There’s a very special light you get from windows in the ceiling, you can’t replicate it any other way, and I wish we had the opportunity to use it in our house. A light that automatically seems to lift you spirits and make you smile!
We stayed in a holiday house in Norfolk which had windows in the kitchen ceiling and it felt like you were cooking outside – one of favourite things to do in good weather! Even on grey and overcast days the room seemed cheerful and welcoming.
I love the idea of lying in bed in the morning and watching the sun and the clouds pass overhead. Warm and cosy on the inside. Or maybe a bathroom under the stars, so I can relax in a hot bath and see the moon! I sound like an old romantic don’t I? I guess I am really, and one that hates being in doors! Sadly with our climate inside is the only option for a large proportion of the year and a glass ceiling seems to be the best way to keep that outside feel and there are of course a huge range of blinds available if you want to darken the room or keep out the bugs on a warm summer night! If you want to know more about roof blinds, click here
I always imagine that sleeping under such light must be very restful. No horizon to limit your view, or buildings to crowd your sight, just a huge expanse of blue – well maybe grey and wet but you get my drift!
Sadly the roof we have at the moment doesn’t lend it’s self to a loft extension, so we’d have to look at something on to the back of the house, so like we had in Norfolk, we could have a window above the cooker or the dining table and eat, cook and live everyday under the sky.
With a south facing roof there would be little need for electric light and we would hopefully only need minimal heating in the worst of the winter, so money saved and the environment less polluted!
So which room would you put a roof light in if you could?
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