Mid-Century Modern Transformation

Project: Mid-Century Modern Transformation

Challenge: Provide energy-efficient natural lighting to a dark mid-century modern home to create a bright, airy contemporary space.

Kitchen: Two Solatube 290 ISn systems with JustFrost square decorative fixtures
Dining Room: Two Solatube 290 ISn systems with JustFrost square decorative fixtures
Guest Bathroom: Two Solatube 290 ISn system with JustFrost round
Master Bathroom Two Solatube 290 ISn system with JustFrost round
Garage: Two Solatube 290 ISn system with JustFrost round
Closet: One Solatube 290 ISn system with JustFrost round

Results: Natural daylight delivered with Solatube tubular skylights create a bright, airy, and inspiring space; no electric lighting is needed during the day.

Solatube Premier Dealer Installer: Solatube Home

Located in Carlsbad, California, Emmy award-winning producer Mark Allen began researching lighting solutions for his office, Scratch Media, to bring an affordable, energy-efficient daylighting solution to the space. Based on the quality, reputation, reviews and product catalog, Solatube was his final decision. Allen installed eighteen tubular skylights at the Scratch Media office to properly daylight the space and create a healthy and inspiring office environment.

Then, while returning from work one day, he realized that the dark rooms in his home could also greatly benefit from some natural light. He had been spending more and more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and his desire to create a healthy, clean and comfortable home environment rapidly increased.

Before the Solatube tubular skylights were added to Allen’s home, the entire house felt dark and gloomy. Allen wanted a daylighting design that could accommodate a layout where he never needed to turn a light on during the day and product features that integrated seamlessly into his existing mid-century style home.

Ten Solatube tubular skylights were installed across the entire home in sets of two in order to completely refresh each space and create a more modern, airy and inspiring home design that required no electric lights during the day. The kitchen and dining room installations included sleek square decorative fixtures to complement the mid-century design. Mark chose the round fixtures to blend elegantly into the garage, master and guest bathrooms and master closet, filling the rooms with an abundance of natural daylight, making each space feel larger and cleaner.

“It’s great to be anywhere in the house during the day…you never have to turn a light on. They save on energy, it’s a sustainable product, the installation was very affordable, and it was fast and easy. For me, the biggest thing is the effect it’s had on me, just having been able to exist indoors with natural light and the positive effects that it has on me. It’s a really amazing way to live.”
– Mark Allen, homeowner


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