Kitchen Skylight Inspiration

Kitchens are the heart of our home, where memories are made, recipes are attempted, and smiles are shared across the table. We depend on our kitchen to be bright and full of light to help us prepare meals and enjoy them. Yet with our kitchens needing all the cabinets and storage available, we often sacrifice natural light for space. Well, not anymore! positioned on your roof to let light shine down, skylights add plentiful, bright, natural light to your kitchen without costing you any space. 

Before and After - Kitchen

A warm rustic kitchen before and after a VELUX skylight installation

Skylight Transformation Stories

Using Skylights to Highlight Dark Kitchen Colors

The Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight features a solar panel that capture available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly-efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. This operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight, negating the need for electrical wiring during installation. 

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.

Not Sure Where to Start? Find the Right Product for Your Project

Explore the best skylight options for your kitchen

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 Clean, Quiet, and Safe glass, any debris that lands (or decomposes) on your skylight will be broken down by our Neat glass coating and washed away with the next rain. 
We've all been there with the dreaded fly-stuck-in-the-car dilemma, and imagining that in your kitchen 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. 
Condensation is a moisture problem caused by excessive water trapped in a room. Most people believe skylights contribute to condensation issues because you see the mist appear on the window pane, but skylights actually help eliminate condensation. By opening your fresh air skylight, you allow the moist, warm air to flow out of the room.  
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 No Leak Promise. Learning more about our warranties and No Leak Promise
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.