Flat roof windows, roof lanterns, or skylights – How to choose the right blind

In mid-2019, the government changed the Permitted Development rights to make extending your home easier. These grants allow homeowners to undertake certain works on their homes without the need to apply for planning permission. For many, it now means that commissioning a single or double-storey extension to their home has become more affordable. Pair this with the fact that we have an ageing population with more multi-generational homes and the need for space is ever-increasing, we expect to see the number of extension projects continue to rise in line with this. 

LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Roof Lantern Blind

 Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’ve noticed an increase in interest in our roof lantern blind. In 2020, the interior design platform Houzz saw an increase of 52% when it came to requests for home extensions. In a year where we’ve spent more time together than ever, it seems that the need to find more space in our homes will continue to rise. For many homeowners, a single-floor extension is a perfect solution. Designed and created in-house, these custom-crafted blinds are made specifically to help you manage light and privacy in your new spaces. 
LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

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Roof Lantern Blinds VS Skylight Blinds – What style do you need?

Roof lantern blinds. Skylight Blinds. If you’re just about to start redecorating your home, it might feel like there are a whole host of window coverings on the market you’ve never heard of. And, perhaps, coverings that you might need to improve the usability of your home. Over the past 12 months, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of homeowners looking to improve functionality, practicality and style in their homes. As a result of this, the number of queries into the different names has also begun to pop up. 

An image showing the difference between skylight blinds and roof lantern blinds

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Roof Lantern Blinds – Where do I start?


When it comes to controlling light in all rooms of your home, the right blind really is an essential feature. And, when we look at the rising number of extensions, orangeries and conservatories that keep popping up, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular product is our roof lantern blinds. We already have the Ultimate Guide for Roof Lantern Blinds available over on our website for those looking to understand everything there is to know about these blinds. However, in this blog, we’ll cover the basic points you’ll want to consider when first choosing a roof lantern blind. So, let’s get into it. 

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Image: LanternLITE Zip Roller Roof Lantern Blind.
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Skylight Blinds Loft Conversion Guide: Skylight Windows Explained

Now comes one of our favourite things to discuss, skylight windows. As specialists in this form of window blind, it is our job to help educate you on the different options out there. Before we can get to the dressing stage of your renovation, you need to choose the right windows for your new room. Today, we’re going to talking you through the different kinds of skylight windows available on the market. Using this, and the expertise of your architect/builder, you’ll be better placed to make an informed decision. So, read on to discover everything you need to know about skylight windows.

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Innovative Ceiling Designs for Your Home

While wall colours, furniture styles and home accessories are the most obvious elements to think about when restyling interiors, it is often the case that far less consideration is given to the ceilings in our homes. However, ceilings are an important part of any room and can make a huge impact depending on their colour, style and texture. So, if you’re revamping your home this summer, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to innovative ceiling designs that could serve to transform a room entirely:

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Roof Lanterns or Skylight Windows : What’s the Difference?

Skylight windows and roof lanterns are both popular choices when it comes to choosing roof windows.  Both enable lashings of light to stream into the home. However, with such similar features, it can often be difficult for homeowners to differentiate between the two. Consequently, to help ensure you can identify these two types of roof windows, we’ve outlined some of the main differences between skylight windows and roof lanterns:

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Discover the Eliminate® Roof Lantern Blind

Skylight windows, roof lanterns and orangeries are a common feature in many modern-day homes; however, while motorised skylight blinds for smaller skylight windows are readily accessible, finding the right blind for these larger windows can be tricky, especially if they are positioned above a large area such as a dining room or conservatory. Each of these windows requires a blind that is strong, durable and will remain taut throughout its usage to avoid unsightly sagging or bowing. Consequently, if you’re after a sturdy blind for your rooftop window,  Eliminate® Roof lantern blinds could be just what you’re looking for…

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