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Bringing more light into our homes can do a lot to create a more open, sociable space that we want to spend lots of time in.

By introducing more light, we can increase the sense of space, as well as boosting our wellbeing and mood through the benefits of added natural light.

As well as rooflights (of course), we’ve put together some quick-fix ideas along with bigger jobs to explore in order to bring more light into your home.

    • Pin-point dark and light spots – start off by doing a quick ‘assessment’ of your home during the hour or two from before sunset to dusk. Where are the darkest areas of the room – Is there room to add a feature lamp? What are the lightest – Can you add something reflective? It could be a mirror coffee table or something smaller, like this this Empire Vase from Fishpools
      Enhance and balance what nature is already giving you to play with.
    • Mirrors – talking of reflection… mirrors are so simple, but so effective. You can increase any light already present in a room enormously by simply using the power of reflection.
    • Paint – much as we love some dark décor and a tin of Farrow and Ball’s deepest shades (especially for cosy snugs and sumptuous, sleepy bedrooms), for living areas where you spend much of your time ‘doing’ and socialising, some light hues, which don’t sap natural light, is the way to go!
    • Change the shade – we’re not talking about your paint now but artificial lighting. A different light shade or fitting really can make a significant impact and we love more modern options, such as cage ceiling pendants, sputnik light fittings, as well as simple but stylish glass or aluminium pendants, like this from Jim Lawrence.

If you’re looking to go big, here are some food for thought…  

  • Bi-fold doors – Bi-fold doors really do bring the outdoors-in. By removing the frames from view, and with the possibility to open up an entire wall, you are inviting so much more natural light into your home. Chris, any company you’d like to link to / recommend here?
  • Internal glazing – if you’re into open-plan living but want clever ways to partition areas without blocking out the light, don’t overlook internal glazing. There are some spectacular examples of crittall doors and walls around! Chris, any company you’d like to link to / recommend here?
  • Rooflights – We already mentioned it, but we couldn’t leave this obvious one out of the list. You can find our full range of rooflights here, but we’ll save you the rest of the sales pitch and how great roof windows are and end it there.  

Are you planning on a new extension and want to be sure much natural light will flow through? Our free-of-charge service can help and is currently open to clients and non-clients alike.

Our Sun Booth video service – part of The Light Studio from EOS – will show you how much (and precisely where and when when) natural light will pass through your new space across each hour of the day, from 7am until 9pm. Chris, please do amend this if not correct.

We use your building plans to recreate your home through 3D visualisation, before taking your address to accurately track the sun’s movement across your planned extension, demonstrating areas of light and shade throughout your new living space.

One of our clients called it “magic” but we’ll let you decide.

If you’d like more information, get in touch with us or take a look at The Light Studio page

If you want to chat in more detail with a member of the EOS team, we’d be happy to help – [email protected], 0203 733 5139

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243 Reviews

AndrewHamilton

Excellent product, delivered on time. Would certainly use this company again,

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

Rooflights are high quality and fixing instructions clear.

Posted 2 days ago

PaulSeabright

A great product. The speed and efficiency of the online purchase and then the delivery of the items made the process a hassle free pleasure that is all to rare these days.

Posted 3 days ago

KevinTimmins

From ordering to receiving our rooflight everything went great, we built the upstand ourselves from the drawings supplied and the light fitted perfectly. Excellent product at a great price. Wish everything on our extension went that well. 5 stars all round.

Posted 3 days ago

ShafiqCaan

Hi, excellent service and they added solar control without additional charge.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Clearly a top quality roof light which is beautifully made. I looked at several manufacturers and the EOS had the best insulation among those I looked at. The frame is substantially made and the glass perfectly set into it. It was really simple to fit and the superb drawings allowed me to construct the kirb with confidence and accuracy. Delivery was fast and the unit well supported and protected on a pallet.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Jeremy

Very impressed with dealing with EOS, great quality product, courteous and good communication which helped make my decision to purchase the 2 Roof lights I needed from them. Thanks for your help.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Michael

Roof lights turned up day we asked for van driver was very helpful and in position look great !!!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Joe

Great product and customer service

Posted 1 month ago

Ray

I was really pleased with the quality of the roof lanterns I ordered 2mt x 1mt and 1.5mt x 1mt. We have all heard the old saying you only get what you pay for and this product is spot on ,great build quality would highly recommend

Posted 1 month ago

Richard

I always get my sky lights from EOS. They are reliable, friendly and very good quality. There technical help is invaluable. Richard Abbey Building

Posted 1 month ago

Andy

We recently bought an opening roof light 1 metre x 1500 and a fixed roof light 1 metre x 1500 and we have found EOS Rooflights very competitive in price and of high quality also technical advice was very good.

Posted 1 month ago

Nicola

In the middle of Covid 19 lockdown they were able to advise, honestly estimating the future timing of delivery. I had to wait, which was not surprising, but their service was very personal.

Posted 1 month ago

Paul

Very good quality flat roof windows , good seling-advice service , fast delivery.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Ordered my roof light well in advance of delivery date And it arrived on the pre arranged date. The item came with fantastic fitting instructions and requirements, a pleasure to fit. I’ll be recommending these products to future clients. Nice to see great design and ease of fitting with a sales and delivery service to back it up.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Quotation was prompt, the technical questions I asked were promptly replied to by the team and when the order was placed, I was kept updated with progression and delivery date. My non-standard delivery request (by hiab lorry to off load) was handled well and I would recommend if you don't have a team of burly builders as the window and upstand (mine was 3.2m x 1.3m) is exceptionally well made, robust and very heavy!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

EOS Rooflights provided two high quality rooflights which were well well made (when compared to others I have seen), with good customer service from Elliot and Chris including drawings and installation advice. The delivery company were however a disappointment, using a lorry which was too high for the builder to safely unload from, and a driver who couldn't be less bothered. EOS recognised this and offered compensation.

Posted 1 month ago

Iona

Excellent all round. Very happy with the rooflights and the excellent customer service and follow up care. Happy to recommend EOS!

Posted 1 month ago

Sharon

Good communication from the very beginning , helpful and informative to help us find the most suitable rooflights for our project. Items arrived as scheduled and was of expected quality. Won't hesitate to recommend .

Posted 1 month ago

Simon

I was extremely pleased with my rooflight and the service I received

Posted 1 month ago

Matt

We bought rooflights through EOS for a project in London. They were easy to install and look great and we had no issues.

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