The importance of the kitchen and dining area can’t be underestimated. It’s the area of the home where family comes together and needs to be prepared to entertain and host at all times - as well as look its very best all year round.
We were delighted to recently visit Jenni who took us through the changes she and her family made to their home to bring daylight in and create a beautiful living space in the kitchen. This has been an area of the home that previously wasn’t quite looking how they wanted it to. Despite purchasing the home a couple of years ago, it wasn’t to the family’s tastes and over time adapted each room so that it fitted with the unique style that they were going for.
“I work for a property company where we specialise in purchasing rundown property, we then do it up and sell it on. In my spare time, I like to go to yoga, go to the gym, walk the dog and eat lots of my husband's cooking that he prepares in the kitchen. Which is the area of the home we wanted to improve.”
“Our old kitchen was very dark and dingy but now that we've had the extension and brand new Vario by VELUX rooflights put in, it looks so much lighter and brighter. It’s made a real difference to our home.”
Bringing new life to the kitchen
“When we saw the house to start with, my husband said that he loved everything about the house but the kitchen is just too small for the size of the property there. Obviously, being in the industry he said there was plenty of room in the garden to extend. So that's what we decided to do after we had been here a couple of years.”
“As a family, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen and where it was small before, we wanted an area that wasn’t closed off and to develop it into being one of the main areas of the house.”
“We sat down with the architect to talk about designing with daylight and bringing the outside in. From that chat, we decided to choose the flat rooflights because I just think it's a little bit more modern - and the architects said the same thing - we could have gone with pitched ones or the lantern style, but we just really like the fact that it offers uninterrupted views up to the sky.”
The ease of the process and installation
“We just love our rooflights and it was so easy to make it happen. I went on the website and you can literally put in whatever dimension you want and the site just builds it there on the screen for you in 3D, so you can see everything.”
“We got some quotes from different websites for flat rooflights but Vario by VELUX were the best really. What also helped us to decide was the fact that my husband also said he'd used Vario by VELUX before with other developments because he's in that game as part of his profession. So we decided to use Vario by VELUX as a result.”
The final result
“We kind of attacked every room slowly over time in the property since moving in, but the rooflight adds so much to the kitchen. My husband said ‘it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be’ and that his favourite moment was ‘removing the ply and watching the crane come over, dropping the rooflights into place and then coming inside to see all the light - it was fantastic.’” The installation process was very simple for such a drastic change on the space below.
“As we walk into the kitchen it puts an instant smile on all of our faces, what more can you ask for?”
Jenni and her family have added a wonderful extension to their home and were able to install the rooflights themselves thanks to their industry contacts. Extending the home has allowed the family to come together in a new luxurious living area that combines the kitchen with a wealth of space for a range of activities. The added daylight provided by the Vario by VELUX rooflights means that the room is naturally filtered through with daylight all year round, giving them an extra-special part of the home where they can enjoy family life together as one.
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For more information on how to incorporate rooflights into your kitchen or anywhere else in your home, get in touch with us today and speak to one of our Daylight Experts.