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There are reasons why inviting natural light into a space is a good idea.

For one, it’s healthy. Natural light is good for the skin and bones (get that vitamin D in there!), and it has positive psychological benefits too. There’s a reason why we associate a sunny day with being “gorgeous”; because we need that natural light. But despite that, in Western culture, we spend a lot of time indoors. How do we then get more natural light into our lives?

One strategy is installing skylights, letting the daylight shine in with all of the health benefits it carries. But, there are other benefits to be had when it comes to skylights. What are they?

Well, take a look at this infographic to explore even more possibilities.

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So; energy efficiency and aesthetic value can also be added to the list of natural light benefits. And I think too that the 21st century value of blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors play into the reasons why one would install a skylight. We’re reminded how much we value the sun, and the unique effects it can bring when we invite sunlight into our interiors.

Your thoughts on skylights

Do you have a skylight in your property? What practical and aesthetic value does it provide?

When you think of a skylight, what is the style you imagine? Did you consider any of the above styles depicted in the graphic?

What benefits of natural light in our interiors should be considered that haven’t been mentioned here?

Tell me all about it in the comments section of this post.

Cheers,

Rob.

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Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.