How can we make our landing brighter?

Is there an inexpensive way of lighting the upstairs landing of our house, which only gets 'borrowed' light from the bedrooms if we leave the doors open?

Is there an inexpensive way of lighting the upstairs landing of our house, which only gets borrowed light from the bedrooms if we leave the doors open?

Suntile makes an inexpensive clear plastic tile that can replace an existing roof tile. It is suitable for all types of roof including slate, clay and concrete, and allows light directly into the house. Suntiles can provide up to 1,000 watts of light and work effectively in period and listed homes as well as modern properties. The basic Suntile Kit costs £99, but if your landing is not directly under the eaves of the roof you may need an extension kit, from £55. This is a DIY product so there should be no installation costs. Call Suntile, 01454 280010, suntile.co.uk. Alternatively, Monodraught makes the Sunpipe, a tube with an internal mirror finish that reflects natural daylight and pipes it to a room where light is diffused by a ceiling fixture. A small diamond dome replaces a tile or slate on the roof. The dome can normally be installed in a couple of hours. Call 01494 897700, sunpipe.co.uk.

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