When I converted the loft space in our home it seemed like the obvious choice to install roof windows, mainly because I assumed that’s what you have to do in order to maximise the light in the room, but not everyone thinks like this. It’s not always the most obvious of choices, so I thought I’d put together some of my reasoning, and some of the most common ideas for installing roof windows into an attic. If you’re thinking of converting your attic space, read on.
5 Reasons to Install Attic Roof Windows
Attics are notorious for their sloping ceilings and lack of natural light, so it’s only right to install one or several roof windows in the eaves. Be careful on the positioning though. Think about how you’re going to use the room, planning this out in advance, so you know where you can place furniture, light fittings and other fixtures. We very nearly clashed out built in wardrobes with the roof window, particularly as the builder was keen to get it installed and needed very quick decisions from us on the position. Take your time and think it through; it’s not something you can change easily if you get it wrong.
Giving the position of your roof windows consideration can allow you to balance the room in terms of design. Whilst a roof window is functional and practical, it can also become part of the overall design, helping to give the room a feel or design look. This can sway your decision on style of course, so make sure you’ve designed your room fully before work begins so you can choose the type of roof window that’s right for your build.
#3 Maximising Space
Positioning roof windows in certain spots, and allowing light to fill a corner of a previously unused corner allows you to utilise a room in so many different ways, often ways you hadn’t even considered were possible. Never underestimate the brilliance of light in giving you and your attic much more versatility than you first considered.
#4 Health & Wellbeing
Letting in the maximum amount of light possible into any space, not just your converted attic, improves your health and wellbeing no end. Natural light helps alleviate symptoms of SAD, and even if you’re not a sufferer, creating a light filled attic space will help lift your mood, brighten your day, and give you a bounce in your step you were missing. Honestly, a light filled room is one of the best things you can give yourself.
#5 Design Features
The final reason I’m trying to convince you to install roof windows into your attic conversion is for the wow factor effect. You might not think that a window could give you a focal point, or a design feature, but if you choose the right one, it so can. Hunt around for the perfect window for your space, and maybe try out companies like Solstro Roof Windows to help you.
Have I convinced you install roof windows into your attic conversion?
I do hope so, I can’t tell you how pleased I am with my own conversion. Good luck, and let me know how you get on.