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Small Bathroom Remodel with Velux Skylights

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights. All opinions are 100% mine.

The sun is shining in and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom.

The sun is shining in and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom.

When we moved into this home over four years ago, I had a ton of design ideas for almost every room in the house. Except for our hall bathroom. Was it because I was completely in love with the current design? That would be a hard no. It had green walls, and a tired, worn out vanity. And it was dark – like so dark. Even though I knew someday, this small bathroom remodel would happen, it was far down on the to do list.

So when VELUX reached out and asked me to create a mood board for a space in my home in need of natural light, I was thrilled. A skylight is exactly what this tiny bathroom needed to get a new modern look. Now imagine my excitement when they loved my mood board so much, VELUX offered to send me a VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights and make my bathroom dream a reality!! (insert happy dance!)

Of course – I couldn’t say YES fast enough. So I then received a free in-home consultation to assess our skylight options. If you are in the northern Colorado area, I used VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist Heinsight Solutions in Fort Collins. Darren and his team were fabulous to work with! Find a skylight installer in your area by visiting whyskylights.com.
 

 

 

Choosing Our Skylight

After seeing all the skylight options, we finally decided on a VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight with solar powered blinds. Did you catch all of that? There’s no leaking – awesome. It’s solar powered — so convenient! And it let’s in all the fresh air! What more could you want from a skylight?!

We love the addition of the white blinds as well. The option of making the bathroom darker at anytime was super important to us. Our skylight and blinds can be controlled two different ways: with the VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO smartphone app or a Velux remote control.

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

More on how the VELUX ACTIVE system automates my skylights later. First let’s talk about the installation process!

The whole installation only took two days. As soon as I saw the first hole cut in the ceiling, I began to freak out with joy and excitement!

But then when the actual skylight was completely installed, it was even more amazing! The whole room instantly felt ten times bigger.

Once the skylight was in, the next steps of this small bathroom remodel began. And it turned out better than my mood board. It’s better than I could have dreamed. So let me stop talking about it and instead let the before and after pictures speak for themselves.

The Small Bathroom Before

So here’s a picture of the bathroom before we installed the skylights. With no windows, this room was a pretty dark space.

For example, here’s a picture of how dark this bathroom was during the day with the lights off.

Now, let’s see the after and take in all that glorious sunshine, shall we?!

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

All of that beautiful light is coming from our new Velux skylight. Such a huge difference, right?! And I’m just getting started.

The Small Bathroom Now

Even though it’s the same size, it doesn’t seem small any more. 😉 The skylight has given this tiny bathroom the feeling of a cathedral ceiling.

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

Every view of this bathroom is so much better, including this view of the new vanity, mirror and bathroom sconce.

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

And I got a surprise for you! Not only did I wallpaper this small accent wall, I also did the back of the door. Love how this turned out!

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

In this bathroom, which didn’t have any windows, the skylight was the only way we could bring in daylight and fresh air into this space. And that gorgeous natural light from above is what provides a beautifully balanced light throughout the whole room. This natural light was key for the whole bathroom remodel. It helps all the colors in the room appear true, crisper, cleaner!

The natural light from the skylight simply enhances everything it touches! From the marble shower tile to the black hexagon floor and everything in between. Such an unbelievable change from how this bathroom started out.

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

Automated Skylights

The VELUX ACTIVE system allows me to automate the skylight to automatically open and close to bring in fresh air or adjust the blinds for light control. There’s a sensor in my bathroom that monitors humidity, temperature and CO2 levels.

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

The System is also connected to an online weather station, so it compares the outside conditions with the inside conditions and opens the skylight if bringing in fresh air will improve the humidity, CO2 and temperature levels. Exactly what a bathroom needs! I can also control it from anywhere with my smartphone app — even from California. Yep! The whole time we were on vacation I knew when our skylight was open or closed. How cool is that?!

A big thank you for following along on the small bathroom makeover journey. I will be sharing all the product sources for our bathroom in another post coming tomorrow.

If you have a dark room in your house that needs a bright new look, definitely consider a skylight from VELUX. We are so happy that we did!

The sun is shining and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom remodel. #bathroomremodel

Don’t forget to PIN this small bathroom remodel transformation!

The sun is shining in and it looks so good! Come see how our new VELUX skylights have dramatically changed our small bathroom.

 

 

64 Comments

  1. Wow!! That’s a beautiful transformation! I love the skylight in the bathroom. I never thought to do that, but it’s such a brilliant idea. I love the wallpaper too.

