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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Let There Be Light

My home has tons of windows and I love how sunny and bright it is all the time, except for one area.  Remember that hall bathroom that I redid a while back.  You can see that whole redo here.
Well in order to take these pictures, I had to put a huge worklight in the bathtub so it would light up the room enough for the camera to get a good picture without a flash.



  

The light above the sink gives ample light if you are putting on makeup or brushing your teeth, but when you are in the shower with the shower curtain drawn, then it is a little dark.  Plus you have to have the light on anytime you want to be in that room.

I have been prodding my DH to put in a Solar  light.  It would light up the bathroom and the adjoining hall with natural light and save on electricity.  (Can you see how I am prompting my hubby's financial senses ?)

Well, I found the perfect thing and it is called a Solar Tunnel.  It is by a company called VELLUX®.  See all that glorious light and they don't have to have the electric on.  This unit is not really huge, but lets in a ton of natural light.


 Super simple to install and very reasonably priced.  You can read all about this and other fabulous products they have at VELUX shop.

Now wouldn't that be perfect for my hall bathroom? (Did I make a good case to the hubby?)  He thinks it would be fabulous and has agreed to put it on his to do list.  Yeah, I will love it.  There is nothing like natural light in a bathroom or any room in the house.

So tell me, do you have any projects that you want to do?
(Disclosure - This is a sponsored post- but all comments are totally mine.)




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25 comments:

  1. Hi Marti,

    Love that first photo! If this product can make rooms shine, they better stock up!

    Poppy

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  2. Here is hoping y ou get your solar light Marty! Still loving your bath makeover.

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  3. Marty.I saw one of these being installed. I think. On This Old House and was impressed at how simple it looked and how beautifully it worked. It is the ticket, for sure for a room can use a natural light source. It will make a lot of difference..

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  4. Hi lovely lady.
    This looks like a great Idea for a room needing light, Marty my hall bathroom needs this bad thanks so much for sharing with me. Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  5. Oh my this is amazing dear Marty, wow! My hall bathroom is dark too and this is perfect! I'm showing my hubby too and telling him how he'll be "saving" as well, lol! FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a lovely week ahead.
    FABBY

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  6. What a great solution Marty!! Your bathroom looks so pretty...I love the gallery wall you created over the "potty"!

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  7. Your bathroom is gorgeous! My farm is light-challenged--thanks for letting me know about the Velux.

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  8. We have two of these Solar tunnels in the hallway and two in the family room. You are going to love them Marty! Hugs, Penny

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  9. Your bathroom looks to pretty to use Marty! I had to chuckle about the worklight in the bathtub. I've had lights attached to ladders and ceiling fans trying to get some decent light. I will add these lights to my Mister's ever growing to-do list.

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  10. Oh Marty...I have two solar tubes, in two separate bathrooms...and they are wonderful! Plus, there's an added benefit...at night, when the moon is out, you get moonlight! ;)

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  11. Your bath is so pretty and a solar tube sounds like it would really help with your low natural light problem. I've actually never seen one, but have seen them on several home improvement programs. It sounds like a perfect solution.

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  12. Oh, my! You got sponsored by Velux? Lucky you! I'm dreaming of their "tradition" roof windows for my cottage!!! I hope you'll have the "tunnel" thing installed, it's great.

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  13. Great idea, Marty! I have a friend that put in one similar in a hallway and it was amazing the difference it makes! ~~Angela

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  14. Anything that saves money.. :) LOVE that bathroom!!

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  15. I have thought about adding one too, Marty but the climate is pretty severe here and some of them leak. I think it would be perfect in Arizona.

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  16. I actually created bathroom blueprints in design school that specified this very skylight. It is supposed to be VERY easy to install.

    Love your new alphabet chair.

    Lunch later this week my friend?

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  17. Marty, I love your bathroom and I think you are absolutely amazing at creating beautiful looks on a budget. I've been thinking about this for awhile when I see your pics of the bathroom, I think that perhaps the wooden tray that you made for the back of the toilet may make that area a little over burdened and heavy. Just sayin........I absolutely love the colors, painting, drapes, everything/1

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  18. Your bath is just lovely!! I put one of these solar tubes in the master bath at my last house and loved it! Even at night (unless there was no moon), it gave just enough light at night in case I got up in the middle of the night.
    Barb

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  19. Your bathroom looks gorgeous. Great photos. My parents have one of those solar tubes in their kitchen and it really works well. They almost never have to put on the lights.

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  20. Can you ask for it for your birthday? That's what I do! Your bathroom is so lovely Marty and a solar light would be the perfect!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  21. Oh yes! I looked it up too when I was re-doing my kitchen, too bad it really won't be feasible for my space, but I do agree, more natural light is better and that one I think will add value to your home too Marty!

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  22. What a lovely bathroom. I just love the use of the china plates on the wall, they just pop. Solar light will be the light of the future.
    Pam

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  23. Your bathroom is beautiful. So glad to hear about this solar light! I have some dark spots in my house also. Please let us know how the project goes. How exciting!
    Heather

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  24. I've got some places in my house where I need one of these. Thanks for sharing this info, Marty. I'm going to be looking into it. laurie

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