Want to open up a dark interior kitchen or bath? Want to make the beauty of the open sky part of your design plans? Consider installing a skylight, suggests Shannon Weigand, a certified master designer with Ellis Kitchen and Bath Studio in Columbus, Ohio. “It’s a way of introducing more natural light into a room, bringing more of the outdoors inside,” she says. “Where there’s no exterior wall to put a window into, you can create a window in the ceiling. And many skylights can be opened for ventilation in the summer.”
A skylight installation happens in two phases: rooftop and interior. Depending on the circumstances such as roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape and weather, installations can take between a half day up to three days.