    1. The remodel is just gorgeous! The skylight really opened up the entire bathroom. Beautiful job and congratulations.

  2. Your small bathroom remodel looks awesome! Natural light makes all the difference in the world. I especially love the dark flooring.

  3. That is so gorgeous!! I can hardly believe the difference between the before darkness…and the now glorious sunshiny view!! Great job.

  4. Wow…LOVE it. What a difference it is. It looks so much bigger with the skylight. I just love it. Gonna show my husband because we need to do this. It’s gorgeous!!!!

  5. Your bathroom remodel is AMAZING! I had to look at the before and after photos a couple times because it was such a drastic difference! It’s beautiful! Annnnnd I will be pinning all your photos. Lol. We’re undertaking a bathroom remodel soon and need some inspiration, so this great. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. This came out so good! We have a similar hall bathroom that we’re getting ready to remodel and the darkness is what bothers me the most! I never thought about adding a skylight, but now that’s exactly what I want to do… Your tile choices are beautiful too!

  7. This bath is now FAB, love the black and white and the variation to gray on the shower tile. So light and bright and updated. Thanks SO much for sharing!!!

  8. Love the black and white color scheme and the skylight oh my. Everything looks so much bigger and brighter! Good job!

  9. A no-leak sky light??!! yes, please! We also have a no window bathroom and I absolutely hate it! I have to look into this line of windows. I’d do the same as you – all white & bright. Love the wallpaper as well!

  10. It’s hard to believe that it’s the same bathroom. It transformed from an ugly caterpillar to a stellar butterfly. The skylight being able to open automatically is an incredible feature. There’s nothing that can replace the natural light and fresh air that bring this room to life. The plants on the wall also add a delicate piece of nature that add warmth. Awesome redesign!

  11. Amazing transformation!! I absolutely love the white subway tile & the skylight, so cool.
    Thanks for sharing your remodeled bathroom 🙂

  12. What a beautiful transformation. I can’t believe what the skylight has done for your room. I honestly had no idea that there were even skylights that opened and closed let alone have automated blinds built-in. The bathroom looks so clean and crisp. I love the surprise of the wallpaper on the back of the bathroom door, genius! Congrats on a beautiful, light, airy transformation.

  13. Quite a change! The skylight adds a new dimension to the room and allows the redo to really show itself off. Good job.

  14. I love your bathroom transformation, and it has given me great inspiration for our bathroom remodel in 2020! I dread it, but it will be worth it in the end. Thanks for the great ideas!

  15. What a wonderful idea I would have never thought of it. I have never heard of using wallpaper to update the door or to blend into the wall. I love how you updated your bathroom it looks AWESOME!

  16. Wow what a beautiful transformation! The skylight is amazing. Love every single detail of tile selections, matte black hardware etc.

  17. I would never have thought a skylight could make such a big difference. And I love the light over the vanity and the accent wall!

  18. What a dream!!! The natural light makes all the difference and looks amazing with that dark tile! This is good inspiration for our bathroom remodel!

  19. Love this! Totally need a skylight in our hall bathroom. No windows or natural light either in mine. What a transformation!

  20. The new bathroom looks amazing! I’m astounded at the difference the skylight made. Love the tile selections in the bath and floor.

  21. That is absolutely gorgeous & doesn’t even seem like the same space,it’s amazing! I love the effect & mood the skylight sets for the bathroom,it’s like you walking past,then back up & go WOW!! What a complete & magical,if I may say so,transformation!! Congrats & my applause to y’all for such a wonderful overhaul ????????????????

  22. WOW. You really transformed the bathroom. Are you sure it’s the same room ?
    I really like the black hardware and the wallpaper brings it all together.

  23. Looks Fabulous.. Wow what a difference it looks so fresh and clean. The brighter lighting seems to pull it all together.

  24. Love the renovated bathroom. We are planning something very similar and was wondering what size skylight did you have installed?

    1. Hi Deborah! Thanks for the love on the bathroom. We have really been enjoying it! 🙂 I’m not sure exactly on the size but I’m pretty sure it’s between a C01-C08. And I’m leaning more towards the C04 – our bathroom is pretty small. Hope that helps! 🙂

      1. Hi …. ordered our skylight yesterday. Thank you for the information it was very helpful!

  25. Wow, what a difference so pretty! We are building a house and one bathroom doesn’t have a window so we would like to add a skylight. Do you happen to know the size of yours? It looks really good.

    1. Hi Tina! Thanks for the love on the bathroom. We have really been enjoying it! ? I’m not sure exactly on the size but I’m pretty sure it’s between a C01-C08. And I’m leaning more towards the C04 – our bathroom is pretty small. Hope that helps!

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