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Old 11-07-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Why don't people in Seattle like natural light? That is the most important thing for me when looking for a home.
I've wondered about this, too. Bedrooms in Seattle tend to have small, almost cell-like windows, unless they're much older, Craftsman-style houses, or something. Maybe it has to do with keeping in the heat, in wintertime?
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I've wondered about this, too. Bedrooms in Seattle tend to have small, almost cell-like windows, unless they're much older, Craftsman-style houses, or something. Maybe it has to do with keeping in the heat, in wintertime?
I've heard it's a combination of that and the trend of keeping the bedroom strictly for sleeping. It drives people into the defined living space to do everything else and leaves the bedroom for relaxing and privacy (in addition to maintaining the room temperature as Ruth noted). I've had to deal with the giant Craftsman windows that seem to suck the cold in and cost an small fortune to replace when a tree branch finds its way through.

Honestly I feel that most new builds of every kind around the country have less window space when compared to homes built over 20+ years ago. Part of it may be attempts to keep the spaces quiet since builds get crowded together and reduce the amount of private space; but LED lighting and such have helped indoor electric lighting to be less burdensome (more outlets, less expensive products) so people are better able to light their homes however it best works for them.
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