Old "bubble" style skylights are unsightly and can break easily. Today's skylights are made with thicker and flat glass, and many styles of skylights now offer Low-E Glass to help to prevent the fading of flooring, carpets and furniture that are in the direct line of sunlight. Velux also offers a wide variety of blinds in an array of colors. These shades can be pulled using long poles that hook onto the shade, or even remote controls!
Another great product from Velux is the Sun Tunnel. This is a small dome skylight that is cut into the roof, with a pipe that funnels down through the attic space and to your ceiling. This captures the sun that is hitting your roof and tunnels it into a small window in your ceiling. Sun Tunnels bring in tons of beautiful natural light, and is an excellent alternative to cutting an entire skylight into your roof. This is the best option for brightening up dark areas like hallways or bathrooms that don't have windows.
Skylights are a great option for anyone looking to bring a light, airy and fresh feel to their home!