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Lakefront Master
Lakefront Master
J Brothers Design | Build | Remodel
Sunroom - coastal sunroom idea in Minneapolis
Downingwood House
Downingwood House
Laura Design Company
Credit: Emily Kennedy Photography
Sunroom - transitional sunroom idea in Chicago
2017 ARDA - Custom Homes - Royal Oaks Design
2017 ARDA - Custom Homes - Royal Oaks Design
AIBD - American Institute of Building Design
The client’s coastal New England roots inspired this Shingle style design for a lakefront lot. With a background in interior design, her ideas strongly influenced the process, presenting both challenge and reward in executing her exact vision. Vintage coastal style grounds a thoroughly modern open floor plan, designed to house a busy family with three active children. A primary focus was the kitchen, and more importantly, the butler’s pantry tucked behind it. Flowing logically from the garage entry and mudroom, and with two access points from the main kitchen, it fulfills the utilitarian functions of storage and prep, leaving the main kitchen free to shine as an integral part of the open living area. An ARDA for Custom Home Design goes to Royal Oaks Design Designer: Kieran Liebl From: Oakdale, Minnesota
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Hawks Point Residence - Interior Design Collaboration
Hawks Point Residence - Interior Design Collaboration
Create Design Build
Mountain style concrete floor and gray floor sunroom photo in Minneapolis with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and a standard ceiling
A Wurster Revival
A Wurster Revival
Butler Armsden Architects
Example of a trendy concrete floor and gray floor sunroom design in San Francisco
DIY Beautify Sunroom Makeover
DIY Beautify Sunroom Makeover
Timberchic
DIY Beautify sunroom renovation with coastal white Timberchic!
Example of a small transitional carpeted and beige floor sunroom design in Other with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Sunrooms
Sunrooms
Betterliving Sunrooms
This white three season sunroom extends the outdoor living season.
Example of a sunroom design
Deephaven Remodel
Deephaven Remodel
LORI HANDBERG / Studio M Interiors, Plymouth, MN.
SUNROOM
Inspiration for a timeless sunroom remodel in Minneapolis
Lake House in Winter
Lake House in Winter
Strahan Construction
Inspiration for a sunroom remodel in Other
Dynamic Master Suite, Sunroom and Garage in Marietta
Dynamic Master Suite, Sunroom and Garage in Marietta
Atlanta Design & Build
After discussing in depth our clients’ needs and desires for their screened porch area, the decision was made to build a full sunroom. This splendid room far exceeds the initial intent for the space, and they are thrilled.
Chevy Chase Renovation, Sunroom and Patio Addition
Chevy Chase Renovation, Sunroom and Patio Addition
Howard Katz Architects LLC
Sunroom addition leads off the family room which is adjacent to the kitchen as viewed through the french doors. On entering the house one can see all the way back through these doors to the garden beyond. The existing recessed porch was enclosed and walls removed to form the family room space.
Ravine
Ravine
Louis Banks Design Build
Complete gut rehabilitation and addition of this Second Empire Victorian home. White trim, new stucco, new asphalt shingle roofing with white gutters and downspouts. Awarded the Highland Park, Illinois 2017 Historic Preservation Award in Excellence in Rehabilitation. Custom white kitchen inset cabinets with panelized refrigerator and freezer. Wolf and sub zero appliances. Completely remodeled floor plans. Garage addition with screen porch above. Walk out basement and mudroom.
Sunrooms
Sunrooms
Betterliving Sunrooms
Escape the weather but continue to enjoy the outdoors with a Betterliving Sunroom
Sunroom photo in Philadelphia
A New Old Farmhouse
A New Old Farmhouse
Susan M. Rochelle, A.I.A., Architect
This sunroom takes full advantage of natural daylight and breathtaking views. Photograph by David Van Scott Architectural design by Susan M. Rochelle, A.I.A., Architect, Hunterdon County, NJ
Camp Cabin
Camp Cabin
Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.
Scott Amundson Photography
Example of a mountain style sunroom design in Minneapolis
Best Of Ohio 2017 - Grand award Winner
Best Of Ohio 2017 - Grand award Winner
Daniel DeVol Custom Builder
Inspiration for a country sunroom remodel in Other
Home in St. Louis
Home in St. Louis
JML Interior Design
The sunroom was one long room, and very difficult to have conversations in. We divided the room into two zones, one for converstaion and one for privacy, reading and just enjoying the atmosphere. We also added two tub chairs that swivel so to allow the family to engage in a conversation in either zone.
Exteriors
Exteriors
The Leland Group
Greg Gruepenhof
Inspiration for a mid-sized medium tone wood floor sunroom remodel in Cincinnati with a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Coventry
Coventry
Christine McGovern Design
Inspiration for a farmhouse sunroom remodel in New York
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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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