According to PatioEnclosures, “Sunrooms are glass and screen enclosures added to a home to create a unique indoor space with an outdoor feel. Many types of sunrooms let in an abundant amount of light, and many sunroom owners talk about a rejuvenation effect they feel when this unique room is added.”
Sunrooms are known as sun porches, porch enclosures, glass enclosures, solariums or Florida rooms. Sunrooms are made for three seasons and four seasons. They not only add value to your home but functional, affordable space.
Some of my happiest times when I was a kid were spent with my grandparents on their farm on the screened in porch on a wicker sofa. The sunroom furniture could hold all the relatives and their children. At night grandpa rocked in his chair and flooded the front yard with irrigation water while we listened for hours to his stories of the depression.
What is a three-season room? It is a sunroom you can enjoy from spring through fall. Windows extend from the roof to the floor, and the sun keeps them warm without the need for these rooms to be heated or cooled on a long-term basis. The Grandparents porch was built for three seasons. Winter was just too tough where they lived to tolerate the cold on the porch without heat.
Four season rooms? four season rooms or all season rooms let you enjoy your room all day, every day, no matter the weather outside. These rooms may include added security features, sleek door handles, and advanced weather lock windows. The thermal breaks and double-pane, insulated glass also allow you to heat and cool your room year-round.
Another sunroom is a solarium. Think of this sunroom as a greenhouse. It has a glass ceiling and glass walls. The solarium offers unobstructed views of your surroundings. Each room is manufactured with 1-inch thick double-pane, insulated glass to improve heating and cooling. You can also install a film coating that provides UV protection, without which your fabrics on chairs and sofas will have a tendency to fade.
What sunroom is best for you? Before planning your sunroom, it’s important to decide which type of sunroom is best suited to fit your unique needs. Do you want a solarium in which your views are unobstructed? Do you live in a three-season part of the country or do you live in the warmer areas of California to Florida? Or do you just want a simple screened porch that will protect you from flying critters?
When you plan your sunroom, furnishing it can be a lot of fun. Do you want sunroom furniture that looks as if your sunroom is an extension of your indoor furniture? Traditional styling or transitional design. If I lived on the coast, I might want my chairs, furniture, and end tables to reflect a nautical motif. I would choose wicker in natural colors or wicker painted in nautical colors or colors that matched my fabrics. I would want to bring the seacoast feelings inside my sunroom.
You have so many choices when you add a sunroom to your home.