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.
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. But if you dont have a slab or deck already then you will need to decide on the proper location for your sunroom. You will also need to grade and prepare the area before you can begin construction. This obviously changes the amount of work that you will be requiring of yourself when installing your do it yourself sunroom kit. Of course you could always hire a contractor to put in the slab for a block foundation sunroom and then build the rest of it yourself.
Choose from the least expensive yet beautiful vinyl products. You can mix and match vinyl to create a unique yet very functional look. Wood is a favorite for sunrooms as is stone or brick. Interlocking deck tiles come in a wide variety of colors and styles can be positioned on top of almost any surface and look fantastic. There are also modular tile floor systems for the do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Carpet is another option along with outdoor area rugs. Decorating with Plants For sunroom décor consider using your wonderful space for plants. They tend to thrive in sunroom environments. Plants like abutilon allamanda and dianthus are all good plant varieties and will give you space color and fragrance.