This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights. All opinions are 100% mine.
We are in awe of the difference the VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights have made in our Man Cave. We knew more lighting would be great for the space, but we had no idea how great of an impact natural light would make in the room.
Here is the before:
The room was dark and always felt very closed in with the low slanted ceilings. Our only natural light source was a small window on one end of the long room.
Here is another before photo:
And here is the (amazing) after:
We removed the popcorn ceiling and painted the slanted ceiling the same color as the walls. Once the skylights were added, the slanted ceiling (which once made the room feel closed in) now acts as a fifth wall and open up the room. The room appears to have grown!
For one set of skylights, a built-in bench was added into the wall. We now have a pretty window seat right next to the pool table. It is perfect for taking a break while playing pool or reading a book!
Under the other pair of skylights bookshelves were built. We now have extra storage for books and other miscellaneous items. I also can now have live plants in the room – something that was never possible with the previous low lighting.
Our VELUX skylights are solar powered, which means we can open and shut the windows (and skylight blinds) with just the touch of a button. We use a remote to open them. We have our windows and blinds programed to open and shut together. There is also a timer option which is perfect for skylights in a bedroom. I would love to wake up to the sun as my blinds slowly opened!
There are also rain sensors outside the skylights. We have the peace of mind knowing the skylights will shut if it rains and love VELUX’s No Leak warranty.
We selected dark charcoal black-out blinds which add a fun (and unexpected) pop of color when they are shut. The blinds are perfect for shutting out light when we want to watch TV.
Here is one more look at the room before (notice how that ceiling once closed in the space):
And the after – notice the fifth wall (find more fifth wall inspiration at www.whyskylights.com):
We are completely thrilled with our brighter space and would recommend VELUX skylights to all our friends and family (whyskylights.com)!
I used to shy away from entertaining in the Man Cave since it was dark and not very welcoming. We now are excited to share our space with guests! My husband’s man cave may actually now become the family room…
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