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Ceilings, Details, coffered, trim
Ceilings, Details, coffered, trim
Anthony James Construction
a few coffered ceilings, beautiful detials make the difference
Example of a classic green floor sunroom design in Newark
Modern Mediterranean
Modern Mediterranean
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd
Corey Gaffer Photography
Inspiration for a transitional sunroom remodel in Minneapolis
Outdoor
Outdoor
KSID Interiors, Inc.
Mid-sized transitional sunroom photo in Chicago with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
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Traditional Sunroom
Traditional Sunroom
Sunroom - traditional sunroom idea in Denver with a glass ceiling
Lakefront Home
Lakefront Home
Wiedemann Architects LLC
All season room with views of lake. Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography LLC
Large beach style light wood floor and beige floor sunroom photo in DC Metro with a standard ceiling
bridgehampton
bridgehampton
Rimland Construction
Inspiration for a coastal sunroom remodel in New York with a standard ceiling
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Conservatory Craftsmen
Large elegant concrete floor sunroom photo in Minneapolis with a glass ceiling
Coventry
Coventry
Christine McGovern Design
Inspiration for a farmhouse sunroom remodel in New York
White Oaks Renovation Pt. 2
White Oaks Renovation Pt. 2
Murphy & Co. Design
Sunroom after renovation including new vaulted ceiling & limestone fireplace flanked by leaded glass windows Photos by Landmark Photography
Inspiration for a timeless beige floor sunroom remodel in Minneapolis with a standard ceiling
River's Edge
River's Edge
Fiorentino Group Architects
Photo Credit: Rixon Photography
Sunroom - mid-sized modern travertine floor sunroom idea in Boston with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Conservatory & Greenhouse
Conservatory & Greenhouse
Diamond Homes, Inc.
Conservatory & Greenhouse
Example of a large classic brick floor sunroom design in Denver with no fireplace and a glass ceiling
Ackerly Summer Home
Ackerly Summer Home
Heiberg Cummings Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized shabby-chic style concrete floor and gray floor sunroom remodel in New York with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
3 Season Room
3 Season Room
Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling
Photo Credit: Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling Inc. This client came to us with a desire to have a multi-function semi-outdoor area where they could dine, entertain, and be together as a family. We helped them design this custom Three Season Room where they can do all three--and more! With heaters and fans installed for comfort, this family can now play games with the kids or have the crew over to watch the ball game most of the year 'round!
Custom Sunroom - A Sunny Retreat
Custom Sunroom - A Sunny Retreat
Archadeck of Chicagoland
Skylights and a beautiful pine cathedral ceiling give the space an open and sunny feel. Perfect for entertaining family and friends or curling up to enjoy the outdoors even as the weather grows cooler. -Built in Geneva, IL by Archadeck of Chicagoland
Cary Sunroom
Cary Sunroom
Asbury Remodeling & Construction, LLC
This new Sunroom provides an attractive transition from the home’s interior to the sun-filled addition. The same rich, natural materials and finishes used in the home extend to the Sunroom to expand the home, The natural hardwoods and Marvin Integrity windows warms provide an elegant look for the space year-round.
Modern Farmhouse-Upstate
Modern Farmhouse-Upstate
Crisp Architects
Sunroom with casement windows and different shades of grey furniture.
Inspiration for a large farmhouse gray floor and dark wood floor sunroom remodel in New York with a standard ceiling
Dan Vis builders
Dan Vis builders
Photos By Kaity
Kate Bruinsma - Photos By Kaity
Sunroom photo in Grand Rapids
Newton
Newton
Reid Design
Example of a transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor sunroom design in Boston with a standard ceiling
Wet Bar in Sun Porch with French Doors
Wet Bar in Sun Porch with French Doors
Denise Quade Design
French doors lead out to the lake side deck of this home. A wet bar features an under counter wine refrigerator, a small bar sink, and an under counter beverage center. A reclaimed wood shelf runs the length of the wet bar and offers great storage for glasses, alcohol, etc for parties. The exposed wood beams on the vaulted ceiling add so much texture, warmth, and height. Photographer: Martin Menocal
Porch
Porch
Martha O'Hara Interiors
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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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