Just to ensure we all understanding the issue here and if compass directions are not your strong suit… the sun rises in the East, moves around in the Northern sky before setting in the West. As a tip, you will find a compass app on your phone super handy to orientate yourself when you are in an apartment.
If you are a morning person and love morning sun streaming into your apartment when you get back from a 5.30am Pilates, then an East facing apartments maybe best for you.
You can get some amazing sun sets from the balcony of a West facing apartments but, in the Summer, it can also get pretty hot if you don’t have the appropriate shading and blinds.
North facing apartments get most of the sun during the day and are magnificent in Winter but again can get hot sometimes in Summer. If it is protected from the Western sun, then that can be OK. Sometimes apartment that face North and West can get really hot in the summer, but you will hardly need to touch your heater on those sunny Winter days.
If you work odd hours or just don’t really want direct sunshine annoying you anytime, then South facing is the one for you. These also stay super cool in summer avoiding the need for air conditioning much at all.
So, what sort of person are you? North, South, East or West?
Oh, one last thing. When you look at photos online it is hard to tell which way the apartment is orientated, but if you look at the floor plan it will usually have a north arrow on it.