Open a Cramped, Windowless Bathroom with Skylights and Solar Tubes

Solar tubes, Glass, and Mirrors Brighten Small Dark Bathrooms

Windowless bathrooms feel cramped, isolated, and can easily become dingy and moldy without proper ventilation. Even if you rarely use a particular bathroom (and save it for guest use), you’d ideally like the rooms in your home to feel comfortable and express a certain aesthetic. Skylight installations can add light and ventilation to windowless bathrooms, but adding a skylight isn’t your only solution. Read on for other tips to your cramped spaces feel more open with skylights or solar tubes.

Decorating Tips

In addition to investing in a skylight installation, consider these other decorating tips to make the room look and feel open and inviting.

  • Embrace a white color scheme, and use bold colors for accents.
  • Use one or more mirrors mirror to give the illusion of a bigger room.
  • Ditch the opaque shower curtain, and install glass doors.
  • Install a vanity with legs and open shelves.

Lighting and Daylighting Tips

Layered lighting is the key for artificial light. Vary the height of your lights so that they are not all shining down from the ceiling. Lights installed into or near the ceiling make a space feel smaller and cast unflattering shadows on the people using the room.

Skylights are the best way to bring natural light into a windowless bathroom. They bring the outdoors inside, making the room feel larger and more open. Solar tube lighting can be a cost effective, environmentally friendly solution for bathrooms without direct roof access. This system gathers light from your roof and channels it through tubes to any location in your home. Solar tube installations tend to be fast and simple, and you can make this modification rather easily to both residential and commercial roofing.

[Related: Do Solar Tubes Beat Traditional Skylights for Low-Cost Daylighting]

Ben’s Roofing Installs a Wide Variety of VELUX® Skylights and SOLATUBE® Products

The Ben’s Roofing team is standing by to assist with skylight installation for your residential or commercial roofing. Let the sun shine into every corner of your home with solar tube lighting, or explore other ways to modify or improve your bathroom (or other rooms) to add value to the space. Ready to get started? Give us a call at (510) 690-8570 to speak with a representative about your options or get a quote, you can also send us a message online.