Home Office
Skylight Inspiration

Skylights fill your home office with natural light so that you can stay focused and enjoy your workspace. Take advantage of a solar tax credit and save 30% when you choose a VELUX solar-powered skylight or shade for your home office.

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Use Skylights to Upgrade Any Home Office

When you pair natural light with fresh air, you open your home office to a world of crisper, clean air and brighter days. Our customers have chosen the VELUX “Fresh Air” Skylight as the most popular skylight choice to install in a home office because of all the benefits it provides to a space.

Why are skylights essential for your home office?

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Better Productivity

Many studies show that office workers who are exposed to natural light throughout the workday are happier, healthier, and produce better work. Natural light can also reduce the risks of eyestrain and stress, so you can get the job done more efficiently.
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Clearer Focus

Researchers have also found a connection between office space air quality and our ability to work well. Fresh air can improve indoor air quality, which helps us to process information better and think more clearly.
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Create a View

Natural views have proven mental health benefits and can boost creativity. A skylight in your home office gives you access to gorgeous sky views that can help create a more comfortable work environment.
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Light Control

VELUX shades for skylights help you control the amount of light that comes through your skylight. Prevent glare while you work with the touch of a button or through your smartphone with VELUX ACTIVE.
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Most asked questions

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

One of the last things you want while working is glare from too much light. We offer shades designed to fit your VELUX skylight so you can control the amount of light that comes through it. VELUX shades are available in a variety of styles and colors and come equipped with a remote for easy control. They are also compatible with VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, which allows you to control them right from your smartphone.

Why is natural light better than artificial light?

While many traditional offices are equipped with fluorescent lighting, it has actually been linked to decreases in employee creativity and focus. Your skylight provides clear, natural light, which can boost productivity and improve your mood.

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, lessening the amount of cool air needed to be produced by an air conditioner.

Where should I put my skylight?

You may have a room picked out but knowing exactly where to install your skylight depends on specific elements of your home. If you’re not sure where the best place for a skylight is in your home, you can schedule a free virtual consultation with an expert VELUX design consultant. Your installer will also confirm the best location, angle, and direction for your skylights before the job starts.

If I open my skylights, what about bugs?

Fresh air is nice, but you certainly don’t want bugs crawling into your workspace. VELUX venting skylights come equipped with an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting fresh 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. Learn more about our warranties.

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.

Are there options to add a shade to my skylight?

Yes, our skylights are designed to have a stylish shade fitted to them. We offer two types of shades: light filtering, and Venetian. Each style of shade comes with its own unique selection of color and patterns for you to choose from.