See how interior designer & Instagram blogger Kay Volmar transformed her outdated guest suite
into a bright, cozy and welcoming space for friends and family.
Kay Volmar, the creative mind behind the popular Instagram account, @onceupona1912, is known for her charming 1912 fixer-upper and for sharing simple and affordable DIY design tips that create inspiring spaces. Featured in Southern Living magazine and Cottages & Bungalows magazine, it’s easy to love the Florida-based Instagram blogger’s minimalist, cottage-modern designs.
Before the Solatube tubular skylights were added to the guest suite in Kay’s home, the kitchen space was starved of natural light. It lacked energy and the bright, airy design Kay wanted to accomplish. Kay selected two 290 ISn systems to refresh the space. These tubular skylights deliver brilliant illumination to spaces up to 300 square feet and come with an integrated solar-powered NightLight for a soft glow at night.
She also decided to outfit her tubular skylights with remote-controlled, solar-powered Daylight Dimmers. “The guest suite doesn’t have any doors and the bed looks right into the kitchen area, so the dimmers were a great addition to the space because now guests can dim the sunlight levels to their pleasing when they want to sleep in, take a nap or watch a movie.” After installation, natural light filled the space and the kitchen became a breath of fresh air.
In addition to the kitchen, Kay also decided to give some TLC to the dim, windowless bathroom in the guest suite. After installation, the space felt larger, cleaner and airier.
“Out of all of the projects I completed in my guest suite this past year, the biggest change by far was adding tubular skylights from Solatube! The amount of natural light that these skylights bring in is incredible and the best part is that they were installed in less than five hours! (No mess, no drywall repair… just beautiful, natural daylight)!! oh, and by the way, I at times forget these are skylights and still literally look for a switch on the wall to turn the lights off!”
Ready to brighten up your dark spaces?
If Kay’s guest suite transformation has inspired you, visit Solatube.com or call 888.SOLATUBE to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation with your local Solatube Premier Dealer.
Solatube Premier Dealers are trained and certified residential daylighting experts. They can assess your needs, provide a customized solution and install your new tubular skylight in about two hours.
To find your local dealer, you can visit Solatube.com, or call 888.SOLATUBE.