Roof Lanterns For Flat Roof Extensions

23rd January 2020

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Roof Lanterns For Flat Roof Extensions

If you have a flat roof extension that is a somewhat dark and gloomy space, then adding roof lanterns may be the perfect solution. A room that is flooded with lots of natural light is always a pleasant space to spend time in as natural light makes us feel good for many reasons. Not only this, but a room that has lots of natural light will feel bigger and more airy.

lanterns for flat roofs

Any adjoining rooms will also benefit from extra natural light if you add roof lanterns into your flat roof extension and so the addition of roof lanterns to your extension will have a really positive effect on the downstairs of your home. It will be lighter, feel larger, less gloomy and generally more enjoyable to spend time in.

With so many benefits for your extension or home, roof lanterns are a great way of improving your home. Roof lanterns come at a relatively modest cost when compared to the huge benefits they bring, and so roof lanterns are also a good choice if you are looking for a cost effective way to add value to your home and make it more appealing, should you decide to put it on the market.

Let’s look at the ways that you can use roof lanterns to improve your home and what the options are for roof lanterns.

Using roof lanterns for your home or extension or orangery

There are quite a few situations in which roof lanterns can be used to brighten up your home and add a real style statement at the same time.

Here are the top 5 ways that you can use roof lanterns for your home or extension:

  1.  Add roof lanterns to your existing flat roof extension. If you have an existing flat roof extension that doesn’t have any glazing in the roof, adding roof lanterns is a fast, simple and cost effective way to update your extension. The addition of roof lanterns will make the room - and adjoining rooms – below much lighter, brighter and more enjoyable to spend time in. This simple home improvement will certainly add value to your home too.
  2. Include roof lanterns in the design of your new extension. Many homeowners are still choosing to improve their homes rather than move when they need extra space, and flat roof extensions are becoming very popular. Often, these extensions are open plan spaces on the back of a home that typically house a kitchen/living/dining area. Once people have completed extensions such as this, the room becomes the hub of the home and so natural light is an important factor to consider when planning the extension. Depending on the size and shape of the extension, consider adding several roof lanterns where you need them most. Think carefully about where to position the roof lanterns in terms of where you do and don’t want direct natural light in the room below. For example, you might want to install roof lanterns near to the cooking area of your kitchen to make sure you have plenty of light when preparing and cooking food. If an area to curl up and read books is a key part of your extension design, then you might want to make sure that you have positioned one or more roof lanterns in this area to provide plentiful light for reading.
  3. Add roof lanterns to your orangery. Orangeries are another very popular way of adding additional living space to a home and roof lanterns are the glazing of choice for bringing light into an orangery. As with an extension, think carefully about where you want to direct the natural light in the room below and consider what size and shape of roof lantern will work best for your orangery project. You may choose to include one large roof lantern or several smaller roof lanterns – the choice is yours!
  4. Add roof lanterns to a hallway. Another way that you can use roof lanterns for your home is to add them to any other area of your home with a flat roof. This might typically be an upstairs landing and again, roof lanterns can be used in areas such as this to fantastic effect – bringing huge amounts of natural light into a previously dark and gloomy space to give it a new lease of life.
  5. Add roof lanterns to a bedroom. You may be lucky enough to have built a two-storey extension that incorporates a bedroom – or your bedroom may just happen to have a flat roof. Either way, adding roof lanterns is a beautiful way to add a new dimension to your bedroom.

These are the top 5 ways that you can use roof lanterns to enhance your home. Whichever setting you use roof lanterns in – be it a hallway, an open plan kitchen and living area or a bedroom – they will hugely improve the look and feel of the space. Bringing heaps of natural light, roof lanterns make any room feel lighter, brighter, larger and more enjoyable to spend time in.

flat roof extension with lanterns

Ultraframe offers roof lanterns in the Ultrasky range. The Ultrasky Lantern is the strongest, lightest and most minimalist roof lantern on the market. Ultrasky roof lanterns are available in a choice of PVC or aluminium and in a range of colours, including ever-popular grey, white and black. Bring light into your home and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with Ultrasky roof lanterns.

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