As the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder, many of us find ourselves spending more time indoors. One way to counteract the gloominess of winter is to increase the amount of light in our homes. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but one of the most effective is to install a roof lantern. Roof lanterns are installed in the ceiling, allowing natural light to flood into the room below. In addition to brightening up a space, they can also help to create a feeling of openness and airiness. If you’re looking for a way to chase away the winter blues, consider adding a roof lantern to your home.

Where should the roof lantern be installed?

  • Kitchens

Lantern roofs are a beautiful addition to any kitchen, providing an abundance of natural light and a feeling of space. In addition to being stylish and functional, lantern roofs are also extremely versatile, suiting both traditional and contemporary kitchens. Whether you are planning a complete renovation or simply want to add a touch of luxury to your cooking space, a lantern roof is the perfect solution.

  • Dining rooms

Lantern roofs are perfect for dining rooms because they create a bright and airy space that is perfect for entertaining. The natural light that comes through a lantern roof also makes the space feel more open and welcoming. In addition, lantern roofs can help to reduce energy costs by allowing daylight to enter the room and reducing the need for artificial lighting.

  • Living rooms

Lantern roofs are often used in living rooms and other reception areas because they create an open, airy feel. Furthermore, lantern roofs can be customised to match the style of any home. Whether you want a modern look or a more traditional aesthetic, a lantern roof can help you achieve your desired effect. If you’re looking for a way to brighten up your living space, a lantern roof may be the perfect solution.

Which way should it face?

Regardless of where you decide to install your roof lantern, you must talk with your architectural designer about the proper orientation. It will be important to consider the room’s orientation depending on the aspect it has or whether it faces north or south. 

For instance, the roof lantern should be placed strategically so that it avoids creating too much sun exposure in your home.

Bear in mind that:

  • A north-facing roof lantern will give you constant but cool light.
  • A south-facing one will probably be too warm in the summer but it will help warm your room during the winter.
  • A west-facing roof lantern will reap the benefits in the afternoon while an east-facing one will get the morning sun.

If you’re interested in installing a roof lantern or just want to find out more get in touch with our team of specialists at Andover Glassworks today!