Seems that the usual thing for lighting a basement space is to either have that dusty old grate in the window well, or to block it in using that 70’s / 80’s staple “glass block”. Yep, these days glass is pretty much indestructible, except when its used as the screens for our smart phones, but if you wanted to walk on it and maybe even use it in a garden setting, there are lots of options available. Above is a very simple and clean version of the garden skylight that also provides light to the nether regions of your home. While we may have claimed that holding dance party on your skylight is no problem, the area is intelligently demarcated with a few planters to remind everyone its glass. Smart idea.