Sunrooms encourage leisurely living and boost square footage — often with reduced construction costs than a completely completed room. If you’re considering adding a sunroom or turning an existing space into a sunny retreat, here are some features to consider. And if you’re not, your thoughts wills change.

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1. Comfortable seating. The ultimate sunroom functions as a second living room. It shouldn’t scream wicker. You may bring in upholstered seats, plush cushions and throws, indoor-outdoor rugs and occasional tables that you would think to use indoors. A appropriate sunroom has electric outlets to support table and floor lamps also.

Fraerman Associates Architecture

2. Multiple functions. Ideally a sunroom could accommodate both a seating arrangement and a dining table, therefore it can be used as frequently as you can.

Balodemas Architects

3. Environmental controls. Many sunrooms are constructed without heating and air conditioning systems.But it’s still nice to have the ability to cool down with a ceiling fan if the atmosphere becomes too stifling, and to warm up with a fireplace on chilly nights.

Tom Stringer Design Partners

4. Privacy sunglasses. Sunrooms get glowing, of course. They tend to boast floor-to-ceiling insulated glass doors and windows. Even in the event that you have high-quality doors and windows, the space may still get overheated. Curtains or shades are must-haves to make certain you don’t overheat because you browse home design photographs and drink iced tea on a lazy day.

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5. Greenery. A vertical space between the indoors and outside begs for flourishing potted plants as the connecting element.


6. A home office. When you have a table on your sunroom, then you can use the area as a home office involving foods. A supportive seat, a Wi-Fi connection and a view to a own backyard will make for a productive morning.

Crisp Architects

7. A setup for entertaining. When you have a large group dinner on the calendar or some particular event, consider the sunroom the ideal place to set up your celebratory meal. Ample dining room, light and atmosphere circulation, plus proximity to the kitchen, will make for a memorable event.

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8. Decorations. If your sunroom has sealed windows and French doors, then there is no reason to hold back from decorating it with your favourite home accessories. Framed prints, books, candles, mirrors, vases etc. will really kick it up a notch.

Frank Shirley Architects

9. Whimsy. It’s possible to use this space as an chance to be lively with thrifted locates and salvaged pieces you do not deem proper to display on your formal spaces. Find new applications for a classic sewing table or fruit crates, as an example.

KohlMark Architects and Builders

10. Rugs. Insert plushness and texture on a hard, moisture-resistant flooring — like tile, sealed or stone concrete — with a rug. Jute and cowhides will hold up.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

11. Simplicity. Don’t overthink or overaccessorize your sunroom. A fairly and simple plot is all that’s needed, such as in this slightly nautical blue sunroom. Notice the framed artwork, hurricane lamps and flower arrangement added to make it seem homey.

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