I have rectangular skylights in most of the rooms of my house: all 3 bedrooms, the living room, and kitchen. I really like having the light brighten up the rooms during the winter, but it can really heat up the rooms in the summer.
I visited a number of stores to find skylight shades or shutters, but found them to be quite expensive. I also found a few websites on how to make your own. But the instructions were difficult to follow, and I didn't have the supplies close at hand.
After looking around my house, I found that I actually had the materials to make my own skylight shades, and you can too! These shades are inexpensive, use items you probably have around your house, and can be made in just a few minutes.
Want to try your hand at making shades for rectangular skylights? Here's how: