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Love Baths? Here are 3 Reasons to Fit a Skylight Over Your Tub

When most people fit a skylight window, they put them in attic rooms. However, that's not the only place they can go. For example, why not fit a skylight over your bathtub? If you're the sort of person who prefers to spend long hours relaxing in a hot bath instead of simply nipping into the shower, fitting a skylight above your bathtub can make the whole experience more enjoyable.

Here are just three reasons why it's a great idea.

1. Natural Light With Total Privacy

Bathrooms can be great, and most provide very good general lighting from the ceiling. Unfortunately, bathrooms aren't that great at spotlighting since you can't exactly bring in a floor lamp. As such, you might find it a little too dim when you're sitting in the bath and want to read a book or get washed. By installing a skylight right above the bath, you'll have plenty of natural light streaming right down to provide strong illumination.

Better yet, you'll get that light without having to worry about people seeing you through the window. Unless someone has a satellite trained on you, there's no need to worry about being seen.

2. Sensational View

Maybe you're the sort of person who just likes to sit back and relax in the bath instead of reading? If so, it's still great to have a skylight mounted right above you. Instead of staring at the ceiling, you get to look up through to the sky above. You already know how relaxing it is to sit out on the grass and watch the clouds go by. Now you can do the same thing while you're lying in the warmth of your bathtub. Even during bad weather, it's nice to lie back and watch the rain coming down without having to worry about it falling on you.

3. Ideal Ventilation

If you like to take long, hot baths, there's a risk that too much steam will build up. When it does, you'll start to notice a lot of moisture across the walls. This might not seem like a big deal, but it can encourage the growth of mould and lead to damage – for example, recessed lighting can sometimes be affected by excessive moisture. You can help solve that problem by adding a ventilating skylight above your bathroom. Instead of steam rising up and getting stopped by the ceiling, it can flow right out of the room.