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Old 05-12-2019, 08:04 AM
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Thanks for all of the comments. I think I may keep looking for the right house.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for all of the comments. I think I may keep looking for the right house.
You'll find the right house but you won't find the perfect house, there is always something missing. In our case we got the house we wanted, the water view and privacy we wanted, next to lots that don't allow for pools so we don't have to listen to the pumps, the floors and cabinets we wanted and settled for the Northwest facing lanai which was the only thing we didn't want but it too has it's plusses.. Even if you build there will be some restriction on the lot that will stop you from having something or getting stuck next to something you won't like. Keep looking there are tons of homes for sale and tons of lots to build on.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:27 PM
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My number one riority was a house oriented NS, and I’m glad I gott one I rented a house with west facing lanai and LR for a month and HATED it. This way I get some sun on lanai in late afternoon which is okay especially in winter
Ditto. I found the east facing lanai on our first TV home was restrictive in the winter, although we did not enclose it. I think if we had, it would have been great. But judging from trying to sit on the front of that house (west facing), I would never want a west facing lanai due to the heat, unless it was enclosed and air conditioned.


Our new house has an enclosed lanai that gets morning sun and some afternoon sun. We had a retractable sunbrella awning installed on the outside that's remote controlled. That takes care of the morning heat/sun.


Personally, we would never have a west facing lanai.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:52 PM
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There are many facts left unanswered. Is it a kissing lanai, (ugh)? Is it a large lanai? Does it afford wonderful views? Do you love the home and layout? What may be hot in the summer is warming in the Winter. Opinions here are just that, if it was so bad do you think they’d build any home facing that direction? You may be putting more credence into someone’s opinion than you would personally warrant.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:49 PM
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We use our north/west facing lanai in the cooler months only. That is November through April. When the weather is hot, we are not outside in the sun or the shade. I do, however, grill all year round on the lanai. I can handle being in the heat for that two minutes at a time to take care of the grilling.

Mornings on a western facing lanai are lovely for sipping coffee.

We did not enclose our lanai because we do love having outdoor space. Having a covered area for the grill is a must as I can still grill when it is raining.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:59 PM
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We use our north/west facing lanai in the cooler months only. That is November through April. When the weather is hot, we are not outside in the sun or the shade. I do, however, grill all year round on the lanai. I can handle being in the heat for that two minutes at a time to take care of the grilling.

Mornings on a western facing lanai are lovely for sipping coffee.

We did not enclose our lanai because we do love having outdoor space. Having a covered area for the grill is a must as I can still grill when it is raining.
Agree, (our lanai faces just north of west) mornings are great out there, today it was 75 at 6:30 AM comfortable to have coffee, went back out around noon to take a break 83 and still very comfortable with no sun. The sun starts to come in one corner of the lanai around 4:00 and it's too hot to sit comfortably out there until around 7:30 so we only lose 3-1/2 to 4 hours or use per day. Those times will change between now and June 21 but we will still have the same amount of comfortable time.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:05 AM
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Our lanai faces directly east. This time of year when it is 70 degrees in the morning, it is comfortable all day long. In the afternoons when it is 90 degrees, it is in the shade, and we run the fans and it is not too hot. In the winter, it is too cold to be out in the morning regardless of direction of the lanai. In the afternoons during the winter when things warm up, we have fixed up a sitting area in the front of the house which gets the afternoon sun, and it too is very comfortable. We had friends who sold their house with west facing lanai. They said it was brutal in the afternoon sun and made the lanai un-useable.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:57 AM
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I viewed a new house on a golf course yesterday that has everything I have been looking for in a house. However, the screened lanai, the kitchen, and the master bedroom face to the west, and the sun would shine directly into these areas every afternoon. I would like some opinions on how much of a negative this will be and can this be minimized by screening and shading to block out the sun. If you have a west facing lanai, please let me know if this is a serious problem.
Do yourself a favor. On a nice, sunny afternoon, find an open house with a west facing lanai. You really need to experience it first hand, but they get big time warm, and you might regret purchasing that kind of set-up.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:28 AM
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Do yourself a favor. On a nice, sunny afternoon, find an open house with a west facing lanai. You really need to experience it first hand, but they get big time warm, and you might regret purchasing that kind of set-up.
Isn't it still warm in the shade when it is 90 degrees? Honestly, the only time I'm outside when it is 90 degrees is when I'm swimming in the pool. That's it. I do not golf because of the heat but that's just me.
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