It depends on what YOU like. If your rear view faces west, you will get amazing sunsets reflecting over your pool, guests are impressed, life feels good....But if you have a lot of windows and sliders there, you can also deal with blinding sun coming in, hotter in that area, etc. The lanai roof is a factor of course because if it extends out far enough, you get the great sunset, and then its gone, leaving that time of blinding sun to a minimum. If your home faces north and south, then your pool gets the benefit of longer sun exposure, keeping it warmer longer, and at a more comfortable temperature. If your rear faces east, you will be able to sit out on your lanai and enjoy the sunrise.
Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
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