Deep porches and dark interior concerns
I had been planning a 8 foot porch that runs the entire south side of our house. My husband has decided to make it 10' deep, which I agree will add some much needed room as we plan to spend a lot of time out there. We are close to the border of Canada, and now I am beginning to worry that the winter sun will be unable to reach the interior of our house (great room is on the south side of the house as well) and that the rooms will be very dark and gloomy. Do any of you have thoughts on this? Would it make sense to add some skylights to the porch? Or would the skylights make it too hot during the summer months? It is a 2 story house with living space above the great room. Opinions are welcomed!