Sunroom / July 25, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
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.
If your deck or porch is strong enough to handle the additional weight of a sunroom you can save a considerable amount of money by passing on the sunroom with a new foundation. Sunroom Styles And Windows Its roof is the defining feature of your sunrooms style. This is because all sunroom roofs which are not flat will require custom fitted windows and will therefore be more expensive. If you choose a sunroom with a conservatory split-level or vaulted roof you will end up paying more. The quality of the windows you choose will also affect the final cost of sunroom. But you will never go wrong in choosing the best windows your budget can manage because they will mean much lower cooling and heating bills over the long run.
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.