5 Reasons to Install Attic Roof Windows

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

#1 Light

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.

#2 Aesthetics

#ProjectAtticGiving 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.

Jen x

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6 Comments

  1. April 18, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Wonderful, Simply splendid.

    One more small detail i would like to add is that it can also be used as Fire escape.
    However extra light and Health is 2 things that i really need more and more.
    Great article Jen, I hope i start to work on Attic roof 😉

    • April 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

      That’s a really good point, thanks.

  2. April 23, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I totally agree, windows are so important. I’m in two minds about our loft conversion, I’m so glad the previous owners did it, but I would have done it very differently. So we’ve painted it for now and will rejig everything a bit and then think about a renovation (and different windows) further down the line X

    • April 26, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Good plan Lins, sometimes you need to live in a space to really understand how it needs to be changed.

  3. May 2, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Our bedroom is in the loft space and I love the amount of light we get from the 3 velux windows. Only problem is getting blinds for them. We have bought a non-branded one and am waiting for it to be fitted before we buy another two.

  4. May 19, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I totally agree with all of the above-mentioned arguments. I too have attic roof windows and truly enjoy it. There’s one big disadvantage though – it cuts off room space. This makes it difficult to choose and also forces you to limit the furniture in such rooms.

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