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How Do You Ventilate A Windowless Room?

Every room in your home should receive good ventilation and natural light

Original Article: Lilli Beth Gelvezon Photography: Miguel Nacianceno | Unsplash (Main Photos)

We all know that proper ventilation and natural light are essential to have a healthy and pleasant home, but what if there’s a room in your house that doesn’t have any windows? How do you ensure that the room still receives good air circulation? An expert weighs in on how to deal with this dilemma.


Q: My daughter’s room has no window because of a firewall. What can I do so the room will have proper ventilation? -Joan, Parañaque City

Q: We are adding rooms to our home and to maximize space, will make full use of the lot area. Unfortunately, we will be bounded by firewalls. What can you suggest that will bring in natural light and ventilation to the bedrooms? -Liza, Batangas


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A: Proper ventilation is a vital ingredient for a healthy home. With a climate like ours, big windows and openings are luxuries worth the investment. So if there’s an opportunity to have even the tiniest window, take it. For Joan, I strongly recommend that you re-do your layout so that your daughter’s bedroom has a window. A windowless bedroom is not a very relaxing environment to sleep in. That area with no natural ventilation or light should be reserved for a bathroom or storage room instead (but always install ceiling vents/exhaust fans).

In your case, Liza, don’t enclose the whole remaining area. At the very least, leave just a small space to create an open-top mini veranda. Use sliding doors and big windows to open up area so you can take advantage of the natural light and air that come in. To prevent overheating, install a trellised roof and put lots of plants. -Lilli Beth Gelvezon, architect

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This snippet originally appeared in the May 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine.

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