Why is daylight and fresh air important for your bonus room?

Some of us have the extra room in our home that we're not quite sure yet what to do with. Why not redesign the space into the perfect multifunctional room full of rich natural light from skylights? Natural light can take a dimly light bonus room and turn it into a space the whole family will enjoy. Plus, choosing a venting skylight can really open the space to bright light and fresh air.

Brighten Space

Bonus rooms tend to be on the darker side and depend more on artificial light. Brighten it up for a more welcoming feel.

Light Control

Whether you want to make the room a movie room or game room, VELUX offers blinds to help you control the light from your skylight.

Lower Electric Bill

Don't close off the bonus room to save on electricity! Let natural light and venting skylights help you use the space without worrying about the bill.

Complimentary Design

Instead of the harsh overhead light, your skylight pulls in clean light that enhances the design in your space.

Most popular skylight for a bonus room

VELUX Energy Performance Model Skylight

Bonus rooms have lower vaulted ceilings that allow you to easily reach your skylight to open and allow fresh air flow in. Our customers chose the VELUX Manual "Fresh Air" Skylight with a solar-powered blind as the most popular skylight choice to install in the bonus room.
VELUX skylights filled this office with daylight
VELUX Sun Tunnel filled the office with natural light
Game room filled with natural light from VELUX skylights

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Bonus room converted into a bedroom filled with natural light from VELUX skylights

Most asked questions

I want more natural light in my bonus room, but will I be able to control the amount?

Having a multifunctional space like a bonus room means you need versatility in light control. We offer blinds designed to fit your VELUX skylight to give that extra bit of functionality back to your space. With three different style options available and over 60 different colors and design patterns, you can find the blind that matches just about any bonus room look.

Why is natural light in better than artificial light?

Unlike the harsh glare and yellow-tinted color produced by artificial light, your skylight provides clear, white light which brings out the true colors of your décor and space.

I have central air, do I really need a venting skylight?

A venting skylight can help your air conditioner work less. Opening the skylight helps to remove warmer air trapped at the top of your ceiling, lessen the amount of cool air needed to be produced by an air conditioner.

Where should I put my skylight?

Knowing where to install your skylight has it challenges and depend on certain elements of your home. We know this, which is why we've partnered with certified VELUX skylight professionals who will survey your home and offer you their advice on the best spot for your skylight. Find an installer in your area, today.

If I open my skylights, what about bugs?

We've all been there with the dreaded fly stuck in the car dilemma, and imagining that flying around in your living room seems worse. Luckily, your venting skylight comes with the option for you to add an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting all the clean air in.

I heard skylights leak, is that true?

When skylights first came out, they were prone to leaks which gave them a pretty bad name. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, VELUX manufactures skylights with a three-layer water protection that prevents any leaks. Plus, we added an installation warranty to all products installed with our skylight flashing system because we believe in our No Leak Promise. Learn more about our warranties and No Leak Promise.

What warranties are offered?

As the world leader in roof windows and skylights, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty; it's been a commitment we've kept for over 75 years. Here's our complete warranty guide.

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