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Let the light in: how to make your dark rooms bright and airy

Marta Nowicka’s light and airy The Gouse
Marta Nowicka’s light and airy The Gouse Credit:  Wojciech Ketz

Many of the most appealing homes have a feature in common that really brings a feelgood factor: the clue to what it is comes when you look up. Rooflights, letting sunlight flood in from above, have recently become an architectural panacea – not just found in the ubiquitous kitchen-diner extension, but all over the house.

“People have realised what a difference daylight makes to their general well-being. It just transforms the whole space,” says Steve Howat, co-founder of construction company London Projects.

He says he’s seen demand for overhead glazing go, well, through the roof, especially to make prime-location basements into more liveable rooms. He says that “most people want the frameless...

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