Kitchen Skylight Inspiration

Skylights do more than just brighten your kitchen with natural light! Positioned on your roof, skylights can expel hot air, and lower your electric bill all without costing you any cabinet space. Take advantage of a solar tax credit and save 30% when you choose a VELUX solar-powered skylight with shade for your kitchen.

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A kitchen with an orange-colored wood ceiling has two skylights installed, significantly brightening up the space

Skylight Transformation Stories

Use Skylights to Upgrade Any Kitchen

Click below to see for yourself how designers from across the country are converting old traditional kitchens into bright, modern ones with the use of skylights.

Why are skylights essential in your kitchen?

More cabinet space

Your skylight is positioned on your roof, giving more space to add cabinets to your kitchen without losing the natural light.

Fresh Air

Get rid of heat from the stove and let cool, crisp air flow through your skylight and circulate throughout your kitchen.

Lower Electric Bill

Turn off the artificial lights you have in your kitchen and soak up the free natural light from above instead.

Complimentary Design

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

Yes! Skylights work wonders by removing the heat and odor that comes from cooking, and replaces it with cooler, crisper air. This also helps your air conditioner not work quite so hard trying to remove heated air from your home. 
When it comes to the glass on the outside of your skylight, your skylight does the work for you! If your skylight comes with our Standard Safety Glass, any debris that lands (or decomposes) on your skylight will be broken down by our high-quality glass coating and washed away with the next rain. 
Your venting skylight comes standard with an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting fresh air in.
Skylights can actually help eliminate condensation! By opening your venting skylight, you allow the moist, warm air to flow out of the room and be replaced with fresh, cool air.
Knowing where to install your skylight has its 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. 
When ceiling space is limited in a kitchen you still have options! Instead of a traditional skylight, a Sun Tunnel® Skylight can go in your space. It brings in all the benefits of natural light without taking up too much room. Learn more about VELUX Sun Tunnel® Skylights.
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 industry-leading warranty. Learn more about our warranties
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.
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 colors and patterns for you to choose from.