I had a number of essential needs for the bathroom space, in particular I wanted a practical but stylish room for the family and guests to use as our family bathroom on the first floor is so small and dark and not a very practical space.
We always knew we wanted VELUX roof windows as from our experience of them in our kitchen extension they not only let in masses of daylight but also allowed really good air ventilation through the space (essential in a bathroom!)
Our architect recommended two VELUX roof windows despite our initial plan to have just the one and we are so glad we followed his advice. Not only do they transform the room and bring in the right amount of daylight for the space but also add an amazing wow factor, everyone always comments on the room and love the airy open feel to it.
It has also been proven that adding natural light to a space in your home will cut energy costs so you can save money and lessen your environmental impact by living in homes with an abundance of natural light.
Rooms designed with daylight in mind will also keep you healthy, you are more productive, happier, healthier and calmer.
The final factor that makes my bathroom such a pleasant space has to be my large collection of plants in there, they really do flourish in the bathroom because of course most plants need a good source of natural light to thrive. These in turn also improve the air quality of your home environment by eliminating up to 87% of harmful toxins and pollutants in the air.
So with a combination of light reflecting white walls, lots of mirrors, some striking patterned floor tiles and vintage furniture to add character, my many light loving plants and of course the large VELUX roof windows we achieved our dream of the perfect and yet practical mood enhancing light filled family bathroom!