Rooflights can make the perfect addition to a kitchen, especially if it has been extended and would benefit from more natural light.
Installing a rooflight can completely change the aesthetic and help you to make the most of the space you have in your home.
What are the main considerations when buying a rooflight for a kitchen?
These are the main things to think about before deciding on the perfect rooflight for your kitchen:
• Ventilation. Kitchens can get very warm, and can fill up with smoke and steam from cooking – often an extractor fan isn’t enough. A hinged rooflight can offer additional ventilation to make your kitchen more comfortable and reduce the chances of damp and mould forming.
• The type of roof. This will dictate the type of rooflight you are able to have installed. A flat roof will give you the most options, as most types of rooflight, skylight and roof lantern can easily be fitted into them. There are options to suit roofs with a gradient as well, and suntubes could be a good option for smaller spaces.
• The size of the kitchen. The bigger the space, the bigger the rooflight should be. Get the biggest rooflight possible to maximise the amount of natural light in your kitchen and brighten up all those dark corners. It will make it easier to cook when there’s plenty of light too.
• Aesthetics. The kitchen is the heart of the home and a rooflight will help enhance its appearance. It’s important you choose the right rooflight depending on the look and feel you want to achieve in your kitchen.
• Energy efficiency. Rooflights are very well insulated, and if you have an older rooflight in your kitchen already, it will be much more energy efficient for you to replace it. A rooflight in your kitchen can also help you save electricity, as you will need to use your lights less.
What kinds of rooflight are most suitable for a kitchen?
These are the types of rooflight you might want to consider for your kitchen:
Hinged rooflights. Available with manual or electric hinged mechanisms, you will have complete control over ventilation in the kitchen.
Flat glass rooflights. Modern, aesthetically pleasing that look stunning inside and out. Flat glass domes let the maximum amount of light into kitchens.
Roof lanterns and pyramids. If you have an extension with a flat roof, a lantern provides a stunning architectural feature.
Polycarbonate domes. These cost-effective roofl ights are durable and long lasting, perfect for adding natural light without high costs.
Bespoke. If you need a rooflight of a particular size or with a bespoke design, this is the option for you.
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