To be able to truly enjoy yourself in your attic and always have enough natural light, a good atmosphere and lots of fresh air, it’s necessary to avoid some of the very common mistakes to which experts point at. So be sure to check out these four rules that you must follow when choosing and installing roof windows.
1. The height of the roof windows
There are two basic rules about the optimal height at which roof windows are built in.
Roof windows with low managing are recommended just for tall walls in a height of 130 to 150 cm above floor level. Setting the furniture below the roof window with lower managing will create issues due to the blockage of the handles, so we recommend that you leave a bit of free space for the optimal use of this type of roof window.
A unique upper handle also enables you to have the window at a height that gives you the perfect view, whether you are sitting or standing.
Roof windows with higher management are perfect for walls to a height of 130 cm above floor level, because it allows you to put a sofa or table below the window, and to be able to comfortably open the window at the same time.
2. The size of the window
The size of the roof window is defined by a few factors: the purpose and orientation of the room, the outer environment, our personal likes and habits, and the impression we want to give in the space.
In the living room, as well as in the working rooms, you need as much day light as possible. Only then can you think about larger glass surfaces, and the general recommendation is that they make at least 10% of the surface of a certain space.
3. Improper inner lining
To get the maximum out of your roof window, it is important to place the lining properly around it. The upper and lower parts should be as open as possible, to get the best lighting. It is necessary to get the right amount of air flow through the surface of the glass, which will decrease condensation during the winter.
When building in windows it is important to think about energy efficiency, and one of the best solutions is protection that reduces heat during the summer by 73%.
4. Improvised blinds
A very common mistake when decorating attics is not paying enough attention to the protection from the sun and the light, and improvising these elements. Experts advise that instead of curtains you use different types of blinds for a certain window model.
Depending on the use of the room, but the orientation too, you can go for Roller blinds that enable complete or partial light blocking, Venetian blinds or elegant Roman blinds.
Most people think of not so nice things when somebody mentions attics, but they can be turned into truly beautiful spaces which can be used for rest, relaxation, reading and so much more.
By Milan Budimkic
Michael B. is a creative freelance writer for industries that include but are not limited to the home decor, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and much more. When not blogging, he likes to travel and read a lot.