We've lived with them waking us up at 5am, with the early morning sunlight coming through. We've lived with them shining sunlight directly on our bed (with no other place to position the bed) all day long. This is especially annoying on days I want to take a nap. I feel like I have rectangular spotlights directly across me. We've also lived with these darn skylights making our bedroom a greenhouse. It is really a sauna in our room.
We've lived with these skylights disturbing our peace for so long because we figured we were moving, and it didn't matter that much. Well, we are not moving, and yesterday was the LAST STRAW! It was over a hundred degrees outside yesterday, but that was nice and balmy compared to the temperature in our bedroom. (and Heath and I weren't even in there to sizzle things up some more!) We couldn't stand to be in our room. I declared to do something about the blasted skylights. TODAY!
So I went to the store, thinking that I would buy some material and make some easy curtains for the skylights, but after bumping into an old friend, I was told that I should just get premade thermal curtain panels. These panels would not only block out the sunlight, they would block out the heat! Perfect. So I bought two panels, shortened each one a little bit, re-sewed a hem so I could get the tension rods through there, and PRESTO!! Covered skylights.
Sweet darkness. I might just get a nap today.