Add Function & Style with a Skylight

March 15, 2011

Have you ever considered installing a skylight in your home? This can be a useful addition to a room that provides function in addition to a sophisticated architectural element to a room. The skylight installed at one of our projects below, for example, features recessed rope lighting for ambiance.
Dining room with skylight

There are a wide variety of benefits to skylights, including:

  • Significantly reduced energy costs.
  • A sophisticated architectural element to a room.
  • Maximized natural, better quality light inside your home.
  • A tax credit through 2016.
  • Visibility of the night sky without venturing outside.
  • Additional ventilation.


Skylight designs can also include a streamlined exterior like the one above.

When adding a skylight for a client, we always use Velux, a green friendly vendor with a wide variety of options to choose from. Velux also offers the Sun Tunnel Skylight – a new design that delivers brighter natural light in rooms less common for the traditional variety.

Contemporary kitchen with solar tube skylight
Contemporary kitchen design by san francisco general contractor Harrell Remodeling

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