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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

Why Should You Consider Fixed Skylights For Your Home?

If you are looking for some ways to add value and dimension to your home, you may want to think about installing fixed skylights. Skylights can transform your space and brighten up a room while also adding some charm. There are several things skylights can do for your home that not only enhances a room but also has some practical uses. Here are some ways skylights can add to your home:

Increase Natural Light

If you have a room in your home that is dark with small windows or no windows at all, you should consider skylights. Skylights allow a wealth of natural light into a room. Natural light can have wonderful impacts on a person's mood, and happiness, and even can increase productivity. The sunlight boost can help bring life into a room and even accentuate the accents currently in the room.

Skylights Are More Private

Windows are wonderful and beautiful, but they must have window treatments on them to help protect your privacy. If not, people outside your home can see inside. If you want more natural light but more windows are not an option, a skylight may be your answer. You can place skylights into the more private areas of your home to boost natural light, such as a bedroom or bathroom. You can even place sheer shades over the skylights if you want to draw them for even more privacy without sacrificing natural light.

You Will Save on Your Energy Expenses

You may assume that your energy expense will increase when you install skylights. The common misconception is that installing skylights will make your home warmer with the influx of sunlight into your home. However, modern skylights are designed to help save on your energy expenses. They have a film on the glass to help move the heat out of your home and outside while still letting the light shine in during the warmer months. You may actually even find that you save some money each month.

Skylights can also help improve your home's ventilation. There are variations of skylights that can open like you would open a window. This allows natural air to get into the home, helps cool it off more, and improves your overall air quality.

If you are thinking about getting skylights for your home, be sure to seek out a qualified contractor to do the job. Skylights need proper installation to ensure they are installed correctly and do not leak. 

For more information about fixed skylights, contact a local company.