A sun room is typically a home addition that is completely made of windows and glass. A solarium is more specific and must have a glass roof and a wall made of windows or glass. Solariums are typically found in hospitals as they allow patents to get sunlight without being exposed to the outdoors. You can create a solarium outdoors and make it look like an outdoor living room just by adding furniture to it. It’ll look like a bright living room where you can go to relax and soak up some sunlight.
- A sun room is completely made of windows and is technically just a large room that allows light to come in through big windows.
- A solarium must have a glass woof and a wall of windows. Solariums can be attached to a home or can be just stand alone.
- Outside structures can flow into an indoor space pretty easily through a solarium. You can make your solarium look like a living room if you’d like.
“Traditionally, solariums were built as part of hospitals to allow patients to soak up the sun without being exposed to the outdoor elements.”