Opinions about skylights in family rooms
We live in a rambler where the family room, breakfast area and kitchen are at the back of the home facing East. There is a screened porch beyond the breakfast area and family room. The porch and the neighbor's tall trees ensure that we get no light in this part of the house. We have a solatube in the kitchen which has helped a little in that area. We would like to add skylights to the rest of the room.
Due to the way the roof has been installed for the porch, the only two spots we can have skylights are the area between the kitchen and breakfast area and the other far end of the family room in front of the fireplace.
Hopefully this amateur little illustration will help understand the situation a little. The two red boxes are where the skylights can go.
We would certainly like the one next to the breakfast area but are not able to decide on the one next to the FP.
Our television will probably go on the fireplace wall.
Some things we are worried about...
too much glare on the tv
too much noise if it is raining etc.
too much heat during the summer(although I would love to feel the sun during winter)
fading of carpet and couch
I would love to have more light in the room tho and I am worried that just having one might not be enough. My husband thinks that having two will be visually more appealing.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any experience with skylights in these rooms? I would love to know, thank you!!