Thanks to John Denver for the lyrics and the song, As I sit in my basement office this morning blogging away, I am lit up like a spotlight from the sun streaming in through my windows. The sun has filled my office with its golden glow and I like it. When I bought my home I never even considered which way it faced. You should.
Sunlight can make your home feel larger and put you in a good mood. It can warm your home in the winter and bake it in the summer. The way a home sits on the property should be considered when buying a home.
The back of my home faces south east, hence the sunshine. The problem is that my front yard faces north west and I get very little sunlight on my yard. This causes me to work twice as hard to keep a healthy front yard. Since I tend to live in the back of my home, I like seeing the sunlight and will pass on yard of the month.
When looking at a potential home, make sure you check out how the home sits. What direction does it face? Does the deck in the back bake in the afternoon sun rendering it useless for the summer months? These are things I wish I had thought about before purchasing my current home. I don't think it would have changed my mind, but I might have landscaped a bit differently. Makes sure when you are looking at homes that the way the home faces will fit your lifestyle.