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Question: Nursery without windows?


 irik018 - Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:18 am

Is it okay to have a nursery without an outdoor window? The room we have in mind is fire safe because it connects to two rooms with windows on either side, and there is also a window in this room that goes out into a third room (though it is a high window). There is a ceiling fan. Are there any safety or other concerns with this arrangement? What are the ages at which this arrangement is appropriate, if ever?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:40 pm

User avatar Hello,
This arrangement is perfectly fine for a child of any age since you have other outlets. The advantage to a window is natural light and fire escape. It is not necessary f to have this light in a room meant for sleep and taking the child outside the room at times will suffice. The disadvantages of having a window are the dangers sometimes posed where a child might fall out, get entangled in blind or drapery apparatus so of course in some ways your child may actually be safer.

There are regulations in the real estate market for listing a home for sale. Without a window it cannot be counted as a bedroom but you are free to use the room however you see fit. The purpose of the regulation is to not mislead a potential buyer and it has an effect on property taxes and valuation notices.

Best wishes.

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