Posted by VELUX Skylights on January 10, 2023

Build Better Bathrooms


With an unpredictable housing market mixed with soaring mortgage rates, homeowners are now deciding more than ever to renovate their homes rather than try to hunt for a new one. According to the 2022 U.S Houzz & Home Study, bathrooms are the most popular room in the house to renovate, and for good reason. Homeowners who have undertaken bathroom renovations have reported an ROI as high as 70%.


And now, homeowners on average are spending 13% more on their dream bathroom. So, take this opportunity to make your bathroom renovation designs stand out and build better bathrooms for your homeowners with skylights! Read on to learn about skylight benefits and design ideas homeowners will love in their dream bathroom renovations.



What Daylight and Fresh Air Does to a Bathroom

The aesthetic benefits a skylight can offer a bathroom are obvious, but here are some other benefits that the average homeowner may not be aware of. 



Unlike a window, a skylight can provide fresh air and ventilation while maintaining privacy making them ideal for one of the most private spaces in a home. Skylights are positioned to look upwards and outwards, keeping the privacy of the bathroom safe below. 


Lower Electric Bill 

Seems counterintuitive right? How can a skylight reduce the electric bill? Don't get me wrong, it won't eliminate it, but it can reduce it by relying on fresh air to eliminate steam and condensation in the bathroom rather than an electric fan, as well as daylight instead of electric lighting.



VELUX “Fresh Air” Skylights vent to allow airing throughout the day, preventing moisture and unsavory scents from lingering. VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO utilizes smart sensors to continuously monitor a bathroom's temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels while opening or closing the skylight automatically to create a healthier indoor climate without lifting a finger. 


Complimentary Design

A skylight is not a marble vanity or a redesigned shower. A skylight earns its worth by the way it compliments other design features in a bathroom. Rather than an overhead light, a skylight brings everything below it to life with clean natural light from the ceiling. 


Design Inspiration 


As an installer, you know best when it comes to what kind of skylight is needed for a bathroom and where it should go. Homeowners might find a skylight installation in the bathroom daunting. After all, a bathroom is not the first place a homeowner thinks of when skylight shopping for their home. A well-placed skylight can have a high ROI when reselling as it makes a bathroom feel much bigger and brighter. Even for smaller bathrooms you can always install a Sun Tunnel® skylight


Bathroom Blog Post - Before and After  

Notice the difference between natural light from a skylight and natural light from a window. Not to mention the ventilation and privacy benefits that vertical windows can't compete with.


Shower Skylight Before and After -1

A skylight above the shower is an easy sell to a homeowner after taking a look at how well it naturally brightens up the space. Not to mention the benefit of not having to rely on a noisy and expensive electric fan for ventilation.


Sun Tunnel Bathroom B&F

Here are a couple of design ideas for smaller bathrooms or powder rooms using Sun Tunnels skylights. Replacing harsh overhead lighting with Sun Tunnel skylights is a great way for homeowners to save on their monthly utility bills as well.