While the boys and I relaxed, played, ate, and shopped, Ben was still working his butt off at/on our house. In fact, he finished the shingling on the house roof, with only the pool roof left. While he was up there, he started determining the placement of the Sky Tube. If you’re not familiar with a Sky Tube, it’s a small, round sky light, similarly installed like a vent. Ben installed one in the windowless main bathroom at our first house and we loved how much brighter it made the room.
The main bathroom in the Mountain house is windowless, and very dark. As fate would have it, Ben was looking at Craigslist for insulation and found a 14 inch wide, brand spanking new in the box Sky Tube.
But, let’s go back to our recent Sky Tube conversation. First, take a look at the bathroom as it now stands.
Before leaving for Minnesota, Ben and I discussed the placement of the Sky Tube. I thought centering it on the 8 foot by 8 foot room would spread the light around the best, like this:
He agreed and that was settled, right? Wrong. While away, Ben installed the roof part of the Sky Tube, and decided he preferred it centered on the bath tub, like it was at our first house, which would look like this:
And like this from the door:
Either placement is fine with what Ben has already done on the roof. The flexible duct work can move to either place. I see where he’s coming from, because when centered on the room, the Sky Tube doesn’t look centered on anything. With the shower curtain closed, the shower is slightly darker than I’d like. And it would be nice to have the additional natural light in there, so maybe centering it over the shower is the best placement?
Really, the placement is only a few feet apart, so it’s not the biggest deal. But I’m wondering, which do you prefer? Centered on the room? Or over the bath tub?
Other than a small hole to mark the location for Ben to find in the attic, we haven’t done anything in the bathroom for it yet.
So that’s the latest debate. What have you been debating over recently? Which rug to buy? Where to hang something? Let’s share so everyone can vent and feel better.