A Sunroom Addition
There isn’t anything that brightens up a home and
lets you enjoy the outdoors seasons year round like
a sunroom. Sunroom additions are a very popular
home owner DIY home improvement project. A sunroom
adds great value to any home. If the sun room is
heated during the cold months it is a great place
to bird watch and enjoy the winter sun. A sun room
can be a year around place of enjoyment. Often
homeowners remodel their patios into sunrooms.
A sunroom addition
allows natural sunlight to come into your home
regardless of the season. They are a perfect way to
enjoy the scenery of your back yard while avoiding
the heat and bugs of the summer, the the cold
winter, the wet rain in the fall, and the allergy
season in spring.
There are many fabulous different sunroom designs
to select from. The choices are such that you can
find a room in almost any shape and dimension to
fit your particular needs and blend in with the
rest of your home.
One of the most popular sunroom designs is the
studio sunroom. Homeowners like the studio design
because it can be easily adapted to either a
complex or simple home style and offer a natural
extension to most roof designs. The studio design
is one large open room with a near flat roof.
Another favorite sunroom design is the
design. This style adds height and appeal to the
sunroom while offering a stunning vaulted ceiling
for increased spacing and design such as front
The California sunroom also offers a unique design.
With this sunroom, the roof is at an angle with one
side peaking higher than the other side, thus
allowing additional light to enter. This design may
not be appealing unless your home resembles a
California style home.
For an all out exposure to the outdoors and maximum
sunlight the solarium style design is an excellent
choice. With a solarium, total sunlight is allowed
in to penetrate the inside. The roof has curved
eaves, and is totally transparent with skylights
which allows for full sun as well as moon and star
filled night views.
When considering a sunroom for your home
improvement project choose the style that best
matches or coordinates with your current home and
roof design. How you intend to use your sunroom may
dictate which style may fit best. For example, many
homeowners use sunrooms as a family room with
couches and televisions. Others use them as an
enclosure for a hot tub or pool table while others
use them as a studio with an art easel, or a
comfortable place to relax and read. In addition, a
sunroom room is so full of light year around it is
also the perfect place for live plants to thrive.
Whatever your interests may be in a sunroom
addition, the addition is one that will always be
useful to any family situation. Many styles of
sunrooms can be purchased as a DIY sunroom kit or
you may want a contractor to install your sunroom.
Whichever your choice, insure that you do your
homework before purchasing a DIY kit or choosing a
contractor. Most home improvement centers have
models to review before purchasing and only work
with an experienced sunroom contractor.
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