How important is natural light in a house?
When people have a choice, they will always gravitate to those rooms that have natural daylight on two sides, and leave the rooms that are lit only from one side unused and empty. When rooms are oriented with windows that permit natural light to fall from more than one direction, they are perceived to be more comfortable than those rooms where natural light only enters from one direction.
Dr. Ronn Phillips, Arch.D., and Bobbi Hauptmann, Environmental Design, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Monday, May 18, 2009