Let There Be Light: The Benefits of Installing a Skylight

INSIDE EDITION: Benefits of Installing a Skylight

Got a dark room that could use a little brightening? Consider the benefits of installing a skylight. Skylights  are a great way to bring in natural light during the day and cut down on electricity costs. Add a skylight in the bathroom for sun-filled showers or in the bedroom to be naturally awoken by the sun—a healthier and more pleasant method than an alarm clock. Here are a few things to consider when adding a skylight to a room.

Materials: While you’ll save money going with an inexpensive unit with plastic glazing, they don’t last as long and they may leak. Go with a curbed skylight with energy-efficient glazing and the factory flashing kit made to go with it to ensure that there are no leaks.

Fixed or venting: Decide whether you want your skylight to be fixed or able to open and close. If you want your skylight to open, think about putting it in a place that’s easy to access. For high ceilings and other hard-to-reach places, a fixed skylight might be a better choice.

Shades: If you don’t want to wake up with the sun every morning or if a room gets too hot at the sunniest part of the day, you can add a shade or a screen to a skylight. Shades and blinds for skylights can be purchased at many home stores, but in a pinch you can cover them with cardboard, insulation styrofoam or fabric cut to fit the skylight. Or attach fabric to two spring-form rods with some simple stitches to create a shade.

Interested in buying a house with a skylights? Check out this home in Malvern.

Exclusive Open Houses to Add to Your Weekend Must-See List

OPEN HOUSE

Looking for a beautifully restored farmhouse, a roomy Center City townhome or a new, high-end home in the ’burbs? Mark your calendar with these upcoming Open Houses.

(Visit individual listings on the Prudential Fox & Roach site for more details, photos and virtual tours.)

Philadelphia
838-40 LOMBARD ST, PHILADELPHIA 19147
A double-wide in Society Hill with rooftop terrace and elevator.

Open House: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
MLS# 6060720

 

 

Montgomery County
3250 Hedwig Lane, Collegeville 19426 (pictured above)
A completely renovated 1762 stone farmhouse nestled on 4-plus acres.

Stop by 3250 Hedwig Lane in Collegeville, new on the market, for an open house this weekend. Open House:  1-3 p.m.
Price: $2,480,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bath: 6 full, 1 half
MLS: 6176336

 

 

Chester County
1675 Minden Lane Malvern 19355
A gourmet kitchen and high-end finishings at this 1.4-acre Malvern property.

1675 Minden Lane Malvern Open House:  2-4 p.m.
Price: $1,399,000
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 (full), 3 half
MLS: 6166444 

 

 

Delaware County
2 Bridle Lane, Newtown Square 19073
New home designed by Michael Visich Architects in a new community.

2 Bridle Lane, Newtown SquareOpen House: 12 – 5 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half
MLS: 6134895

 

 

Winter Fest at The Pub at Wegmans

On Friday, November 16, The Pub at Wegmans will debut their winter craft beer, Pub Winter Fest, brewed by Sly Fox Brewing Company. The medium bodied lager will be offered in 16-ounce drafts for only $2 and guests also have the chance to win prizes and meet Sly Fox brewers. The Pub at Wegmans in King of Prussia, Malvern, and Collegeville will all be participating in the event.

Pub Winter Fest will be available throughout the winter for $4 and is offered at all three locations of The Pub at Wegmans.

The Pub at Wegmans [Official Site]
Sly Fox Brewery [Official Site]

Malvern’s Alba Expands, Adds Bar

Restaurant Alba has expanded its Malvern location, adding a bar to the corner property at King Street and Warren Avenue, directly  across from the Malvern train station.

The bar offers a new small plate menu and aims to be an after work spot, place for pre-dinner drinks and a lunch destination on Thursdays and Fridays.

Chef/owner Sean Weinberg and wife Kelly Weinberg will be serving Apertivo, a variety of complimentary bites weeknights between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The full service bar will specialize in Italian-inspired cocktails, Italian wine and craft beer. Alba has been serving Malvern for six years and was named one of the Fifty Best Restaurants by Philadelphia magazine.

Restaurant Alba [Official Site]

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