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Roof Windows or Sun Tunnels to Provide More Natural Light to Kitchen?

Postby mattokun99 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:23 pm

Hi,

Would be interested to get thoughts of everyone on the following.

We have a kitchen which needs more natural light. The house is a bungalow so nothing in the roof space. It's also a fairly low pitch roof - about 1.8m from beams to roof internally. Two options to get more light:
1. Install some sun tubes from the roof to the kitchen ceiling
2. Spend lots of money on making a vaulted ceiling and install velux windows in the roofline.
3. Don't make a vaulted ceiling but still install velux windows and have a long(ish) tunnel (maybe flared) from ceiling to roof line.

If money was no object, then it would be easy - option 2. But not won the lottery (yet!) so having to think whether 1 or 3 is better. Kind of think that 3 would look weird...

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Matt
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:26 pm

Sunpipe, in my opinion, its easier to fit and finish
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Postby mattokun99 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks Welsh Brickie. Yeah, coming to the same conclusion myself - not really worth the cost.

Cheers!
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