Home renovations blog: Bright lights, baby

By the resi financial blog team, 05 June 2014

Using lights in your renovation

If you're wondering when to refinance and you're ready to spruce up your home, then the answer is on the tip of your tongue: Get onto it now!

Refinancing your home loan has multiple benefits. Not only can you choose from the best variable home loan rates, you can also access special features, such as a line of credit.

When you're contemplating smaller home renovations, such as adding skylights, such a feature can be incredibly useful. 

Rather than having to borrow small amounts each time you need to cover the cost of materials or labour, a line of credit makes it easy to access the finance as you need it. 

Once you've sorted that out, it's time to move on to the bright ideas!

All of the lights

Sure, you can knock down walls, put up walls and paint walls. 

But don't direct all of your thoughts toward what holds your roof up. Instead, look up - literally!

Installing skylights might not seem like the most glamorous of home renovations, but it can truly transform your home. Skylights look great in kitchens and bathrooms in particular, allowing more light to flow into frequently used spaces. 

Rather than relying solely on artificial light, you'll instead enjoy the natural glow of the sun's rays. These special kind of windows don't have to be purely functional, either.

Skylights are becoming remarkably trendy, so think about ways you can incorporate them into your home in a stylish way. For instance, a long, narrow skylight could look great in the bathroom. However, you'll also maintain your privacy, compared to having windows on the exterior walls.

Frosted skylights look stunning in the bedroom. This option ensures light is somewhat muted, so you can spend more time snoozing on Sunday mornings without being woken by sharp sun rays.

If you're contemplating installing skylights in the kitchen, you can use them to create a focal point. For instance, install them in the centre of the room, directly above a dining table, for maximum impact.

Categories: Home Loans