This post is part of a sponsored project for the BritMums #VELUXdaylight Project, sponsored by VELUX. Learn more about how VELUX can improve light and mood in your home on www.velux.co.uk
We are longing to extend our kitchen and it’s a project I have been exploring for quite some time. A kitchen extension would be the perfect space for cooking with my children, spending time together as a family and entertaining- after all, it’s where everyone ends up at a party, right? We also like the idea of getting a whole lot more daylight and fresh air into the kitchen when we expand. I’m a big believer that simple things have the power to create a stylish and beautiful home space and VELUX roof windows would enable us to bring more daylight to our kitchen in a really beautiful way. They would lighten not only the room but also our moods.
Daylight has such special power to do that, doesn’t it? I find this is always the case, but most especially in winter when the lack of daylight can make me feel a little blue. I definitely notice a slump in my kids’ energies and moods too, especially in the mornings.
A daylight-filled breakfast time would certainly add zing to us all. There are huge therapeutic benefits to daylight and having the natural light stream into the kitchen.
Do research before making the big decisions
Because a kitchen extension is a big decision, I’ve been doing a lot of research and looking for inspiration. Naturally it’s fun to see how spaces can be transformed by roof windows – the before-and-after pictures on the VELUX site help me think about the number and placement of potential roof windows. Check out this section devoted to extensions.
Of course it’s also important to think about practical issues like budgeting and choosing the right windows for your project. The site’s Roof Window Configurator lets you choose the size of windows you want and tallies up the costs so you get a sense of your budget. You can also look over the full product range to decide whether you opt for centre-pivot, top-hung, or even electric and solar-powered! The VELUX INTEGRA® electric and solar-powered roof windows would be great for a kitchen as they are controlled from a wall switch so are great for out-of-reach places. They even have a built-in sensor to automatically close roof windows when it rains – something that will certainly come in handy in our British weather! Hung high in the kitchen, they’d do a great job helping to eliminate cooking smells while keeping the air quality fresh for your family.
Plus there are some really cool tools to play with on the VELUX site, like this tool that lets you compare how daylight affects the room in a 360-degree way, a dawn-to-dusk tool to check out how light changes in a room throughout the day and a number of windows tool that allows you to see how adding different numbers of windows impacts daylight in the space.
Get inspiration for your single-storey extension
I have also been greedily absorbing ideas from other people’s kitchen renovation projects for inspiration and I am so excited to show you some of these! (Let’s face it – one of the best ways to get excited about VELUX roof windows is to see them in place!)
I’ve made a Pinterest board out of some of my favourite kitchen extension ideas and my plans are definitely beginning to take shape. Here are some great ways to incorporate roof windows to really bring that fresh- daylight filled vibe to your home.
This kitchen extension doesn’t look enormous but oh, just look how the daylight floods in. The angled VELUX roof windows let in the most gorgeous streams of natural light. I defy anyone not to sit at that breakfast table and feel happy. The white table adds to the sense of spaciousness and light too. Utterly gorgeous.
I would love to have a beautiful Scandi-style designed kitchen extension in the home and a daylight-filled room with white minimalist furniture. It sings Scandi, doesn’t it?
I am so excited to show you how some other fabulous bloggers transformed their homes with VELUX roof windows.
Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos shows us how to create a light and airy loft bathroom using tiles and mirrors to bounce daylight through a VELUX roof window. The loft room looks so much lighter and brighter as a result and so much more spacious.
Jenni from Chilling with Lucas describes how VELUX roof windows create a bright and comfortable atmosphere in the kitchen and how she loves the increased natural daylight in their single storey bedroom extension.
Emma from Mummy..Mummy..MUM!! has a stunning loft conversion that she uses as a playroom for her family of four. It’s full of natural daylight thanks to the VELUX roof windows and is a gorgeous space for her kids to have fun.
Laura from SideStreetStyle shows us how using a VELUX roof window has transformed her small loft bathroom into a place of calm where she loves to hang out and chill. She loves the natural daylight that helps it feel so much more spacious.
Catherine from Growing Family has used VELUX roof windows in her single-storey kitchen extension. They have helped to create an open plan family room that’s flooded with natural daylight and it’s simply stunning.
From looking at all the lovely single storey extension ideas above, it’s clear that VELUX roof windows create outstanding living environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into a home.
How would you like to use VELUX roof windows in your own home? For us, I think an office perhaps or a playroom with them would be amazing!
You can see a round up of all of the Pinterest boards over at Britmums
WIN with BritMums & VELUX
Now it’s your chance to win with BritMums and VELUX roof windows. All you need to do is create your own Pinterest mood board showing how VELUX roof windows bring daylight and fresh air into homes. This could include pictures of your own home, ideas for a renovation project you are planning or inspiration from elsewhere.
This post is part of a sponsored project for the BritMums #VELUXdaylight Project, sponsored by VELUX. Learn more about how VELUX can improve daylight and mood in your home on www.velux.co.uk/extensions and www.velux.co.uk/lofts.