Windows & Doors
Nov 14, 2018 10:07 pm
My home is in framing stage (Metricon double story). Ceiling height for upper level is 2550. Some of the bedroom windows measurements are 10-18 in the plan. When I looked at the framing today they seem to be too high from floor. It looks like they are aligned with ceiling. Is it correct? Are there any standards or it just their discretion? I am really worried looking at the frame and how high they are..framing is still in process..not sure if something can be done..any help greatly appreciated. This happened mainly to two bed rooms in the rear side where windows look out into backyard.
Re: Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up3
Nov 15, 2018 7:59 am
From observation, it seems to me as though there's been a move towards fitting bedroom windows quite high, so that neighbouring houses at the same height can't see into the bedroom. A lot of people really only use a bedroom for sleeping & getting changed & not much else, so the ability to see the landscape through the window when in bed is irrelevant compared to the lack of a need to close the blinds (if you have blinds - we haven't fitted any to the spare bedroom - only the birds & people in 747's with binoculars can see in).
HOWEVER that doesn't mean you shouldn't get what you want & thought you were paying for, indeed talk to the builder ASAP.
Re: Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up6
Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Re: Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up9
Nov 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Thanks gillybean. feels better now.
My personal opinion is that there’s way too much emphasis put on bedrooms having lots of natural light. Every lifestyle show on tv it seems has people going into bedrooms and gushing over “look how much natural light is in the bedroom”. I just want to shake them at times and say you do realise they’re primarily for sleeping in during the night time, yeah?
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