This walk-in shower keeps it simple with white tiles, simple fixtures and a hand-held shower head. What is different is the window view to the next room and a skylight above with the top-mounted shower head.
Three remote operated skylights allow natural light inside, with remote operated shades controlling the amount of light during peak sun hours. Two black smart fans operated by wall switch or smartphone feature an internal temperature sensor that increases or decreases the fan spin depending on the weather.
The library includes deck mounted solar powered skylights with light-filtering single pleated blinds that bring fresh air and natural light into the space, that can be controlled through a smartphone app.
Gray built-in china cabinets frame this kitchen's case opening. Classic crown molding brings sophistication to the space. Elegant, glass orb pendant lights dangle from the skylight over a butcher block prep area.
Skylights are a great addition to this loft as they let natural light in and reduce the need for artificial light, but when it’s time to enjoy the TV, these smart skylights have shades for blocking out the sun and eliminating glare.
“The Velux skylights have blackout shades and work from a remote as well as off of an app,” says the HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson of the natural lighting in the master bedroom. “They are a beautiful feature in the house, and they bring wonderful natural light into the space. Plus, with the electronics, they add a lot of versatility to whether you want to black out a room, let the light in, or even open them remotely to let heat out of the house.”
Day light from a typical overcast Seattle sky penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot. Exterior mounted mechanical shades prevent excessive heat gain without sacrificing the view.
Let there be natural light! This unique skylight, positioned in between the home's living room and kitchen, straddles a centralized beam and allows light to pour into the open concept space. The other exposed beams are made from preserved oak.