Saturday, February 25, 2012

Let there be light

We got the Solatubes installed this week and what a difference it makes.  

Before…

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After…

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After…

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It has made such a huge difference.   In fact, when we walk thru the room, we now have a tendency to want to turn off a light.  

(See the table on the wall on the right?   The Buggy Barn quilt from the last post is going to go on that wall.  Can’t wait)

This is what the tubes look like.

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I think they are very unobtrusive and the best way to describe them is to say they look like large can lights.

Note:  No flash was used and no Photoshop editing was done.  I don’t even know how…LOL

Hugs, Anne

18 comments:

Peggi said...

I LOVE my Solatube! We have a 70's ranch-style house with a very dark hallway. The bathroom, located halfway down the hall, had no natural light. So we put a large Solatube in the bathroom, which spills plenty of natural light into the hallway. We also replaced the laundry room door at the end of the hall with a glass door, which spills more light.
I love when company comes over and they can't figure out how to turn off the "light" in the bathroom!

Sharon said...

Well, I'm convinced now that this will be the answer to our very dark 70's colonial. Thanks!

Anna said...

WOW! It is amazing the difference!! I bet you are really happy!

Mimi said...

Very different indeed, I like it. Which way does the roof face that has these installed? North South East West? I imagine that would affect the amount of light bounced inside?

Anonymous said...

The Buggy Barn quilt will look gorgeous in there!

Diane in Illinois

Loris said...

Oh my goodness, that is impressive!
How did they go through the second floor? Inquiring minds need to know :-) We need these bad!

Loris said...

P.S. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Randy D. said...

Those solatubes are amazing! Who needs lights? Or skylights? What a difference!!

Candace said...

I'm definitely on board now, Anne! Gosh - maybe I'll even be able to see what I'm sewing for a change - lol!
Cheers!

marijke's crea said...

What a difference, the light streams in!
What a nice place to sit down and make some needle work!
have a nice weekend,
Marijke

Lorraine said...

Wow.....it certainly makes a huge difference! You must be thrilled with the result....looking forward to seeing the Buggy bArn quilt on the wall.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

A very lovely room. Loved look at your spaces being transformed. Very inspiring. Hugs Judy

Hogan's Adventure said...

We are so impressed...what a difference, it looks great. Roger says he's impressed...Dave did a good job....oh brother I told him Dave didn't do it...but he thinks he should take the day off and play golf!!!!! xoxox

Sandy F said...

Those are pretty impressive! It looks so much better. Did you and MrCnW do a happy dance??
See ya soon

MARCIE said...

I am so impressed with your Solatubes! I showed my hubby and he was wowed!

Mama Spark said...

These are way cool. Off to check them out for one of my rooms too!!

Carrie P. said...

that is so cool! my husband has talked about getting those too when we build in a couple years.

ALISON said...

Looks fantastic.....wow....ciao Alison