such as your bathroom vanity or a stunning tapware arrangement.
Like a stage show, lighting is a key element, so use it to your advantage.
I Can See Your Halo
I guess we usually tend to think about skylights being a traditional square or rectangular shape like a window.
But there are a few innovative ways that you can take your sklyight to the next level. Try installing it into a circular cavity in the ceiling.
This can literally put a spotlight on a particular feature of your bathroom, like the shower, bathtub or vanity. The impact will be huge!
The restrained use of natural light can also have a massive impact on your bathroom space.
By limiting the element, it gives an architectural shape of light and almost creates another shape within your bathroom. This can be used to soften or to reinforce the linear feeling that a bathroom normally has.
So instead of trying to change the shapes, you simply echo the existing lines and connect the eye with those details.
Light at The End of The Tunnel
The careful placement of a skylight on the end wall of a bathroom will immediately draw you into the space.
This is not only a visual perception, it’s also an emotional connection to the space. It pulls you in, making you feel like you need to be in the sunlight.
And the placement of a freestanding bathtub or double shower cubicle is perfect. The skylight invites you to spend time in the space, as it gives you an important connection to the outside world. Enjoy!!