Sunroom / July 17, 2018 / Faye Savoie
Sunrooms are as popular as ever which makes for a multitude of sunroom ideas. Not to be confused with a four season room sunroom designs rely on the sun for warmth and they lack air conditioning as a general rule. Like any room addition sunrooms can be as simple or elegant as finances allow. Our sunroom ideas may offer options you had not previously considered. Sunroom Designs Sunrooms can be custom-built or purchased as prefabricated sunrooms. Either way you will want to choose a sunroom design that blends in with the architecture of your home. Options range from traditional designs that use a shed-type roof (usually the least expensive) cathedrals that have a gable-style roof split-roof designs for a more contemporary look and a dramatic roof line to curved designs with curved glass roofs. Windows for Sunrooms Since sunrooms are all about the glass choose windows for a sunroom that have a high R-value are tempered for safety have draft-proof seals and have the American Architectural Manufacturers Association approval.
Not only are you providing the labor but you are also cutting out the middle man in the process of building your sunroom. This allows you to save money on the materials as well. Plus depending on the do it yourself sunroom kit that you choose you can also save money on future energy and maintenance costs. First understand that the price of a do it yourself sunroom kit will vary depending on your homes particular situation. For example if you are choosing to build a small aluminum sunroom on top of an existing deck or cement slab it will be much less expensive than building a block foundation sunroom with more windows and wood framing. If you have an existing deck or slab then it makes sense to choose that location for the sunroom because it is already properly graded and prepared. In that case you can measure the deck or slab and get the proper measurements for ordering your kit.
Wood blinds are very popular and are available as real wood or as faux wood which look great and are less expensive. Aluminum blinds are also less expensive and the no holes option is recommended for better light control. Dont forget about shades. These are ideal no matter your window design. Coolaroo shades block 90% of harmful UV rays yet allow air flow to reduce inside temperatures. These are perfect for porches too! Roman shades are sophisticated and elegant while simultaneously being sleek and very functional. Cordless top up bottom down shades allow you to raise or lower them from the bottom or from the top. You have the option of privacy without losing sunlight or your view! Silhouette window shades suspend fabric vanes between two sheers creating an exquisite lighting effect in your room. Sunroom Flooring There are several sunroom ideas for sunroom flooring.