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Fox Mill Four Seasons Addition
Fox Mill Four Seasons Addition
Matthew James Carpentry & Design Inc.
Example of a cottage slate floor sunroom design in Chicago with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and a standard ceiling
From 'Too Traditional' to 'Perfect'
From 'Too Traditional' to 'Perfect'
Lemon Grass Interior Architecture
The Verandah A beautiful backyard with pool and spa. Photography by Raquel Langworthy
Example of a minimalist sunroom design in New York
Three Season Room
Three Season Room
Rentschler Interiors / LAKESTREETSTUDIO
Three Season Room over looking the pool w/ a Two Sided Fireplace and Built in Window Seats, which provide a second Dining Area.
Inspiration for a huge farmhouse dark wood floor and brown floor sunroom remodel in Boston with a standard ceiling
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Meadow View Residence
Meadow View Residence
Emeritus
Architecture by Emeritus | Interiors by Lauren Marttila | Build by Julius Pasys| Photos by Tom G. Olcott
Sunroom - coastal medium tone wood floor and brown floor sunroom idea in Other with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Shifting Gears
Shifting Gears
CHAD ESSLINGER DESIGN
Photography by Picture Perfect House
Inspiration for a mid-sized rustic porcelain tile and gray floor sunroom remodel in Chicago with a corner fireplace and a skylight
38 Oak
38 Oak
Scott Edmonston Architecture Studio
Beach style sunroom photo in Other
Belgian Farmhouse - Victoria, MN
Belgian Farmhouse - Victoria, MN
Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, Inc.
Space Crafting
Example of a farmhouse carpeted sunroom design in Minneapolis with a standard ceiling
Ceramic Tile
Ceramic Tile
Floorcraft
Inspiration for a large timeless ceramic tile and gray floor sunroom remodel in San Francisco with a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace and a standard ceiling
Transitional Lake Cottage
Transitional Lake Cottage
Lenox House Design
This lovely room is found on the other side of the two-sided fireplace and is encased in glass on 3 sides. Marvin Integrity windows and Marvin doors are trimmed out in White Dove, which compliments the ceiling's shiplap and the white overgrouted stone fireplace. Its a lovely place to relax at any time of the day!
Concord Twp Custom Home
Concord Twp Custom Home
ProBuilt Homes Inc
Example of a classic gray floor and painted wood floor sunroom design in Cleveland with a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace and a skylight
Eagle St, Newburyport
Eagle St, Newburyport
Sage Market + Design
Freebird Photography
Sunroom - contemporary multicolored floor sunroom idea in Boston with a standard ceiling
Greenwich Colonial Redux
Greenwich Colonial Redux
Shelley Morris Interiors
A lofty ceilinged family room flooded with light is cozy in the winter with a stone fireplace. Neutral upholstery with citrus-hued accents creates a comfortable and informal space for reading or sitting by the fire.
Zimmerman glam farmhouse
Zimmerman glam farmhouse
High Cotton Home & Design-Dabney Designs by Tricia
Example of a cottage gray floor sunroom design in Austin with a standard ceiling
Blue Duck Villa
Blue Duck Villa
Marie Meko, Allied ASID
Example of a tuscan carpeted and gray floor sunroom design in Minneapolis with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Porch Room with Mannington Vinyl
Porch Room with Mannington Vinyl
Abbey Carpet & Floor Of Hawthorne
Sunroom - mid-sized transitional vinyl floor and gray floor sunroom idea in Other with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Sunroom
Sunroom
The House Designers
Sunroom that leads to the rear covered porch, hot tub, and pool. View plan: https://www.thehousedesigners.com/plan/ford-creek-2037/
Wauconda Lake House
Wauconda Lake House
Adina Hall Architecture & Interior Design
Example of a beach style sunroom design in Chicago
The Beaver Creek
The Beaver Creek
Tomahawk Log & Country Homes Inc.
Dan Hoffman
Example of a mountain style medium tone wood floor sunroom design in Other with a standard ceiling
2016 Parade Home, Witt Construction, inc. Randall Perry Photography
2016 Parade Home, Witt Construction, inc. Randall Perry Photography
E Tanny Design, llc
Randall Perry Photography
Farmhouse sunroom photo in New York with a standard fireplace
Farmhouse Sunroom
Farmhouse Sunroom
Sunroom - mid-sized country light wood floor sunroom idea in Minneapolis with a standard ceiling
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When you have a sunroom, less-than-ideal weather conditions can’t stop you from enjoying your surrounding landscape. A step up from an exposed deck or patio, sunrooms provide shelter from rain, wind and bugs, extending the outdoor season — hence the terms three- or four-season rooms. With plenty of sunrooms to draw inspiration from, including comfortable furniture and sturdy flooring ideas, it’s helpful to know some of the basics about these structures before you start your addition or remodel.

What can I use my sunroom for?

There are no limits when it comes to uses for a sunroom addition. Commonly, people take advantage of the plentiful sunlight and use them as informal conservatories or a garden room. If you don’t have a green thumb, you might use it as an additional indoor living space to relax and read, or create an indoor-outdoor feeling, like an enclosed patio or porch. You may also want to use the extra space as a playroom for little ones or a hangout for teens. Transform it into a separate dining area if you want to mimick al fresco dining year round.

What materials are sunrooms built with?

A combination of brick, cement and wood often make up the base, or “knee wall”, which supports the large windows. Clear insulated glass or storm windows are used for the majority of the walls — they allow the maximum amount of sunlight into the space while also trapping heat. With the close relative, screened-in porches, the glass might be replaced with window screens to allow for airflow in warmer climates. Check out plenty of pictures of sunrooms and pay close attention to how they are constructed to draw inspiration for your own.

Roofing on sunroom designs can vary. Depending on the preference of the homeowner, the roof may be consistent with their conventional roofing, or could also be glass/plastic panels that let in lots of light. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, these panels are available with coating designed to reflect ultraviolet rays. Flooring in sunrooms was traditionally tiled to deal with possible leaks, but improved building methods allow for all types of flooring to be installed. Browse different style sunroom ideas and see what catches your eye for each aspect of the space, since the material options are pretty wide open.

What type of sunroom decor do I need?

Chances are the decor and furniture in your sunroom design will see a high amount of direct sunlight. Keep this in mind when choosing pieces, since some fabrics and materials can quickly fade or become uncomfortably hot. Outdoor furniture will generally stand up well to the heat and light exposure of all-season rooms and patio enclosures, but don’t be afraid to mix and match with indoor pieces as well. Anything made from wicker or seagrass are good sunroom decorating ideas, while you might want to steer away from plastic or metal pieces. Installing shades or blinds is a smart way to prolong the life of your sunroom furniture and accessories when the space is not in use.

Can sunroom additions double as conservatories?

Absolutely. If your solarium roof lets in light, a conservatory or garden room is an excellent use for the space. You will want to fill it with plants that like lots of sunlight and are resistant to temperature change (conservatories can be hot during the day and chilly at night). Succulents and more exotic plants tend to do well, but if you are prepared to pay close attention to your plants, you can grow most varieties in a sunroom, including fruits and vegetables.

Now get out there and make your sunroom ideas a reality!


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