I’m really excited to start my new blog for The HiLite Group! After considering several ideas, I ultimately decided to start with a pretty simple, introductory topic. I guess it’s because I always feel really magical when Springtime is here — even in San Diego where we are blessed with pretty amazing weather. It is one of those times when I start looking around to see what “projects” I can come up with. So, I invite you to look at the projects you might be considering around the house. Here’s an investigation you can conduct to find that project. Walk around the house during the daytime. What rooms required you to turn on the lights. You now have a great project! Skylights! (Of course!)
Skylights come in a number of sizes and styles. They can be simple or extravagant. They can be traditional or tubular. Whatever style suits you, natural light offers tremendous benefits. No longer will you turn on the light in a room during the daytime, therefore saving energy costs. No longer will you turn on the light because it just feels dark and dingy in the room, therefore making you feel brighter AND still saving energy costs. The truth is you can add a whole new experience in your home with the addition of natural light.
Skylights’ costs vary — the more elaborate, the more expensive (obviously). Traditional skylights cost more than tubular skylights because they are much more labor intensive. Tubular skylights are an incredibly economical way to go — in most cases you could light up 4 different areas for the price of one traditional skylight. It all comes down to what you’re trying to accomplish in each room. Use tubes in the bathrooms, hallways and closets and add a beautifully designed skylight in your living room. The options are as diverse as your imagination.The bottom line is: Stop living in the dark. Let the sunshine in!